8 Types of Bed Sheets For Every Sleeping Need

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oday we'll solve bedtime's biggest mysteries - How to buy sheets? There are countless different types of bed sheets available in the market, so it can be a little overwhelming. Plus, the jargon used in the markets, namely thread count, momme, etc., can make shopping even more difficult.

But no need to worry, for we are here. We have explained how you can choose the best bed sheets for yourself.

Cotton

  • Material: Cotton, a natural fiber, is the most common fabric for bedsheets due to its durability, breathability, and softness.

  • Advantages: It's excellent at wicking moisture away, is breathable, and becomes softer over time with washing. Its durability allows it to withstand repeated washing.

  • Disadvantages: Lower quality cotton can pill over time, becoming uncomfortable. It also wrinkles easily. Since cotton is short plant fiber, it is easy to generate dust, which is not friendly to people with asthma and allergies.

  • Best For: People who appreciate affordable material. Due to the wear resistance of cotton, it is suitable for various living environments, so it is the best choice for

    tourism or outdoor camping.

Linen

  • Material: Linen is a luxurious, natural fabric made from flax fibers.

  • Advantages: It's highly breathable and ideal for warm climates. Linen's texture also repels dirt.
  • Disadvantages: Linen sheets are more expensive and wrinkle easily. They also may feel coarse before they're broken in.

  • Best For: Those living in warmer climates who don't mind a little luxury. It is suitable for fresh and clean bedroom decoration.

Bamboo

  • Material: Bamboo sheets are made from the pulp of the bamboo plant. They're known for their softness and sheen.

  • Advantages: Bamboo sheets are extremely breathable, moisture-wicking, and are known for their softness. They're also hypoallergenic.

  • Disadvantages: They can be expensive and require more careful washing to prevent damage. 

  • Best For: People who sleep hot or have allergies. It is suitable for natural and Eco-Friendly Bedroom Looks.

Polyester

  • Material: Polyester is a manmade fiber produced from the same polymers used to make plastic drink bottles. So bed sheets made of polyester can be stiff and scratchy. For this reason, it’s often blended with other fabrics like cotton to create a smoother feel. 

  • Advantages: It's durable, wrinkle-resistant, and affordable.

  • Disadvantages: Polyester is less breathable and may not be as soft or cool as other materials. Because it contains chemical ingredients, it is not friendly to people with acne or allergies.

  • Best For: Budget-conscious buyers looking for a low-maintenance, durable sheet. Because polyester fiber is very malleable, it can have a variety of printing patterns. Therefore, colorful print designs are more suitable for children's room decoration. 

Flannel

  • Material: Flannel is a blend of wool, cotton, and synthetic fibers, offering a warm and cozy feel.

  • Advantages: It provides excellent warmth, making it perfect for colder climates or those chilly winter nights.

  • Disadvantages: Flannel sheets can pill over time and may feel too warm during the summer months.Because flannel has synthetic fiber components and poor air permeability, it is not friendly to people with acne on the face and back.

  • Best For: Those living in colder climates or who prefer a warmer bed.

Microfiber

  • Material: Microfiber is made from finely woven synthetic fibers.

  • Advantages: These sheets are durable, soft, and wrinkle-resistant. They're also usually more affordable than natural fiber sheets.

  • Disadvantages: Microfiber is not as breathable as cotton or linen and may be less suitable for those who tend to sleep hot. Because it contains chemical ingredients, it is not friendly to people with acne or allergies.

  • Best For: Those looking for affordable, low-maintenance bedding. And suitable for disposable bed sheets.

Satin

  • Material: Satin is a silky, smooth finish resulting from very thin, high-thread-count synthetic materials (such as nylon, polyester, or acetate) woven or knitted tightly together. Because of its silky feel, it is often mistaken for real silk. But since it is made of polyester, it is much cheaper than real silk, which often confuses customers.

  • Advantages: Satin sheets feel smooth. They're also known for being cool to the touch.

  • Disadvantages: They're less breathable and can be slippery. Because it contains chemical ingredients, it is not friendly to people with acne or allergies.

  • Best For: Those looking for a silky feel and appreciate affordable material. Can be used as a substitute for silk in terms of touch feel.

Silk

  • Material: Silk is a natural protein fiber produced by silkworms. It's renowned for its luxurious feel.

  • Advantages: since Silkworms feed on mulberry leaves, Brunswick Laboratories has tested that mulberry leaves contain a lot of antioxidants and can be compared to super-fruits such as blueberries, blackberries, and cranberries. Antioxidants play a major role in the cellular repair process in the body. In addition, their breathable, and hypoallergenic features make them an excellent choice for people with sensitive skin or allergies, and who have skincare or hair care needs.

    They can also help regulate temperature, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

  • Disadvantages: Silk sheets are one of the most expensive options and require special care to maintain their texture and sheen.

