In honour of Sleep Awareness Week, we felt, as the comfort experts, it was time to put some of the biggest bedding myths to bed once and for all! We’ll be debunking, or confirming, some of the myths we hear every day to help you get your best night’s sleep, tonight, and every night.
The higher the thread count the better the quality
A higher thread count doesn’t always mean higher quality. Thread count refers to the number of horizontal and vertical threads per square inch. Simply, how tightly woven the threads are. A more important factor is the quality of the yarn that is being used as well as the craftmanship.
Pillows are not important for a good night’s sleep
This is like saying a football isn’t important for a game of football. Pillows are an integral component of a good night’s sleep. Your pillow will help to keep your spine aligned and will give your neck the support it needs. An incorrect pillow can lead to headaches and tension in the shoulders.
If you’re looking to find your perfect pillow, our pillow buying guide is a great place to start and our friendly customer care team are waiting on live chat to answer any questions you may have. If you’re still wanting a little more information our in-store team will be able to help you find the perfect pillow for you!
You should air your quilt instead of washing it
We always recommend following the care instructions on the product labels as different materials require certain washing methods, however quilts made from natural fibres always feel their best after being aired! In general, we recommend limiting the frequency of washing your quilt in the washer and instead air your quilt in direct sunlight every couple of months. The sun helps kill bacteria, keeping your quilt fresh and lofty.
Bamboo sheets are a natural temperature controller
It is no secret we, and our customers, love bamboo sheets! And for good reason. This natural fibre has so many incredible properties that make it the perfect sleep companion. Lightweight, soft, and luxurious to touch, its breathable fibres help draw moisture away from the body. This allows them to be temperature-regulating, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter.