Forget Thread Count: This Is How to Choose the Best Bed Sheets

Can we just like this for a while? I am going to exfoliate with this one. Oooh. You can’t even see me over the pillows I am so small. Now I am doing a visual test. Even before you touch it, it looks cheap, like, the edges are uninspired. I feel like if I slept on this, I’d wake up from the sound of my skin.

I really like this one. I don’t know how many more faces have been on it, and it’s kinda creeping me out. I don’t know why I’m still holding it, cradling it like a small child. But it feels soft like if I put on pretty pajamas, I may slide out of bed. I love sleeping. It’s like my favorite thing. Sleeping is my hobby. I’d sleep on all of them. Ummmmm maybe 600. I really think thread count’s fake. 200? 75? 10,000. From like 100 to, I don’t know, maybe, 1000. I don’t think I have ever bought a pillowcase just buy itself. I don’t know what kind of sick person would go shopping just for pillowcases. I know that I buy really high thread count sheets because I’m a princess. Pillows and cats is what I’m surrounded by at night. I don’t know how much things cost in real life.

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MagicLinen Bedding Review – Should You Switch From Cotton Sheets?

Sarah Riccio: Hey guys, it’s Sarah from Sleepopolis. Today we’ll be taking a look at the Woodrose Linen Sheet Set from MagicLinen. Now, some of you might already know that linen has a very distinct feel and a reputation for being super durable, breathable, and eco-friendly. In this review we’re going to take a close examination of these sheets so we can determine what sets them apart, and for whom they might be most beneficial. Of course, if at the end of this video you’re not so sure this set is the right one for you, just google “Sleepopolis Best Sheets,” and we’ll help you find the one that is. All right, let’s get started. Sarah: These sheets are made from 100 percent linen, which is derived from natural flax fibers, so eco-friendly, sustainably-sourced material. That’s a perk for me. This particular set is made in Lithuania. Unlike some linen sheets, these are not blended with cotton or any other textile byproduct.

They have that distinct feel that only comes from pure, 100 percent linen. Linen fibers are a bit thicker than say cotton, for example, and they produce a stiffer yarn. They are going to have this coarse texture. Not coarse in a way that’s it’s rough, it’s still super soft. It does have a distinct feel, a gently massaging texture to it that is with 100 percent linen sheets.

This particular set is in Woodrose, which is, you can see, as the company calls it, a dusty pink color. I think it’s really pretty, but they do have other styles and colors available. What are you getting with this set? You get a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and two pillowcases. Something interesting about the fitted sheet is you can order it in two different mattress depth options. You can order it, either the fitted sheet is able to accommodate mattresses up to 10 inches, or up to 18 inches. 18 inches are pretty deep pockets so that’s pretty cool.

On this bed I’ve got the 10-inch fitted sheet. It’s got a really, as you can see, very tight, closely adhering to the mattress, snug fit, which I really like. While this does have a little bit of a coarser texture, linen is also known for being super breathable. It’s very light and airy. You can see how it drapes. Also, this particular set is stone washed. I go into a little bit deeper detail as far as what the stone washing process is all about in my full written review, which you can find on sleepopolis.com. Basically stone washing is going to make them extra soft. While you’re getting all the benefits of linen, and you’re still getting that distinct coarser texture of linen, it is a little bit softer than I was expecting. I really like that. First impression of these sheets, I’m loving the lived-in look that is so characteristic of linen. I’m loving the pillowcases also, which have this pretty sizeable flap of fabric here, so you can’t see inside of the pillowcase. I have to say, I’m really into the hand feel, but I’m eager to see what they feel like.

Let’s get in and check it out. The first thing I want to make a note of before I even get into the feel of these sheets is the pillowcase. When I first unpackaged everything, the pillowcases looked almost a little small. I’m used to seeing these big enormous pieces of fabric so it can accommodate any size pillow. These are a little small. At first I was worried about that, but as you can see, it allows for a very snug fit around your pillow so that your pillow’s compactly in the pillow case.

