They say you spend one-third of your life in bed, but with the right set of sheets you might want to make it even longer.

Thread count. This refers to the number of threads woven into each square inch of fabric. While it may be touted as the ultimate test of smoothness and durability, the type of fabric matters just as much. A higher thread count does not necessarily mean better quality.

Fiber matters. When it comes to good sheets, fabrics with longer fibers tend to be softer and more durable. Look for Egyptian, Pima or Supima cottons if you want noticeably softer sheets that won’t pill. Cotton-polyester blends are a good budget-friendly alternative and are wrinkle resistant. However, polyester is less breathable than cotton and can trap heat for warm sleepers.

The weave factor. This can affect the look and feel of your sheets. Percale sheets are closely woven which gives a crisp feeling; sateen has a softer feel and a glossier look.

The perfect fit. Measure the height of your mattress, including any pad or pillow top. Sheets should measure a few inches deeper to allow for normal shrinking after washing.

These tips will help make sure your next sheet set is a great fit, for your comfort as well as your wallet.

Source: ©2017 Vantage Production

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