How many of you have a different set of
bed sheets for the summer and a different
one for the winter?
5 SURE SHOT WAYS TO SLEEP
How many of you have a different set of bed
sheets for the summer and a different one
for the winter?
Not too many, I am guessing.
Here is a look at why it is a good practice to
have a different set to suit sultry summer
When selecting sheets to drape on the bed
this summer keep the following things in
Pick natural fibers. Avoid the satins, silks
and synthetic blends for sure!
Cottons, bamboo, linens and some cotton
blends work best because of their absorbent
property (and yes, we do sweat even when
Natural fibers also have a cooling property.
While some may argue that silk is also a
natural fiber and has better regulating
properties, the downside of buying silk is its
high price and maintenance.
Also, silk wraps close to your body and thus
Nothing feels as good as a crisp cotton sheet
on a hot and humid day.
Oh, and try to buy cotton that has not been
prewashed with resin, since that would
It is a scientific fact that dark colors absorb
and light colors reflect.
The obvious choice then is to go for all
shades light and pastel.
Not only do they look good and make you
feel less hot.
Bothered, they also absorb less of the
bright warm light in the room the whole day.
I personally love hanging my sheets out to
dry on a line in the bright sunshine.
The sheet absorbs that outdoorsy,
summery smell and retains it for a while.
Yes, Egyptian Cotton sheets feel like bliss.
But don’t you get caught up in the thread
count of a sheet!
In fact, the higher the thread counts the
tighter the weave and thus lesser the air
that can flow between fibers.
If a sheet passes the feels-so-good test,
pick it up.
Recommended counts are anywhere
between 250 and 450 counts.
Small prints, pleasant patterns and pretty
colors look tempting on a hot day.
Loud prints equal noise and thus cause an
Stick to prints that calm you, that don’t have
too much happening!
Imagine a white sheet with pretty pink
rosettes scattered delicately around versus
a white sheet with a lot of abstract swirls in
a multitude of colors.
Remember, a cool mind is also important,
so don’t introduce any elements that mess
with the equilibrium of your mind and
We need to change and wash our sheets
more regularly during summer, even if we
are in an air-conditioned room (we sweat in
our sleep remember?).
Buy sheets that are easy to wash, iron and
An added bonus of buying light colored
sheets is their easy maintenance – they can
easily be bleached.
Stay cool; sleep well!
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