Being introduced to the world of bedding can be overwhelming. If you’re thinking of moving homes, are ready for a new set of bed sheets, or redesigning your bedroom, you probably have questions or myths from conversations with others or have seen online. Let’s see if we’ve answered your myths!
Myth 1: Higher thread count means better sheets.
This is not always the case. A higher thread count does not necessarily mean that the sheets will be softer or more comfortable. In fact, some sheets with a high thread count can be quite rough and uncomfortable.
The most important factor to consider when choosing sheets is the fabric. Some fabrics, such as cotton, are naturally soft and luxurious, regardless of the thread count.
Myth 2: You need to buy expensive sheets to get a good night's sleep.
Myth 3: You should only wash your sheets once a week.
This is not true. You should wash your sheets at least once a week, especially if you sweat or toss and turn a lot at night. Washing your sheets regularly will help to prevent the build-up of bacteria and dirt, which can lead to skin irritation and other problems.
Myth 4: You can't use fabric softener on sheets.
This is not true. Fabric softener can help to make sheets softer and more comfortable. However, it is important to use a mild fabric softener and to avoid using fabric softener sheets, as these can leave a residue on the sheets that can make them feel sticky.
Myth 5: You should never iron sheets.
This is not true. Ironing sheets can help to remove wrinkles and make them look neat and tidy. However, it is important to iron sheets on a low heat setting and to avoid ironing the fabric too much, as this can damage the fibers.
All of these myths are easily debunked and with these simple but powerful tweaks can make you fall in love with your bedroom, your nightly ritual, and shopping experience better. Settling in for bed and rising in the morning can become a joy when you love the space you’ve created.