Linen, cotton, bamboo, silk, flannelette…

The options are endless. With so much choice these days it’s easy to get overwhelmed. However, it does beg the question, do people realise how the simple fabric of a sheet or pillowcase can influence their entire sleep?

When you first crawl in, it should be like the embrace of a warm hug. The softness welcoming you as though you’ve been gone for weeks. As your head hits the pillow it should be a struggle to keep your eyes from sinking away with your thoughts.

With more research being done today than ever before, we are at the peak of knowledge when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep.

But are we really even utilising this information?

As an avid bed enthusiast, I take my sleep extremely seriously. My experiences have taught me that you really do get what you pay for when it comes to bed linen. The more you spend does in fact have a direct correlation to the quality of sleep you will get. Especially when it comes to your sheets and pillowcases. If you are someone who runs a little on the warm side throughout the night, then it may be time to change up your bed linen.  A synthetic set of linen will do most people no favours with most lacking breathability. Synthetic fibres retain heat and moisture and send it right back. Resulting in a sweaty night in return.

Some of those in the know will prefer silk pillowcases, to protect their fragile locks, while others will exclusively only use French flax linen to rest their sleepy heads upon. And it’s no surprise why. Flax linen is 100% derived from plants, it warms you in the winter months and cools you in the summer months. It will last for years and only become softer and more luxurious as time goes on. Keep it out of the direct sunlight and it should stick by you for years.

Zzz – The Impressions Team