Making your sheets work for you: improving your sleep
Everyone wants sheets to help them sleep better, in particular new parents. We believe that both mum and baby deserve to have high-quality sheets on their beds. Sheets for sensitive skin, waterproof sheets and hypoallergenic sheets can greatly affect sleep for babies and small children. According to experts, babies need between 14 and 17 hours sleep and school age children need between 10 and 11 hours. A comfortable bed and quality sheets can make all the difference!
How do I choose the best sheets?
Although everyone has different sleep patterns, guidelines exist to help you find sheets to help you sleep better. We recommend soft and breathable sheets that are durable and last well.
Generally speaking, they should ideally have a high thread count as this means that the sheet is softer and will last. The thread count refers to the number of threads horizontally (weft) and vertically (warp) per square inch of fabric. To increase the thread count, more threads can be added to the weft.
If you are looking for lighter sheets, you should buy sheets with a thread count of 400, which are soft and lightweight. A sheet with a thread count of 800 will be still be soft, but will be heavier (it has more threads in the same size area). Linen and cotton sheet are usually the most breathable.
When should I buy hypoallergenic sheets?
If you notice unpleasant odours or allergic reactions at home, your bedroom may be the cause! Sometimes, this may affect your sleep.
If you are looking for sheets to help you sleep better, it is important to look at the hypoallergenic ones. 20 million Americans are allergic to dust… and dust mites are everywhere, even in the cleanest houses. Although washing bedding regularly can help to prevent them, hypoallergenic sheets do a much better job. The fabric is designed to resist allergens and also withstand regular washing (with hot water). The fabric of hypoallergenic pillowcases deals with dust mites by inhibiting them.
For babies, using hypoallergenic sheets protects them from right from the start. Choosing natural fibres, such as wool, cotton, linen, silk and bamboo, will help to care for sensitive skin. We also recommend washing bedding in colouring-free fragrances and detergents.
How can I reduce allergens in my home?
Do you want a clean and comfortable environment for you and your child? Knowing what your mattress is made from and also what type of sheet, duvet, pillow and pillowcase you have is an advantage, especially if you have a dust mite allergy or sensitive skin.
However, there is also another way to prevent them. Use a dehumidifier and replace heavy curtains and blinds with lighter curtains and dust and wash them regularly. Regular vacuuming can also help reduce allergens in the home environment. It is also a good idea to restrict areas where you keep pets, maybe you could prevent the dog from going into the bedroom. Pets get everywhere, in particular when outside, and they may carry allergens on their fur and feet.
Finding the perfect sheets for your family to help you enjoy healthy restful sleep is possible. Follow our advice, buy the right bedding today and start sleeping better!