Do The Sheets You Choose Make a Difference in Your Sleep?
Do you find yourself tossing and turning at night trying to get comfortable? Does your body feel tired but you just can’t seem to fall asleep? Perhaps it’s time to look at your bedding and question if maybe it’s the sheets that are keeping you awake? If you’ve ever wondered if sheets make a difference in the quality of your sleep, the answer is a big fat yes.
The type of sheets you pick is really based very much on where you live and the climate you live in. For instance if you were to live somewhere that stays cold and snowy much of the year, then you will naturally be drawn to warm options like polar fleece and flannel to keep you warm and cozy.
So what about in the Caribbean, what is your best option? Caribbean climates mean you are dealing with heat and humidity. Sheets that are lightweight, don’t hold moisture, and allow your body to breathe are the best option. What’s important is to not get too consumed in the whole thread count debate. People often assume that the higher the thread count, the better the sheets, which means the better the sleep. In reality the only guarantee is that a higher thread count will equate to a higher price tag.
Stick to Natural Options
For those living in the Caribbean, the best bet is to look for sheets that use natural fibers. Try to stay away from any of the synthetic blends. Although they will wash well and hold up over time, they are also known for trapping the heat in. You can bet you’ll do a whole lot of tossing and turning if that’s the case.
Most people agree that Egyptian cotton and pima cotton are the best options as far as quality, breathability, weight, and durability goes. Unfortunately these aren’t always the cheapest sets to buy but when you’re having peaceful sleep night after night you’ll be thankful you spent the extra money.
Once you’ve picked out the perfect sheets, keep in mind it’s best to keep your room as cool as possible while you sleep, it’s wise to change your bedsheets once a week to keep them fresh, and it always feels better slipping into a bed that had been made rather than a rumpled mess from the night before. So now all that’s left to do is for you to have a restful night!