It’s that time of the year again. While the rest of the world is basking (or frying) in the approaching summer heat, things in the land down under are starting to get a bit chilly.
With winter comes boots, coats, and fluffy scarves, but now might be the right time to start preparing your bed for the cold winter weather. One of the most important things to consider when winter approaches is the warmth of your bed, the quality of your sleep, and finding the best sheets to help you achieve good quality of both.
It’s important to achieve a temperature balance that keeps you comfortable all night long, and your choice of bed sheets is a big factor.
There are a lot of options when it comes to picking the type of fabric you want to use to keep warm. So, which is the best bed sheet set you should consider for winter?
Silk and Bamboo
Two of the eco-friendliest fabric choices, both silk and bamboo fibres are generally a more natural and sustainable choice.
High-quality silk is made from silkworms from mulberry trees, while bamboo cloth is made from processing bamboo plants into natural fibres that can be woven into fabrics.
If they undergo the right processing, both types of fabric are hypoallergenic, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal, while still being some of the strongest textiles on the market. Both types of sheet sets are also super soft, holding up just as well at lower thread count (or momme if we're measuring silk quality) in comparison to high thread count egyptian cotton.
But how do they fair in winter? Bamboo and silk fabrics are moisture-wicking, thermoregulating and breathable, adjusting to your body's temperature These fabrics can keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and are incredibly soft and shiny. For a plush bedroom style and an ultra comfortable sleep experience, bamboo and silk are the way to go.
This is probably one of the warmest options you can choose when switching out your light summer fabrics to warmer winter sheets. This synthetic fabric is designed to keep warmth in during the cold winter nights - if you're a chilly sleeper, fleece sheets could the key to a good night’s sleep.
Ultra soft and built for insulation, it helps keep your body temperature up while you sleep. A popular fabric used in winter sports gear and mountain climbing attire, fleece is made to insulate heat in even the coldest conditions so it may just be the right bed sheet set for you this winter if you're heading to cooler weather.
Flannel is a brushed thick weave fabric usually made out of wool, cotton, and other synthetic cloths. Cotton flannel sheets are probably the most common type of flannel fabric.
Flannel is a durable and insulating fabric that makes it great during the winter months and for cold weather in general. It’s not as warm as fleece but it is definitely warm enough to keep you cosy on chilly days.
Over time, however, watch out for fabric pilling as you continue to wash and dry these sheets. Flannel sheets can be notorious for this and having small cloth balls all over your bed may not be the most comfortable feeling or the most aesthetically appealing.
(And if you’re wondering – no, flannel doesn’t all have to come in plaid
A lighter option, cotton is common choice when it comes to fabrics both in warm and cold seasons. You can pair cotton sheets with a heavier blanket to keep warm at night while not feeling like you’re trapped in a cocoon of heat and humidity. Sometimes the key to a comfortable winter sleeping situation is the right mix and match of different sheets, blankets, and duvet covers to get you through the frosty night and cotton is a popular versatile choice for your bedding needs.
Tip: Spring for organic cotton sheets if you can afford them. Many options come at reasonable prices, and with organic cotton, you - the fabric is safer for sensitive skin and better for the environment.
The Ecosa Choice:
Check out Ecosa’s bamboo sheets and silk pillowcases. These high-quality products are hypoallergenic, odour-resistant, soft, and (most importantly for the winter) temperature-regulating. Get some for yourself and you won’t have to bring out a whole different set of sheets every time winter rolls around.
At the end of the day, what you find most comfy in bed is up to you. Mix and match fabrics, blankets, comforters, and pillowcases to find which ones keep you warm in the winter – hopefully you won’t have to look too far for the best winter bed sheet set.
Bundle up and sleep tight!