  • Best For: Those looking for luxury and who have allergies or sensitive skin, and pursue high-quality life.

Choose The Best And Right One

Thread Count & Momme

Thread count is the number of threads woven into one square inch of fabric. It is the sum of horizontal and vertical lines. It is used to measure the fineness of

the fabric. The higher the thread count, the finer the fabric.

In general, paper with a higher thread count is considered to be of better quality, but this is not always the case. While thread count does determine fabric quality,

it's not the whole story. The quality of a bed sheet depends on other important factors such as fabric quality, fiber length, weave type, number of layers, etc.

But real silk is different. The quality of silk fabrics is usually measured by the momme number. The higher the momme number, the better the gloss of the fabric

and the more wear-resistant it is.

It is generally considered that fabrics below 14m/m are light and thin fabrics, 14-28m/m are medium-thick fabrics, and above 28m/m are heavy fabrics.

Promeed's silk bed sheets are available in 22mm, 23mm, 25mm, and 30mm.

In terms of the production process, Prommed adopts the latest technology of the third generation, adding an extra warp yarn to the inherent warp and weft of satin, which not only makes the structure of silk products more stable but also has higher softness and luster. Silk bed sheets look stunning and luxurious whether illuminated by bedroom lights or in the first rays of the morning sun.


23mm Silk Bedding


6% thicker than 19mm


Price starts from $179.99

6 Colors

25mm Silk Bedding


10% thicker than 19mm

Price starts from $299.99

5 Colors

How to Care

How to take care of it is also an issue that must be considered when buying bedding.

Bamboo and silk are made from natural fibers, while hand washing is recommended for longer life.

However, due to the fast-paced life of modern people, hand washing will inevitably be complicated and time-consuming. Therefore, Promeed has newly generated

the third-generation technology, adding one more warp thread than the usual weaving method when weaving the fabric, which greatly increases the texture of the fabric. The gloss and smoothness also make the fabric structure more stable, which is convenient for quick machine washing.

Plus, the Promeed package comes with a free laundry mesh bag and laundry detergent sheets for safer machine washing.

How to distinguish real from fake

1. Look at the label

Generally speaking, products produced by regular manufacturers will have a small label that states how much material they contain.
For pure cotton, according to the national regulations, the cotton content exceeding 70% is regarded as a pure cotton quilt cover, but considering the comfort, it is recommended that you try to choose a 100% cotton quilt cover. Silk bedding can only be regarded as pure silk bedding if it states 100% silk

2. Hand touch

For bedding made of pure cotton fabric, the new product will feel harder and rougher. When purchasing, we can touch it with our hands to see if it feels slightly resistant and feel the moisture in our palms. It seems that it has been absorbed a little, that is, it has a high cotton content; if it is relatively smooth when stroked, it is not pure cotton, and chemical fiber is usually added to it.
The real silk has a slightly scratchy feel, and when the fabric is folded and rubbed, there is a "silky" sound, while the imitation silk feels a little "stiff" and relatively crisp.

3. Eye view

Pure cotton: We can see what the fabric fibers on the surface are like. If it is short, straight, and evenly distributed, there are few curved long fibers, which means that its cotton content is relatively high or it is pure cotton. On the contrary, it contains more chemical fiber components.
Silk: Silk fabrics have a pearly luster and are very soft. The chemical fiber fabric imitation silk looks bright and dazzling.

4. Burn Test

It is a definitive test. Wipe away your doubts, once and for all. Take a few threads of the fabric and burn them.
Protein (Silk/Wool, Cashmere, Alpaca, etc):
Burns slowly and shrinks or curls away from the flame. Will not stay lit after the flame is removed. Very little smoke is produced but it smells like burnt hair (wool) or
feathers (silk). Ash is a gritty powder or a dark brittle, easily crushable bead.
Cellulose (Cotton/Linen/Hemp/Rayon/Bamboo):
It Ignites and burns quickly, may flare, and leaves a glowing ember after the flame is extinguished. Smoke is white or light colored and smells like burnt paper or leaves. Ash is light gray or white and very soft.
Synthetics (Nylon/Polyester/Acrylic):
It Ignites and burns quickly and can continue to burn after a flame is removed—exercise caution. Fiber may shrink from the flame, melt, and can drip (DANGER) leaving a
hard plastic-like bead. Burning these fabrics will produce black smoke and hazardous fumes. Nylon smells like plastic when burnt but can also produce a celery-like
smell; Acrylics burn with a strong, acrid, chemical smell. Polyester smells slightly sweet, also with a chemical odor.

In order for customers to know directly whether they are buying real silk, Promeed provides each package with a fabric card for customers to conduct a combustion test to identify the authenticity. So that customers can use it with confidence. 

Flat sheet, fitted sheet, or Duvet cover? How to choose?

