When you choose bedding, make sure you choose cotton. Our sleep experts tell you why.
It’s so frustrating when you’ve been tossing and turning all night. You wake up feeling groggy, stay groggy the entire day, make bad choices when it comes to food, and you ache to just get back to bed.
An easy way to ensure you get a good night’s sleep is to make your bed the most comfortable. Other than the size, the mattress and the pillows, making sure you have a bedspread, quilt and pillow covers made from cotton is essential. When it comes to your bedding, cotton is the absolute best. We tell you why.
It lets your skin breathe
When we sleep, our body temperature increases. We sweat at night. You know that feeling when you wake up in the middle of the night feeling hot, sticky and yucky. Ugh. You don’t want that. Cotton bedding helps because cotton is a natural fabric. This means that it lets your skin breathe. Cotton absorbs heat from your body during the night, making sure you stay cool and dry. Cotton bedding is also the best for winters because it keeps you warm by retaining your body heat.
It lasts longer
High quality cotton may cost you more, but it’s cheaper in the long run. Because it has a longer lifespan. Cotton is a strong, durable material. You can use it for years. Not replacing your bedding frequently saves you money. And lowers your cost-per-use. Also, cotton becomes softer with use. So good quality cotton bedding is definitely a worthwhile investment.
Lower chances of bacteria and allergies
Manmade materials have a higher chance of collecting dust, bacteria and allergies. Synthetic materials like polyester attract more dust and hair, and can irritate sensitive skin. With cotton, you have a much lower chance of bacteria causing allergic reactions since it’s hypoallergenic. It’s great especially if you or your children have sensitive skin.
Wash and go
Cotton bedding is super easy to wash and use again. Just throw it in the washing machine and you’re good to go! This makes it a low-maintenance item that doesn’t need a lot of care and instructions. It’s one thing less to worry about! Make sure you wash your cotton bedding alone and not with other clothes. If you’d like, iron with a steam iron to get a few creases out.
It feels so good!
We saved the best for the last- there’s no better feeling than freshly washed cotton sheets. Cotton feels so great against the skin. It makes you feel relaxed and happy. And that’s exactly how you want to feel when you get under the covers each night, after a long stressful day.
At Quilting Tree, all of our quilts and bedcovers are made of 100% cotton. All of them are handmade in India. Because you deserve the best. Check out our massive collection at AllHomeLiving.com, pick your favourite, and get it delivered to your doorstep. Happy zzz’s!