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What bed sheets are you sleeping on? 17 Jan 2014 19:13 #11

One thing I don't understand is how many sheets are either sateen or percale. To me, they are almost the same and have that smooth shiny paper-like feel; not really soft at all. I know every has their personal preference but it seems like they are everywhere. Any recommendations on sheets that are not sateen or percale or do they all come this way now?

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What bed sheets are you sleeping on? 17 Jan 2014 21:16 #12

Hi sleepypeepy,

As you probably know ... sateen and percale are weaves that are usually used in reference to cotton but can apply to other materials as well. Sateen is usually considered to be softer than percale which has a more "crisp" feel.

It may be worth considering higher grades of cotton (such as Egyptian long staple or Supima) which are generally softer than cotton that has shorter fiber lengths.

If you've been testing cotton sateen and percale sheets it may be worth trying various types of viscose fabrics such as bamboo, micromodal, lyocel etc or cotton blends of these which tend to feel softer.

Cotton flannel or cotton jersey sheets may also be worth considering and are softer as well.

While it's certainly not my area of expertise ... post #7 here and the posts and information it links to also has more about different fabrics and sheet options that are available

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What bed sheets are you sleeping on? 18 Jan 2014 12:13 #13

For the past 3-4 years, my favorite sheets were made of Lyocell (Tencel) and came from Downlite (which also sells thru Amazon at times). They're silky smooth, soft, and exquisitely cool for those of us who tend to sleep hot. They're also nicely over-sized and my two sets have held up well, wash after wash, for years, with absolutely no shrinkage.

2-3 years ago, I bought a new set of Legends sheets (from The Company Store) at a great price on ebay, I didn't start using them until last summer, and found that I really like them - they're sateen, but seem to get softer with each wash and are probably the highest quality sheets I've ever had.

When I bought a Dunlop latex bed last fall, for the first time in my life I was sleeping cold all the time. I got some good flannel sheets for Christmas, and altho I'd never slept on flannel and didn't even like the idea, I love these sheets. One set is Garnet Hill's signature flannel, which are thick and soft and made in Germany. The other set that I picked up on sale after Christmas are Supima cotton, also from Garnet Hill, and are even softer and a bit larger than the signature flannel. I like both sets, but if I were to buy another set it would be the Supima cotton flannel sheets. They're both expensive unless you find them on sale, at least by my standards.

One thing I read about flannel is that to help stop it from pilling the first wash should contain a cup of distilled white vinegar - no detergent. I've washed both sets of my flannel sheets twice now, and there's not a pill to be found.

I tried jersey sheets last fall, and just don't like the feel. I used to love 100% bamboo sheets (technically, rayon made from bamboo), but after having a couple of sets shrink to the point where they barely fit my daughter's full size bed (they're queen size sheets), I gave up on bamboo.

I did buy a set of Coyuchi organic sateen pillow cases from Sierra Trading Post on sale a few weeks ago, and wasn't impressed with them. They're not as nice as the Legends sateen, and if I'd paid more than $10 for the set of cases, I'd be unhappy about it. I'm not really inclined to pay extra for that word "organic", although words like "Supima" and "Egyptian" are likely to get me to pay a premium when it comes to cotton.

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What bed sheets are you sleeping on? 18 Jan 2014 17:04 #14

Makes me smile to see the amount of love for Linen sheets in this thread, in the grand scheme of things linen is very rare and special so its great to see a high % of people love them here :)

Clawdia I totally agree, even as a person who really loves organic products when it comes to cotton you cannot make high quality cotton sheets out of low quality cotton fibres organic or otherwise. Of course you always want to make sure you are getting the genuine article which is sometimes difficult to do.

I also really like wood fibre sheets like Tencel/Modal. We have a line of really high end women's lounge wear available to us called 'Back Label' made in Italy, we are not selling it as of yet because I am not sure about selling clothing of any kind but I ordered a robe for my lady friend that is made out of LenPur which is made out of the bark and branches of pine trees so similar to Tencel, as well as 20% milk protein fibres. Feels crazy soft, hope she will like it :)

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What bed sheets are you sleeping on? 19 Jan 2014 07:44 #15

Thanks for the post Clawdia, lots of good info. I think my biggest problem is wrapping my head around spending this much on bed sheets. I have to rationalize it in my head somehow, but after trying out this $42 sheet set from Target it makes me realize I'll have to spend a bit more for quality sheets.

