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There are a lot of things to consider when you buy bed sheets: Are they durable? Will they wrinkle? How easy were they to get on the mattress? But first, they need to be soft and comfortable if they are really high quality sheets.
Since you spend several hours a day in bed sleeping – and possibly even working and snacking – it’s important to make sure your bedding is comfortable.
One thing to keep in mind is that if you buy poor quality sheets, there is little you can do to make them softer. Poor quality sheets are usually made of short cotton. They stick to the fabric, making your fabric rough and prone to clumping. There is no magic way to make a smooth cloud of comfort that only quality fabrics can offer.
How Can I Make My Sheets Softer?
Make your own magic happen by throwing your sheets in the washer with a full cup of baking soda and ½ cup of vinegar, and running for a full cycle. This works best if you start washing in hot water and then switch to the cold during the rinse cycle.
Do Cotton Sheets Get Softer?
High-quality cotton sheets will soften with each wash. If durability and softness are important to you, cotton linens with a high thread count will make bedding comfortable for a long time.
Do Sheets Get Softer Over Time?
Remember that your sheets will become softer each time you wash them. Good quality sheets become softer with every wash, drying and ironing cycle.
My New Sheets Feel Like Sandpaper
Brand-new panels can feel scratchy or uncomfortable because of the chemical coating added by the manufacturer. These chemicals make sheets look and feel sharp – but being too brittle can be frustrating. After a few times of washing, the chemicals will be lost.
New Bed Sheets Making Me Itch
Many people report that they have an itchy, uncomfortable feeling when sleeping on un-washed sheets. This is because a type of starch called sizing keeps sheets smooth and sharp in their packaging. Nobody wants to buy sheets that are tied up, wrinkled, so sizing them to keep them as attractive as possible until they buy. This is why the new sheets can feel scratchy or hard, even if they’re made of a soft material. A little soap, water and a dryer or two will help them smell much better and feel cleaner while sleeping.
Your sheets play an important role in getting a good night’s sleep, but we often overlook their importance – except to make sure they look good and match the master bedroom décor. But if you sleep on hard and itchy sheets, you can almost certainly get a good night’s sleep.
In the end, the thing that you feel most light in is mainly a matter of personal preference. However, some sheets are naturally softer than others, which is why many people prefer bamboo sheets. There is nothing better than getting in bed at night and wrapping yourself in the equivalent of a light, smooth, and brocade cloud. Follow the advice presented here to help you get a good night’s sleep, immersed in the embrace of soft, comfortable sheets.