Not to mention, it’s got this pretty big flap of fabric, so that you can’t see it. It’s still got that nice aesthetic look. I wasn’t sure how I was going to love these sheets, because linen does have a coarser texture to it, but the stone washing involved in making these sheets has them feeling so super soft. I can’t stop rubbing my hands all over the fabric. Of course, as we know, linen is super breathable, although it is a thicker fiber than cotton, for example. It’s still got this lightweight, drapes nicely over your body, and is really breathable, so it’s going to help keep you cool. But, one of the magic things about linen is, it’s thermoregulating. Basically, that’s a fancy word that means it’s going to help keep you cool in the summertime, it’s going to help keep you warm in the cooler months.

Works with your body’s temperature, and in my opinion is a big perk. I am pretty much a year-round hot sleeper, so again, I am loving how light, cool, and breathable these are feeling. As far as the fitted sheet goes, I’ve got the 10-inch depth here. I think it’s doing a really good job of staying tucked. Also, because there wasn’t a lot of excess fabric, it’s got a pretty snug fit. There’s no bunching, no gapping. It fits this mattress like a glove, and it is a 10-inch-deep mattress, so I’m liking that. As I roll around from side to side, the fitted sheet is not becoming untucked, which is one of my main criteria when it comes to sheets. The other thing that I pay attention to is how it feels on my body.

I know that they are natural, 100 percent linen, so I know they are going to be hypoallergenic. They’re easy on my sensitive skin. They’re super soft. I love how when you air them out a little bit, they get this nice drape. The last thing that I love about these sheets is the lived-in aesthetic that is characteristic of linen. It’s got this wrinkly, beach-house feel to it, which is really nice. When it comes to linen sheets, you have to play around because they’re definitely not all made equal. Between the stone washing and the pretty Woodrose color of these, I’ve got to say, I’m really loving these sheets. There’s a lot to like about these sheets, but just to name a few, they’re made from 100 percent pure linen, so they’re going to be naturally hypoallergenic and sustainably sourced. They’re also highly breathable and moisture wicking, so they’re going to be less likely to accumulate germs. If you’re looking for sheets that are easy on both your skin and the environment, you should give these a try.

Something I’m loving about these sheets is the stone-washed softness that’s going on. I have to be honest, I don’t always love the feel of linen sheets because they do have a coarser texture than cotton, for example. Because of the stone-washed nature of these sheets, they’re actually softer than I was expecting. They’ve still got that distinct feel of linen, plus all the benefits that come with linen, but they might be a little bit softer than you’d expect. Something really awesome about the company MagicLinen is that they offer customized bedding. In addition to being able to choose between mattress depth options — the fitted sheet comes in two different depth options — you also have the option to customize almost every sheet set that they have to offer.

You can customize the sheets according to your preferred dimensions. That adds a level of personal care that I really like. There are a few things about these sheets that not everyone is going to love. A lot comes down to personal preference, but not everyone is going to be into the casually creased, lived-in look of these sheets. It’s definitely part of the personality of linen. Personally I think it adds a relaxed rustic aesthetic that I find to be quite charming, but again, different strokes for different folks, so something to be aware of. Secondly, it’s worth remembering that while these sheets are very soft, they do not feel like cotton.

Really soft, but they offer a textured softness that’s less silky and smooth, like you might be familiar with with cotton, and more coarse and breathable. If you’re used to the cozy cotton sheets, it’s definitely something to keep in mind. Lastly, there is no trial period offered with these sheets. You have to be pretty sure these are the ones you want before you commit to buying them. Oftentimes, companies will offer a trial period so you can get the sense of the bedding before you commit.

It’s not the case with these sheets. However, I’m pleased to report that MagicLinen has said that they are considering offering a trial period in the future. That wraps up this review, but for every last detail on these sheets, be sure to check out my full written review that you can find by Googling “Sleepopolis MagicLinen sheets.” If you’re not sure these sheets would even be covering the right mattress, just Google “Sleepopolis best mattress,” and we’ll help you find the right one.

