Sheets….. I have struggled to find the perfect sheets for way too long. Besides the mattress, sheets are one of the most important parts of getting a good night’s sleep. How many times have you ended up fighting with your sheets at night? Have you experienced these issues?…..Sheets are too hot, or too thin, or too thick. Bottom sheet pops off mattress every time you move. Or you invest in really expensive high thread count sheets only to find that they don’t wash well and come out of drier completely wrinkled. (Who wants to iron sheets?-not me!)
You would think it would be easier for a person selling mattresses to find the best sheets, but alas it has been a struggle. I have had sheet sets that don’t fit properly, that pill up when I wash them or that wrinkle too easily. But thankfully over the last few years I have finally found the sheets of my dreams. First of all, I had to learn about thread count.
Thread count has been touted as the standard for finding good sheets. And although thread count is important, it doesn’t tell the whole story. One of the problems with thread count is that it doesn’t always mean that the fiber is good quality. Makes sense, right? If I have really cheap fiber-even if I put 1000 thread count per inch it still won’t be comfortable. The amount of thread that can fit into a square inch of fabric is limited, so some bedding companies exaggerate the count by including the number of strands in a twisted yarn in the claimed thread count. If you want to check the thread count of your sheets, you would count the number of of yarns that go vertically and horizontally in a square inch. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time for that. The point is that thread count has become so controversial and misleading that the Federal Trade Commission has even stated that consumers ‘could be deceived or misled’ by inflated thread counts. In fact, in 2017, the FTC issued a General Exclusion Order barring entry of woven textile fabrics and products marked with inflated thread counts. They even deemed it false advertising under section 43 of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. 1125 (a)(1)(B) Whew! That makes my head hurt. Who knew that thread count is such a serious problem that the government got involved. And all I want is soft sheets that stay soft over time without pilling or wrinkling up. I want my sheets to stay cool, because I hate hate hot sheets.
My search led me to find the best sheets I have ever owned! Yay! These sheets are so great that I made sure that all of my family have some. They are Woven Supima Cotton Sheets by Malouf. I am so in love with these sheets–they are 100 percent Supima cotton (I’ll explain more about that in a minute), they are breathable, have oversize dimensions so that the fitted sheet stays on and they tuck well under the mattress so that there is plenty of breathing room for the top sheet. Supima cotton is in the top 1 percent of cotton grown in the United States (move over Egyptian cotton! This is better). Supima cotton is twice as strong, more resistant to pilling. and naturally softer than average cotton. It is breathable-which helps regulate your body temperature- and pure cotton is also moisture regulating. Supima cotton is proudly grown on American, family-owned farms. Learn more about Supima cotton and what makes it the best fiber for sheets from this video.
Malouf offers these wonderful sheets in four colors, but white is always my favorite, although I also have a set in smoke. See the colors below. Supima cotton does provide premium color retention also, so if you want another color–it will last wash after wash. The sateen weave helps these sheets stay smooth and drape beautifully. Sheet sets include pillowcases and are also available in pillowcase sets, because we all need more than one pillow each. Oh, and about the thread count–it has a single ply 600 thread count. That means that if you take the time to count it – you won’t be disappointed by exaggerated numbers. The sheets are available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King and Split King for adjustable bases.