Choosing your bedding fabric may not be the most glamorous task, however it’s an important one. The quality of your bedding can have a significant impact on the quality of your sleep. Since we spend a hefty chunk of our lifetime in bed, we may as well make the most of our time there by opting for fabric that is healthy for us and our environment. In the world of bedding fabrics, cotton reigns supreme. Here are five reasons why cotton is the best choice for bedding.
Cotton is breathable
Our body temperature naturally changes as we drift off into Sleepland. Unlike man-made fibers such as polyester, cotton is breathable, which allows it to help regulate our body temperature. On cold nights it lets us retain our heat and on warm nights it wicks away our sweat and keeps us cool. This quality makes cotton the superior choice when it comes to comfort.
Cotton is hypoallergenic
There’s nothing like incessant itchy skin to ruin a night of sleep. If your skin feels irritated every night, your synthetic sheets are likely to blame. Cotton is naturally soft and hypoallergenic, which makes it an excellent choice for those with allergies and sensitive skin. Better yet, go for organic cotton if you have sensitivities to dyes and pesticides.
Cotton is better for the environment
If you opt for pure, natural cotton, you’re not only benefiting your own health, but also the environment. Synthetic fibers can contain harsh chemicals that make them wind- and water-resistant. These may be good qualities for raincoats, but are harmful for our sleep health and pollute the environment. Cotton is a natural fiber that is biodegradable. Our planet will thank you for choosing cotton.
Cotton is low maintenance
When it comes to washing, cotton bedding doesn’t require any special treatment. Our cotton down comforters and blankets, for instance, are machine washable at a low temperature with a mild detergent. They can also be tumble dried and don’t require ironing. No fuss necessary here.
Cotton lasts longer
Cotton may be slightly more expensive than synthetic fibers, but it’s well worth the investment when you consider how much longer it lasts. Cotton bedding lasts up to twice as long as synthetic bedding and will therefore save you money in the long run. Plus, cotton is naturally stain and odor resistant, which makes it easier to maintain over time.
For the sake of our health, comfort and environment, cotton is our bedding fabric of choice. Most of our bedding is made with cotton, so you can rest assured you’re getting the finest quality fabric with our products. Browse our collection to find your perfect match and get ready for your most comfortable sleep yet.