Don’t forget to follow us on social media, because we’re always uploading content with one thing in mind — to get you the best sleep that you can. If you have any comments, questions, concerns about this video, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below, after you’ve hit like and subscribe, and we’d be happy to help. That’s all for this review. Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you next time. .

Percale vs. Sateen Sheets – What’s the Difference?

Katie Golde: Hey guys, it’s Katie from Mattress Clarity. Today, we’re talking about the difference between percale and sateen sheets. Now, if you’ve been sheet shopping in the last century, you probably have seen these labels, and you may not know what they mean. They refer to different types of weaves. It’s important to know what they are because they affect the overall feel and experience you’re going to have with the sheets.

I’m going to talk about the similarities, the differences, and who I think they’re a good fit for. We’re also going to get an up-close look at both different types of sheets so you can get the best idea on what’s going to be the right one for you. Let’s dive into these sheets. Katie: I do have one quick question for you. I want to know, after you watch this video, if you’re more “Team Percale” or “Team Sateen.” Which one do you think is going to be the best fit for you? Don’t hesitate to comment below. Let me know. Write “Percale” if you like percale sheets, “Sateen” if you like sateen. I’m checking back, and I want to know which one you like.

Personally, I’m Team Percale, but I think that they’re pretty much great across the board. Of course, if any questions come up, leave them there, too. I’m always checking back. I want to talk to you about these sheets. First of all, both percale and sateen sheets are woven with different fabrics from all different manufacturers. You’re going to see them in cotton, bamboo, and linen. What it means is how they’re woven, but the other thing that they have in common is that they’re both used with long-staple fibers.

For example, the ones I have in my lap right here are long-staple cotton. That means is that they’re more durable and they’re softer compared to short-staple cotton, which is not going to hold up as much. If you see these weaves in any fabric just know that they’re going to be synonymous with a higher quality sheet. You can’t go wrong with either. Let’s dive into each one, and I can give you an idea of which one’s going to be the best fit for you. Now, it’s time to learn a little bit about more about the percale sheet. They are very popular. You’ll see them all over the place. In fact, I’m sitting on a set of cotton percale sheets, as well as holding them up right now to give you an idea of the fact that they are everywhere. I want to talk to you about how they’re made first and why that results in the kind of fabric that it does.

Percale, the weave itself is very simple. It’s a one-under/one-over weave. Think about summer camp potholder loom making, very simple basic construction. That results in a crisp, lightweight feel. These are cotton sheets, so bear that in mind. They can come in different fabrics. There’s something called a “Hand-feel” in the sheet world. That means how does it feel on your hand? I’m going to show you. It definitely has that, again, crisp is the best way to describe it.

The cotton rustling is happening. It does drape nicely over my hand, it is really soft. It does hold its own. It’s got its own structure. For a better example, think of a nice hotel sheet or a nicely crisp laundered menswear shirt or womenswear shirt. Again, I hope you’re getting that vibe that I’m trying to share with you. That’s the feeling of percale. It is lightweight. It’s a great fit if you’re in a warm climate, you’re a hot sleeper, you have the night sweats, or something like that. Go with percale. It’s going to be nicer for you but keep in mind that it does tend to wrinkle a little bit easier than other weaves. What you’re going have to do, if you either have an iron on you or take it right out of the dryer when it’s a little bit warm and put it straight on your bed.

What’s the deal with sateen and why is it as popular as percale? A lot of that has to do with the complexity of the weave. A sateen, you’re going to go one-under/two-over, one-under/three-over, even one-under/four-over. Although that might seem very simple in the difference, it creates a very different weave, different fabric overall. As a result, a very different sheet set. These sheets are a little bit thicker. They have a buttery feel to them. I’m going to hold up and do the hand feel for you so that you get this idea here. You can see how it’s draping a little bit closer to my hand. It’s extremely soft, a little bit thicker. Hopefully, you can see here, there’s a little bit of luminosity, a little bit of a sheen. I’d go so far as to say a “Silkier” feel overall. If you think about it, putting that on your bed with your beautiful pillows, your comforter, it’s all going to create such a rich, luxurious feel.

