Despite the fact that many of us spend almost 1/3 of our day in bed, we don’t normally give a lot of thought to our bedding.
Sure we’ll have something to say if it’s uncomfortable or irritating us, but generally, bedding serves its purpose and there are usually no reasons to talk about it.
That said; there is much more to your king size doona and your bed sheets than meets the eye so perhaps it’s now time to talk bedding!
In this article, we share some interesting facts about bedding, some of which may surprise you:
- The world’s most expensive bedding
We all know that there are certain types of bedding that are much more expensive than others, with Egyptian cotton sheets being amongst the most luxurious.
However, the world’s most expensive bed sheets are made in the United Kingdom and are made from one thousand-thread count Egyptian cotton with 22 carat gold thread woven into them.
To give you an idea of just how eye-wateringly expensive they are, one single pillowcase can expect to set you back approximately AUS$1,400!
- What makes Egyptian cotton so special?
Egyptian cotton is highly sought after by people seeking luxury, high-end bedding. But why is Egyptian cotton so highly rated?
The reason is that all fibres of Egyptian cotton are much longer and narrower than other cottons, which means that weavers can achieve up to 1,000 threads per square inch.
This makes the finished material extremely lightweight and strong yet breathable and soft.
- Wrinkle-free bedding is best avoided
If you see bedding labelled as wrinkle-free or permanent press, you are best to avoid it if at all possible.
What many people don’t know is that such bedding has been treated with a cocktail of toxic chemicals so that it doesn’t wrinkle or crease.
No matter how often you wash that bedding, those chemicals will not be removed. Not a nice thought to have as you snuggle down for the night!
- Making your bed will keep dust mites away
Your parents probably hounded you as a child to make your bed as soon as you got up and it’s most likely something that you dreaded each morning! Yes?
However much you hated it back then, your parents did have a point. Making your bed every morning actually helps to keep dust mites away.
So as soon as you get up, straighten those sheets, plump up your queen size quilt and straighten those pillows – you’ll be glad you did.
We consider ourselves experts when it comes to all things bedding and we hope that you have learned some interesting facts about bedding today!