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Article: Advantages of Pure Cotton Sheets

Advantages of Pure Cotton Sheets

Advantages of Pure Cotton Sheets

As you might imagine from our name, here at Cotton Novas, we're huge fans of cotton. In this article, we're going to cover the advantages of pure cotton sheets.

You know what it's like when you're tossing and turning all night because it's too hot, right?

That uncomfortable, too-hot feeling when we're trying to sleep comes about because the bedding we're using traps the body's heat. The issue is that materials such as polyester don't allow air to have free access to the skin. In turn, this means that there's no easy way for heat or evaporated sweat to escape.

We can end up hot and drenched in sweat. Because we're too hot, some of the sweat evaporates and we end up freezing cold and still drenched. And the cycle of too hot followed by too cold followed by too hot repeats. This is far from ideal when we just want to sleep.

Luckily there are other options.

One of the advantages of 100% pure cotton sheets is that they're breathable, which means that air can easily pass through them. In summer, we're much less likely to become too hot and end up drenched in sweat, leading to a more comfortable night's sleep. Even if we do sweat, 100% pure cotton fibers draw the sweat away from our bodies, virtually eliminating that too-hot too-cold cycle.

And few would disagree that a good night's sleep is essential for our wellbeing.

Beyond the immediate benefits when it's too hot, pure cotton sheets are easy to wash and look after. Simply throw in a cold wash with your favorite enzyme-based soap powder, and they'll come out fresh and clean.

Have you ever put something through the wash and then had those tiny balls of material form on the surface, making the item look and feel worn? It's annoying, right? This process is known as pilling, and it happens because the loose ends of the fibers can start to protrude from the material, forming pills. If you've ever had one of these form in exactly the wrong spot on your sheet, you'll know that it does not lead to good sleep.

With 100% pure cotton sheets, pilling is greatly reduced leading to more comfort in bed.

And compared to polyester, there's less risk of lingering odors since these are removed during the wash.

Cotton is a sustainable, natural fiber that doesn't irritate the skin. Egyptian cotton in particular is considered to be perfect for bedding and towels because the fibers are strong and soft.

Known for its softness and high quality, 100% Egyptian cotton is perfect for your next set of sheets. If you'd like to explore the joy of feeling like you're sleeping on a cloud, we've put together an Egyptian cotton knitted starter set for you. It's available in a wide range of colors, and in sizes to suit every bed and decor.

Our 100% cotton products are specifically designed to be resistant to pilling and shrinking, and the color-fast technology ensures a long life.

And the best part? You don't have to just imagine luxuriating in that softness!

The Cotton Novas Egyptian cotton knitted starter set includes 2 pillowcases and a fitted sheet and is available in our store. Our customers have told us that it's like floating on a cloud.

So if you'd like to experience the softness of high-quality 100% Egyptian cotton as you drift off to an amazing sleep, place your order in our store right now.

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