After a long, hard day, we all feel pretty tired. There’s nothing nicer than crawling in to a soft, comfortable bed for a peaceful night of sleep. A lot of things go in to making a bed the perfect place to catch some z’s. You need the right pillow for you – some like them super soft, others need them firm as rocks.
You need the right blankets – too many and you’re hot all night, too few and you’re freezing. The bed has to be the right size, and the mattress has to meet your exacting specifications. But even small details can make a big difference. Every aspect of your bed plays a part in it’s comfort, including something as simple as the bottom sheet.
If you have ever slept on a bare mattress without a bottom sheet, you know first hand that it can be uncomfortable. Mattresses today are not meant to be slept on without something between you and the bed. Fortunately, almost every set you will ever buy will come with a bottom (also known as a “fitted”) sheet. This is arguably much more important than the top sheet, which many people will discard after it wraps around their legs for the third time.
The right bottom sheet for you is going to depend on several different things. First and foremost, do you have any fabric allergies? If so, make sure to avoid ones made from fabric that will leave you in hives. What is the weather like? For cold weather, flannel are great as they provide extra warmth. For the heat of summer, silk or light cotton are better. What is your budget? Smoothness is determined by thread count- the higher the thread count, the higher the price. The size of your bed is also very important- a kind sheet will flap on a queen sized bed, and a twin will not fit at all.