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Most people in your life will never see your bedding, but this does not mean that the choices you make about it are unimportant. The right sheets, pillows and blankets or comforters can ensure a restful night's sleep, last for years, and express your personal style. There are a few key things you need to know to help you make smart bedding decisions. In general, you get what you pay for, and you are not likely to regret paying a bit more for high quality bedding.

When selecting sheets, an important characteristic is the thread count. This refers to the number of strands used in the weaving of the material; a higher thread count sheet will have a denser weave that makes it softer and more durable. Since this aspect of bedding is what actually touches your skin while you sleep, comfort is essential. A thread count over 200 is considered good quality, but you'll feel the upgrade with a 300-count sheet. Sheets made of natural fibres like Egyptian cotton or silk are more durable in the long run, but most have some nylon or other synthetic added for increased washability. If you are looking for flannel sheets for comfort during colder weather, ensure that they have been pre-washed. Otherwise, they will likely shrink when washed and no longer fit your bed properly.

The blankets or comforters you choose for your bed should complement the overall design of your room, but they need to do more than look good. Natural fibres like merino wool and down are the warmest materials, and therefore the most expensive. As with sheets, though, synthetic materials are easier to wash, and are often hypoallergenic. If you are looking for down bedding, choose one with a higher "loft" for thicker clusters of down. Always select a good duvet cover to protect your comforter.

Knowing what to look for in high-quality bedding will help you sleep easy- which is, after all, what it's all about.

Summit_silk_bedding_comforterOnce silk was rare, something only rich people could afford. At times it was considered more valuable than gold. Times have changed since and it is no longer only the wealthy people who wear silk. In many households it is used as bedding. If you are considering buying silk bedding, here is what you need to know.

Studies have shown that our bedding plays a huge role in the comfort during sleep. Bad bedding can play a factor in sleeping disorder. But it is more than just comfortable. Silk bedding is great for anyone suffering from allergies. Since Silk is hypoallergenic by nature no dust mites can survive. Patients with allergies will find it much easier to sleep through the night.

Another reason to use silk bedding is the fact that silk manages to stay cool in the summer, when it is warm and warm in the winter, when it is cold. According to experts this is because silk allows the body heat to disperse. Unlike normal bedding which reflects heat back to the body, which can lead to overheating. To get benefits of the silk, the bedding needs to be made out of a 100% silk.

There are a few myth around silk bedding, that may lead to a decision against using it. Unlike polyester satin silk, which is slippery, real silk will not cause anyone to slip out of bed. They also don't require dry cleaning and can be machine washed. It is however a good idea, to wash them separably and use a low temperate. A laundry bag may also be used. The sheets should not be dried in the sun, it can make silk fade. If a dryer is used, it should only run on air, not heat.

When buying silk bedding it is important to watch out for the quality of the silk. It may not be the best idea to buy it at a department store or discounter. Silk is not cheap due to its production, so anyone wanting to buy should have a close look at cheap offers.