by Shameelah Khan April 08, 2022 2 min read
Your bedding has thread counts that you can find out all about. Now, this may not be information that has ever previously interested you to know, however, your thread count could literally be the difference between a sleeping experience that is an ideal experience and one that is the opposite of ideal. However, it's not just a case of the greater the thread count, the better the quality of your bedding linen will be. Thread counts and their impact on you are so much bigger than just that and through this article we’re going to cover what they are, what types of thread counts are typical as well as what you should really try to avoid when it comes to finding bed linen with the best thread count for you. So, without further ado, let’s get into it!
What does a bedding’s thread count actually mean?
When we are talking about bedding thread counts, this means the number of horizontal and vertical threads per square inch in the bedding. Now, the greatest error people make is thinking that a higher thread count will lead to softer bedding and a better sleeping experience. The reality is that the softness of bed sheets comes down to the fabric finish and the fibre composition of the sheet (not how many threads it has).
So, what are the realities of having bed sheets that have a lower thread count than you may like?
Now, bedding thread counts being linked to sheet quality is just a myth. The reality is that higher thread count will not make your sheets softer but will aid in making your sheets durable. Most lower thread count fabrics are made from coarse yarn.
What to avoid?
Being obsessed with the thread count on the label. Thread counts are not the be-all and end-all. Two other key things you need to pick up on are the fabric type and the weave of the material.
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