How can I stay cool and sleep well at night?
We’re in the UAE and Summer is here! While the AC is pretty much a necessity for all of us, there are other ways to help you stay cool and get a great night’s sleep. One of the most underestimated ways to help you stay cool and get a great night’s sleep is to ensure that you have the right type of bedding.
So, what is the right type of bedding? What will help me stay cooler at night during the summer?
Yes, you have the AC, but if you turn the AC down too much, it can become expensive and it’s also not good for the environment as you’ll use up a lot more energy. If you leave the AC off during the day, another factor is the warmth and humidity which can affect the room temperature and affect your ability to sleep soundly. So, choosing the right bedding can help make your sleeping environment just right, keeping you cool and fast asleep all night.
There are many different types of materials that can be found in our bedding. Some, are well known, and some you may not completely know or understand but with the help of our expert team we have picked our favourites and using our vast experience we’ve picked the ones you should be looking out for.
Some people prefer the feel of percale against their skin because it is crisp and light, with a soft, matte finish. Cotton percale sheets are great for summer and especially hot climates because it is a breathable fabric that is much cooler. The way the fabric is woven is the secret to it's cool touch feel, so you’ll sleep better during the hot summer months.
Satin is a weave that typically has a glossy surface and a dull back. But we shouldn’t confuse satin with cotton satin. Cotton satin is still made from natural cotton, but it is the weaving process described that gives cotton satin its soft silky sheen and feel. The satin weave is characterised by four warp yarns floating over a single weft yarn.
While cotton is a much finer fibre, able to be woven into a higher thread count. Linen which is also a natural fibre, is thicker and more durable and robust. More importantly it is also highly absorbent and a good conductor of heat. It is renowned for its natural breathability. So, your linen bedding will feel cooler to the touch, linen bedding because of its high moisture absorbency will also quickly remove perspiration from the skin. While Linen can boast longevity and a lovely drape, the linen fibre’s which are thicker than cotton actually require a lower thread count to guarantee a high quality, enduring fabric. So unlike cotton, for linen a low thread count is not a mark of lower quality.
So, after all this where do our team of sleep experts recommend for great quality bedding?Our team love John Lewis because of its great quality sheeting and fantastic prices.