Three Things to Consider Before Buying a Bedsheet Set

A new pair of sheets can make your bed feel like it’s never been slept in before and help you get more rest at night.

Couple lying in bed
When it comes to bedsheets, you get what you pay for, so consider the most expensive sets you can afford.CGK Unlimited

If you’re looking to upgrade your bed and get a sheet set, be ready for more options than you can count. It’s not as simple as just buying whatever fits your mattress. In fact, you don’t want it to be that simple. Having options that work best for you ensure that you’ll get the best night of sleep possible. Here are three things to look out for when buying a sheet set.

Thread Count

Maroon Hotel Sheets 100% Bamboo Bed Sheet Set
Higher thread count means softer sheets.Hotel Sheets Direct

Thread count is a fancy way of saying how many threads there are per square inch on your sheets. The more threads there are, the softer the sheets, and the less likely it is to degrade over time. Some people like super soft sheets, while others prefer sheets that aren’t quite as silky. Sheet sets with thread counts upwards of 1,600 promise a softness that will help you sleep like a very tired baby.


Mellanni Bed Sheet Set - Brushed Microfiber 1800 Bedding
Find a sheet material that feels right to you.Mellanni

There are sheets of all types of material—silk, flannel, cotton, and more. Many people enjoy a sheet set made of brushed microfiber, as it is an economical way to still feel the soft comfort of a good sheet set. In addition, microfiber sheets are breathable and help regulate temperatures as you sleep, while also being hypoallergenic.


Hotel Luxury Bed Sheets
A well-fitting sheet set will ensure making the bed doesn’t become a hassle.CGK Unlimited

No one likes a sheet set that is too big, or too small, but rather one that is just right. A sheet set with a fitted sheet featuring deep pockets ensures a good fit for most mattresses, so you won’t find yourself dealing with sheets falling off while you sleep. Look for a sheet set that has a universal fit, as mattresses these days come in a variety of thicknesses.