Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Should I Buy Egyptian Cotton Bed Linens?



If you have ever spent the night at a cheap hotel or bought discount, bargain-basement linens without reading the label, you know all too well how scratchy and uncomfortable cheap sheets can be. Most people do not realize how important good sheets are until they sleep on some that are poor quality. It may seem insignificant, but linen quality can help you get (or prevent you from getting) a good night’s rest.
Of all the fabric types available, cotton bed sheets are the most ideal. Cotton is especially important in the summer months when the weather is hot and sticky. You definitely don’t want to spend a hot summer night under polyester sheets.  Of all the cotton types, Egyptian cotton is the best. The long, thin, durable cotton threads help this particular type to stand head and shoulders above the rest. For this reason, Egyptian cotton bed linen or sheets are often more expensive than other sheets.
So, should you make the investment in this premium cotton bed linen? Of course, if you have the money. Not everyone can afford to splurge on top-of-the-line bed linens, and that’s okay. There are many comfortable, more affordable, sheet types available to those on a budget. It is much better to sacrifice quality (a bit) and stay within budget than to spend money you do not have on products you cannot afford. However, if you can afford to spring for Egyptian cotton, it is well worth a few extra dollars. This durable cotton is known for its resilience and softness. This means you will be able to get years of use from these sheets. When you consider the money you will be saving by not having to constantly replace the linens, you will actually be spending less money in the long run.

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