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What bed sheets are you sleeping on? 12 Mar 2014 16:20 #16

Has anyone tried these fitted sheets? www.egino.com/

The make cotton knit fitted sheets with 4% lycra. I'm looking to find the best knit, stretchy fitted sheet that won't interfere too much with the feel of latex. A non knit cotton fabric simply ruins the feel for me and makes my latex feel rather hard. I thought these looked interesting, but pricy.

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What bed sheets are you sleeping on? 12 Mar 2014 18:26 #17

Sleepypeepy, I agree, what a great thread to top my/your/everyones perfect mattress. Thanks for starting, and hopefully we can keep it in the 'front page'.
I have recently purchased a couple types of sheet sets, one being bamboo/rayon d/t reports from the majority of its soft feel. The other is a 'performance' sheet set, similar to the Sheex performance sheets mentioned earlier. (I absolutely love my sheex! RunnerBoy they will endure.) I've had mine ~ 2 years now, and they are as well as the first day, no pilling, rips or tears. I found one had to, 'get use' to them though, as they are quite stretchy, (like the athletic apparel made from similar material). I found myself getting twisted up in them at first, but after awhile, no problem. Also, they are soooo soft and slick,(a combination of the supersoft,high thread count egyptian long staple,sateen weave cotton, and silky like slickness), that rough skin can catch on them, (heels). This serves as a reminder to tend to hygienic needs more and a bit of 'sanding' really helps. Even though it is a rather heavy fabric as mentioned, it does its job in 'wicking' moisture as I have not awakened in sweat even once as I use to do with cotton sheets, even on hot summer nights. In the summer, the top sheet is all I use as it provides plenty of warmth. I was sad when I switched to a queen size mattress only because I would need a new set of sheex, (which are $200.00 for king size), as I bought these for the King bed I switched from. To my surprise, I'm using them on my queen because the latex mattress I now have is heavy enough to keep the extra material firmly in place to create a tight fit on the bottom sheet. YEAH! I didn't think of/discover this until after I ordered the other 'performance sheet set, but that's cool, now I have two. The only negative comment I've heard is that these sheets retain odors like the athletic wear, but I have not noticed this myself.
After using the bamboo/rayon for a few days, and after daily washings, I have found them to be quite soft, but not flexible like the performance sheets, (which I find very beneficial with my adjustable base as the performance sheets will stretch and spring back leaving no wrinkles). The bamboo is more like the cotton in that I wake up sweating again. (yuck). I may end up giving them away.
I have an 'Omniguard' advance mattress protector from pureguard. It is very lightweight and thin, but has a bit too much of a plastic feel and noise when moving around. To tell you the truth, I may be switching this in the near future d/t that.
I have been tempted to try an expensive/quality egyptian long staple sateen weave cotton, but I don't think I'll move on that as my sheex are doing the job I ask very well.
For now, I'd have to recommend the Sheex, (expensive but worth it), or the cheaper off brand of performance sheets, (arrived the other day from overstock, but... wrong size). I did notice before I returned them that they were not as quality as the sheex, Stitching not as involved, elastic band around the fitted sheet thinner, pockets not as deep. But the material itself felt about the same as the sheex. If you suffer from sleeping hot, wake up in sweats, don't like lying on wrinkles, and like the super soft feel with some satin type slickness; these are the sheets for you.

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What bed sheets are you sleeping on? 13 Mar 2014 18:46 #18

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My favorite sheets are Cariloha Bamboo Sheets. I discovered these while traveling in NM last year, after one night in these sheets, I was hooked.
They are the softest and coolest sheets I have ever slept in.
I ordered directly from their website, the only downside is the price :ohmy:
But if you do not mind spending money on your mattress and bedding, then the 179$ price tag is well worth it.

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What bed sheets are you sleeping on? 19 Oct 2014 14:18 #19

Phoenix can you help verify if these are your sheets or not? www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00428BQ6S?ie=UTF8&at=&force-full-site=1&ref_=aw_bottom_links.

Needing help with what are other affordable but soft and nice sheets.

Can you post a link to your sheets if those are not them.

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What bed sheets are you sleeping on? 19 Oct 2014 14:30 #20

Hi EZ4HZ,

They look the same as ours but we purchased ours from Costco.
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There seem to be a lot of people that have had issues with them but we haven't had any with ours.

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