People spend nearly a third of their lives sleeping, or even more in my case. Sleeping is essential for both our physical and mental health and lack of sleep may lead to serious health problems. It is very important to let our body cool down while we sleep because this lowers our blood pressure and activates the parasympathetic nervous system, otherwise known as the “rest and digest system”. Lowering your body temperature during sleep also helps the body release certain hormones and enzymes with reparative properties.
By wearing light clothes during sleep, we can help our body cool down and achieve its ideal sleeping temperature. This will help you achieve a deeper sleep and you will wake up well rested the next morning. In fact, there are a number of studies that have shown that sleeping naked can improve the quality of your sleep and has a number of other health benefits.
However, in order to get really comfortable in your bed, whether you are sleeping naked or not, you need to have quality bed sheets. When shopping for bed sheets, you can choose from a wide range of options, and I am not talking about picking the best colour or print. Although the appearance of the sheet is the most noticeable feature, it is certainly not the most important one. There are several things you need to have in mind when you are buying new bed sheets, such as the thread count, weave and fabric type.
Thread count refers to the amount of thread used horizontally and vertically used to create one square centimeter of fabric. The thread count will determine how light or heavy the sheets are. The type of weave used to create the fabric will give a different feel to the fabric. But, the type of fabric probably plays the biggest role in the quality and softness of the bed sheet.
My personal favourite combination of all these features are flannelette sheets made from Egyptian cotton. Although flannelette sheets are usually associated with warmth, this is because its soft and fluffy feel, however, it is actually an airy fabric that allows your skin to breathe and you can choose between a heavy or light-weight flannelette sheets depending on the weather conditions. Besides being comfortable, flannelette sheets are popular because they are extremely durable. With proper care, they will last you for years to come and will stay as comfortable as the first time you used them. And as far as the fabric type goes, 100 percent natural Egyptian cotton is without a question the highest-quality cotton available. Nothing can match the soft and luxurious feel of Egyptian cotton grown in the warm and dry climate of northern African.