Cold weather has its perks but it can be uncomfortable and it can make you ill so keeping warm is essential. When the cold weather hits, thoughts of layering with your jumper, jackets, coats, and boots are probably always on your mind when you are shopping for the winter weather. But layering is not the only thing you should be thinking of when you are shopping, those cold, winter nights should also be foremost on your mind. Unfortunately, your thick nightwear and woolly socks are not enough to keep the chill away, you also need some warm, comfortable bedroom sheets to keep you snug and cozy.
A lot of people do not bother to change their sheets all year round and they use the same bedroom sheets for spring, summer, winter, and autumn and they manage the discomfort of using light bed linen during the winter or heavy sheets during the summer. But if you value your sleep and want a good night’s rest regardless of the season, it is important to switch your bed linen according to the weather.
We all have our go-to fabrics for winter weather, wool and fleece being the most obvious and popular of them. Surprisingly, cotton is an excellent option and will keep you warm as well as any other options.
Flannel is another good option as it is heavy enough to keep you warm and snug all night long without any feelings of discomfort. Some people can use silk during warm weather but this material tends to retain and trap heat, so if you need a touch of nighttime luxury during winter, silk will serve you well.
There are a few tips you can consider to help you pick out the best bedroom sheets for cool weather.
This is the total amount of threads used in making the material, per square inch. Some people believe that a high number of threads means that the sheet will be softer, this may not be entirely true but thread count is a good sign of the quality of the sheets and a decent thread count is between 200 and 800. But for the cold winter weather, it is advisable to go with a higher thread count as heavier bedroom sheets will keep you warmer.
If you like heavy and breathable sheets, then a good choice would be cotton bedroom sheets. As I mentioned earlier, cotton sheets are surprisingly good for cool weather and much more comfortable than many other options. However, If you prefer lighter sheets, you should consider going for silk and satin sheets, which are just as excellent as cotton, they tend to trap and retain heat so they are ideal for cool weather and it does not hurt that the fabrics are luxurious to the touch.
Sheets produced from natural fiber are usually the best quality that you will find because they are more breathable and they encourage good air circulation. Natural fiber sheets are moisture wicking, unlike the synthetic types that trap in your sweat. Always go for 100% natural fiber, a few of them are satin, jersey, bamboo, and silk.
If you are into good aesthetics, then the color of your sheets will matter as much to you as all the other factors when you want to purchase bed linen. Apart from aesthetics, the color you choose also plays a part in keeping you warm or cool.
Sheets fall into different categories, each with its advantages and disadvantages if you do not know what to look out for when buying your bed linen you could end up confused. Some of the categories you can choose from include;
Velvet flannel sheets
Velvet is a material that is just as luxurious and opulent as silk and satin with the exception that it is much heavier and this makes it a perfect choice for cool weather. Velvet flannel bedroom sheets will make you feel like royalty, they are thick, incredibly soft and sturdy and they will make so difficult to get out of bed in the morning. They are also quite easy to maintain, just pop in the washing machine like you would your cotton sheets.
Microplush fleece sheets
We have already established how wonderful fleece sheets are in cold weather, these micro plush sheets are a dream come true. The bedsheet is a combination of plush fleece and smooth blankets and they are lightweight even though they are so warm. You don’t need to worry about keeping your heater on all night long with these sheets, they are all you need for cool winter nights.
Silk bed sheets
Silk sheets usually fall on the costlier end, and it’s easy to see why. Not only are they pretty, but they also feel comfortable and luxurious, and they do a pretty good job of regulating body temperature while you sleep. If you do intend to buy silk sheets, make sure you go for 100% natural fiber as bedroom sheets that blend silk with materials like polyester or nylon is not as good.
Cotton sheets are one of the most popular types of sheets that people use; they are generally of good quality, affordable and widely available. Cotton fabric is also breathable, and ideal for any weather. Cotton ranges in price and quality, and it is in different forms of weaves such as;
Jersey sheets are moisture wicking, and they promote air circulation, so they are suitable for either hot or cool weather. The best jersey sheets are made from pure Egyptian cotton, and they are often a good choice to make.
Satin is the less expensive alternative to silk; it is also comparable in feel and texture to silk. Satin sheets usually have a dull finish on one side and smooth, lustrous finish on the reverse side. Satin bedroom sheets also range in quality and price, some may be watered down with other materials like rayon, and some are pure cotton, always be on the lookout for the most refined forms.
This type of cotton has a crisp feel, and it is the most durable of the lot, it also has a high thread count and good texture.
Wool is always a welcome option for temperate climates as it is widely viewed as a warm material. Some types of wool such as hand-knit wool will keep you cool in hot weather and keep you warm in cool weather as they are insulators.