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Video: How To Choose The Right Bedding
When choosing bed linen, we are used to focusing primarily on its appearance, because we want it to fit perfectly into the interior and create comfort in the bedroom. But there are also a number of qualitative factors that are of great importance. In our article, we tell you how to choose the right bedding and how to care for it in order to improve the quality of sleep.
How to choose?
The first thing you should pay attention to is the material from which the linen is made. We recommend to refuse synthetic materials altogether. Synthetics do not breathe at all, which can provoke discomfort during sleep and even skin irritation, especially for pillowcases. Natural fabrics are not all equally good either. Linen made of thin cotton, calico or chintz does not keep color and shape well and after several washings will lose its presentation.
The finest fabrics are silk, linen and satin. Silk is the best choice, this dense, smooth fabric creates maximum comfort during sleep, does not injure the skin and hair, does not lose its shape and lasts for a long time. The only disadvantage of such underwear: high-quality silk is a rather expensive material, but it is an excellent investment in a comfortable sleep. Linen is in no way inferior to silk in terms of strength and durability, but this fabric is coarser, which may not suit people with particularly sensitive skin. Satin will be a versatile solution if you prefer soft, smooth fabrics, but are not ready to spend money on expensive silk.
In addition to the composition of the fabric, you should pay attention to its density - it is usually indicated on the package. The density of the fabric depends on the number of threads per square centimeter - the higher the indicator, the better the fabric and the longer it will last. The optimum density is 200-300 threads per sq. see. If the indicator is lower, it is highly likely that the laundry will literally crumble after several washes.
How to care?
Of course, the simplest and most obvious rule is that bed linen must be changed frequently. In the cold season, this should be done once a week, in summer it is better to do it twice. At the same time, dermatologists recommend changing pillowcases approximately every 3-4 days. The fabric of the pillowcase absorbs sebum, the remains of your night care, in addition, dust settles on it one way or another. For about 8 hours a day, your skin is in direct contact with the fabric of the pillowcase, and if it is not changed regularly, there is a risk of irritation and acne. We recommend that you get at least one additional pillowcase for each set of linen (the range of textile stores allows you to do this) and change it twice as often as the rest of the linen.
Washing bed linen should also be considered carefully. Choose a quality laundry detergent with a good composition, otherwise it may itch and irritate the skin. However, even laundry washed with a good detergent can cause discomfort if the detergent is not completely washed out of the fibers of the fabric. To avoid this, experts recommend setting an additional rinse mode when washing.
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