I think that’s so appealing to people. Now, again, I mention that it is a little bit of a thicker fabric overall, so that’s going to be great for those colder months. Maybe you like to sleep cold and so you want that warm sheet set. The sateen is going to be the right fit for you. It is durable. Make sure you follow the care instructions to keep it as long as possible. It may not be as durable as percale, but the nice thing here is that it doesn’t wrinkle as easily. By now, you’ve had a chance to learn a lot about both types of weaves and hopefully have a clearer idea of which is going to be the right fit for you. I want to briefly recap them again. The percale sheets are going to be crisp, lightweight, breathable, and very durable, all great qualities. Remember, they are going to be a little more prone to wrinkles. The sateen sheets are, without a doubt, going to look amazing on your bed. They’re buttery soft, they have that nice sheen to them, but because they’re thicker, they’re going to sleep a little bit warm.

Keep in mind, they might be better for the winter. Now, the weave is just one of the many factors to take into consideration when shopping for sheets. Don’t forget you’ve got fabric, color, thread count, and, of course, you’ve got price. If you want to learn more, check out our YouTube channel Mattress Clarity. You’ve got a whole bunch of sheet stuff going on there. Don’t hesitate to let me know if you’ve got any questions. Now, I’m exhausted.

I’m going to go take a nap on these sheets, so I’ll see you later. .

BedVoyage Rayon from Bamboo Bed Sheets CC

Hi, I’m Sharon Stuart from BedVoyage Introducing our wellness line of rayon from bamboo Bedding. Equal parts luxurious and casual. Bamboo fibers have natural benefits that help you sleep better. They wick and evaporate moisture three times faster than cotton, which keeps you drier and bamboo fibers adjust to your body’s temperature Releasing the heat through the micro gaps and holes, so you sleep cooler. You’ll love that your linens stay fresh longer Because bamboo is resistant to odors and bacteria It’s amazingly soft and comforting to your skin The fibers are so fine and round like a hair on your head, That makes them hypoallergenic and a non irritant to sensitive skin. We don’t coat our linens with formaldehyde or Flame-retardant chemicals like much of the cotton and microfiber industry So you may see a little wrinkle with bamboo But you can rest easy knowing that you’re sleeping on sheets with healthy sleep benefits In case you were wondering, rayon is the process of converting a tree or stock into a fiber Our linens are made from 100% organically farmed bamboo.

our five-star luxury details Consist of a flat sheet that is a foot longer than traditional linens So your top sheet will stay tucked in at the foot of the bed The fitted sheet is 18 inches deep to fit most pillow top mattresses and has a tight elastic all the way around, so the corners never pop off The pillowcases are a little roomier, so it’s easier to insert your pillow Make your sleep life better with BedVoyage Linens .

Percale vs. Sateen Sheets – What’s the Difference?

Katie Golde: Hey guys, it’s Katie from Mattress Clarity. Today, we’re talking about the difference between percale and sateen sheets. Now, if you’ve been sheet shopping in the last century, you probably have seen these labels, and you may not know what they mean. They refer to different types of weaves. It’s important to know what they are because they affect the overall feel and experience you’re going to have with the sheets.

I’m going to talk about the similarities, the differences, and who I think they’re a good fit for. We’re also going to get an up-close look at both different types of sheets so you can get the best idea on what’s going to be the right one for you. Let’s dive into these sheets. Katie: I do have one quick question for you. I want to know, after you watch this video, if you’re more “Team Percale” or “Team Sateen.” Which one do you think is going to be the best fit for you? Don’t hesitate to comment below.

Let me know. Write “Percale” if you like percale sheets, “Sateen” if you like sateen. I’m checking back, and I want to know which one you like. Personally, I’m Team Percale, but I think that they’re pretty much great across the board. Of course, if any questions come up, leave them there, too. I’m always checking back. I want to talk to you about these sheets. First of all, both percale and sateen sheets are woven with different fabrics from all different manufacturers. You’re going to see them in cotton, bamboo, and linen. What it means is how they’re woven, but the other thing that they have in common is that they’re both used with long-staple fibers.