A typical bed sheet set comes with both - a fitted sheet and a flat sheet. Both of these sheets are designed for different purposes.

Flat sheets are also known as top sheets, and fitted sheets are sometimes referred to as bottom sheets.

The significant difference between a fitted sheet and a flat sheet is the fit. A fitted sheet has four elastic corners which wrap around the mattress for a snug fit.

And it covers the mattress, and a fitted sheet stays tucked under the mattress even if you move around a lot. And the importance of the fitted sheet is its depth,

Promeed silk fitted sheets with 16" pocket depth, fit most American standard mattresses. So, a fitted sheet is the basic sheet for a sheet set.

The functions of the flat sheet and the duvet cover are similar, they are both used in the middle of the quilt and the fitted sheet, but the flat sheet is used for

the ready-to-use quilt (quilt with non-removable cover), the duvet covers are used for the Duvet Insert. If it is dirty, just need to wash the quilt cover directly.

So, basically, there are two kinds of sheet sets:

1. Silk flat sheet set 4pcs, which includes silk flat sheet + silk fitted sheet + two silk pillowcases

2. Duvet cover set 3 pcs, which includes silk duvet cover + two silk pillowcases

Now, it is easy for you to choose, right?

Happy Promeed Customers


Nobue b.

Better Than Expected silk sheets

Verified Purchase

I ordered the champagne color for this sheet set because they went well with my champagne pillowcase. I washed them once. They feel silky soft and cool to the touch.  I now sleep better and look forward to it. I love waking up and just lying there for a bit feeling all luxurious and the silk sheet.
seabrush

 It’s a good weight of silk and well made

Verified Purchase

This Promeed pillowcase is perfect! The zipper is at the end, unlike some cases, so it doesn’t ever scratch me or end up on my cheek. The silk is on both sides. It makes my hair not tangle and better yet, the pure silk absorbs a bit of grease from the roots of my hair. The polyester pillowcases don’t do that. It comes with information about how silk is made and a sample so you can test it to make sure it’s really silk. I can tell by how it behaves at this point, so I’m not testing it, but it’s nice that they did that.
jeremy g.

Best Silk Sheets!

Verified Purchase

I bought these after a month of contemplating them. I'm so glad I did! They are soft, breathable, and sooooo silky. I won't buy a different brand again. I highly recommend them.
Adriana L.

Real silk sheets and super soft

Verified Purchase

I'm a firefighter and falling asleep quickly and comfortably can mean the difference. They're super soft, luscious, comfortable, and they make me cooler than I am sleeping. What's more, they are real silk after I burn the silk sample they provided.
Belinda

Well made pillowcase, light, shimmery silk

Verified Purchase

This is a lovely silk pillowcase. I first tried a silk pillowcase a couple of years ago, thinking it would just a one-time splurge and fun to try. But, I liked it so much, that I now have several of them and I have purchased them for my daughters and granddaughter and given some as gifts, too. They are just so nice to sleep on and my hair just glides over them. 

Resips

PROMEED 23 Momme White Silk Pillowcase, 100% Natural Mulberry Silk is Breathable and Soft

Verified Purchase

The pillowcase is easy care, hand or machine wash in the included free laundry bag on a gentle cycle. Do remember to use ph-neutral liquid detergent and NEVER use dry detergent. Hang to dry. These pillowcases are more durable than common silk pillowcases and remain smooth after many washes. I absolutely love this pillow case! Zips with an invisible zipper and feels amazing on my face.

 Amy Malley

Love silk sheets! No more cotton!

Verified Purchase

I have always wanted silk sheet and I finally splurged on a set. Sheets are well made and incredibly luxurious.  I've had them for about 50 days, they took a couple nights to get used to how not slick but smooth, no resistance when moving around in them. Thinking I need at least another set of them. I will never sleep on cotton ones.
K. Davis

Authentic and well made

Verified Purchase

I started sleeping on silk sheets about a dozen years ago. I don't sleep on them exclusively, but they are my favorite. Even when using other sheets, it's nice to have a single silk pillowcase for the hair and skin benefits. I appreciate all of the literature and fabric sample. Including a lingerie wash bag goes above and beyond and is unheard of at this price point. Others charge more for a single sided, lower momme case without any extras. I would not be surprised to see this in a home store for 3-4x this price. This is an incredible value and would make a lovely gift for anyone in your life who deserves a little pampering.
Racecar Backwards

Six stars!

Verified Purchase

The pillowcase itself is fantastic, and I’ve ordered quite a few silk pillowcases. The ‘extras’ make me want to give this a sixth star! At 23 mommes, this is a nice durable weight silk that will stand up to the frequent packing and unpacking of the pillow. It’s as luxuriously silky smooth as you would expect. The zipper closure is absolutely the right option for the travel size too, with the convenience of knowing the pillow will stay put in the case.

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