29/07/2016

LIFESTYLE: Sleep Sleep Sleep....

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Sleep is one of my favourite things and I would go as far to say it's one of my hobbies! I know a lot of people struggle winding down end of the day, end of last year I wrote a very popular post on "Tips On Winding Down Before Bed & Sleeping Well Every Night* With that in mind I love nothing more than crisp ironed bed sheets and they must be pretty much white white white to give that sense of hotel feel. Every year I have a major clear out as with white bed sheets the more you wash them the less white they look so it's always good to have fresh sheets yearly.

It's was time to look online to see what's on offer since we are in the "sale" period. I have picked 3 options to share with you all from budget to mid-range to high end if you have more penny's to splash out.

Best value budget option would have to be from *Yorkshire Linen Bedspreads & Throws online at £21.99 with 300 thread count.

Midrange option is from Ikea Haxort which includes quilt cover and 4 pillow cases.

High end option is from my favourite The White Company which starts at £70 (sale price)

Sheets are just as important as mattress as it comes in direct contact with your skin. Traditionally cotton use to be the most popular fabric due to its breathability, comfort and durability and whats great about it is it can trap head and let cool air pass through the summer so it's a great option for all year round.

Egyptian cotton is my favourite by far ad it's known as the gold standard when you feel cotton compared to Egyptian cotton you can certainly feel the difference in the softness and a certain price tag comes with that luxury. I have to say once you move to Egyptian cotton it can be difficult to go back!

When you think of Egyptian cotton you also think of the "thread count" which means the number of threads in 1 square inch of the fabric. I've recently learnt it's not always higher the count the better as lower threat count sheets can be made from fibers that are softer by nature such therefore feels silkier than a high thread count sheet made from a lower quality blend.

However all other things being equal high thread count can also mean increased comfort. But don't be tempted to buy 800-1000 thread count sheets as 400-500 can be just as good. The extra thread count doesn't make enough difference in feel to justify the hefty price. Also highest thread count sheets can make it very stuff to touch / scrunch because so many fibers are jammed closely together.

After all that what will you be buying?
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