For example, the ones I have in my lap right here are long-staple cotton. That means is that they’re more durable and they’re softer compared to short-staple cotton, which is not going to hold up as much. If you see these weaves in any fabric just know that they’re going to be synonymous with a higher quality sheet. You can’t go wrong with either. Let’s dive into each one, and I can give you an idea of which one’s going to be the best fit for you. Now, it’s time to learn a little bit about more about the percale sheet. They are very popular. You’ll see them all over the place.

In fact, I’m sitting on a set of cotton percale sheets, as well as holding them up right now to give you an idea of the fact that they are everywhere. I want to talk to you about how they’re made first and why that results in the kind of fabric that it does. Percale, the weave itself is very simple. It’s a one-under/one-over weave. Think about summer camp potholder loom making, very simple basic construction. That results in a crisp, lightweight feel. These are cotton sheets, so bear that in mind. They can come in different fabrics. There’s something called a “Hand-feel” in the sheet world. That means how does it feel on your hand? I’m going to show you. It definitely has that, again, crisp is the best way to describe it. The cotton rustling is happening. It does drape nicely over my hand, it is really soft. It does hold its own. It’s got its own structure. For a better example, think of a nice hotel sheet or a nicely crisp laundered menswear shirt or womenswear shirt. Again, I hope you’re getting that vibe that I’m trying to share with you.

That’s the feeling of percale. It is lightweight. It’s a great fit if you’re in a warm climate, you’re a hot sleeper, you have the night sweats, or something like that. Go with percale. It’s going to be nicer for you but keep in mind that it does tend to wrinkle a little bit easier than other weaves. What you’re going have to do, if you either have an iron on you or take it right out of the dryer when it’s a little bit warm and put it straight on your bed. What’s the deal with sateen and why is it as popular as percale? A lot of that has to do with the complexity of the weave.

A sateen, you’re going to go one-under/two-over, one-under/three-over, even one-under/four-over. Although that might seem very simple in the difference, it creates a very different weave, different fabric overall. As a result, a very different sheet set. These sheets are a little bit thicker. They have a buttery feel to them. I’m going to hold up and do the hand feel for you so that you get this idea here. You can see how it’s draping a little bit closer to my hand. It’s extremely soft, a little bit thicker. Hopefully, you can see here, there’s a little bit of luminosity, a little bit of a sheen. I’d go so far as to say a “Silkier” feel overall. If you think about it, putting that on your bed with your beautiful pillows, your comforter, it’s all going to create such a rich, luxurious feel. I think that’s so appealing to people. Now, again, I mention that it is a little bit of a thicker fabric overall, so that’s going to be great for those colder months.

Maybe you like to sleep cold and so you want that warm sheet set. The sateen is going to be the right fit for you. It is durable. Make sure you follow the care instructions to keep it as long as possible. It may not be as durable as percale, but the nice thing here is that it doesn’t wrinkle as easily. By now, you’ve had a chance to learn a lot about both types of weaves and hopefully have a clearer idea of which is going to be the right fit for you.

I want to briefly recap them again. The percale sheets are going to be crisp, lightweight, breathable, and very durable, all great qualities. Remember, they are going to be a little more prone to wrinkles. The sateen sheets are, without a doubt, going to look amazing on your bed. They’re buttery soft, they have that nice sheen to them, but because they’re thicker, they’re going to sleep a little bit warm. Keep in mind, they might be better for the winter. Now, the weave is just one of the many factors to take into consideration when shopping for sheets. Don’t forget you’ve got fabric, color, thread count, and, of course, you’ve got price. If you want to learn more, check out our YouTube channel Mattress Clarity. You’ve got a whole bunch of sheet stuff going on there. Don’t hesitate to let me know if you’ve got any questions. Now, I’m exhausted.

I’m going to go take a nap on these sheets, so I’ll see you later. .