Sleep Awareness Week 2023 is March 12th - 18th, just in time for turning our clocks ahead for Daylight Savings Time. This article offers suggestions for picking comfortable bedding that is conducive to a sound, restful sleep.
Sleep Awareness Week: Drawing Attention to an Important Health Issue
The National Sleep Foundation has named March 12th to 18th “Sleep Awareness Week 2023.” Timed to coincide with turning our clocks ahead for Daylight Savings Time, Sleep Awareness Week 2023 focuses on helping Americans find ways to get more restful, better sleep.
And -- with 1 in 3 Americans reporting they suffer from insomnia -- we definitely need to help. The consequences to sleeplessness are more serious than being a bit bleary eyed and drowsy. Insomnia and chronic sleeplessness cause motor vehicle and workplace accidents and can lead to chronic health problems and even serious illness. As a leading online retailer of fine bed linen, the issue of comfortable sleep is always top of mind for us at Fine Linen and Bath. We want to do everything we can to help our clients get the best sleep possible.
Small Steps for Improving Your Sleep Quality
Sometimes it seems that the world is conspiring to disrupt our good night’s rest. Busy schedules; the demands of work and family; and 24/7 digital distractions can all keep us awake way too late. For many, even the simple change of turning the clocks ahead can be troublesome to our sleep rhythms. Fortunately, there are things we can do to foster a healthy sleep routine:
- Wake up and go to bed at (approximately) the same time every day.
- Get exposure to light during the day to regulate your circadian rhythm.
- Exercise (but not too late in the day).
- Eat dinner several hours before bed.
- Avoid caffeine late in the day and limit alcohol.
- Establish a soothing nighttime routine with low lights and minimal stimulation.
- Put away digital devices an hour before retiring to bed.
- Create a relaxing, welcoming sleep environment that is conducive to rest, including comfortable, fresh, clean sheets.
Seven Bedding Recommendations for Sound Sleep
Here at Fine Linen and Bath, we help our clients build their ideal beds, layer by layer. Of course, much of that comes down to personal preference and individual taste. But, with sleep a top priority, we do have a few favorite styles that definitely foster a cozy and luxurious night’s rest. Read on for sleep-friendly bedding styles in cotton sheets in percale and sateen; modal sheets; and silk sheets.
Percale Sheet Recommendations
Matouk Ceylon Satin Stitch Bedding
The Ceylon percale fabric that is the foundation of many of Matouk's most popular styles now has its own distinctive look in Matouk Ceylon Satin Stitch Bedding. This style takes Matouk's 520 thread-count cotton Ceylon Percale and finishes its simple satin stitch for a clean, classic look. Sewn in the USA of fabric woven in India.
The Matouk Ceylon Satin Stitch sheets are OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified to be safe from chemicals. Available in White and Ivory in Twin, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King.
SFERRA Celeste Bedding
Slip into the cool, chamois-like softness of SFERRA Celeste bedding and you'll understand why these Egyptian cotton sheets are SFERRA’s best-selling percale style. Woven from the finest extra-long-staple cotton fabric to a wonderful 406 threads per square inch, Celeste bedding features a super soft hand and cool, crisp comfort with a classic single-line hemstitch.
The SFERRA Celeste sheets are made of 100% Italian-woven extra-long staple cotton percale, and come in White, Ivory, and an array of subtle, beautiful colors. Available in a range of sizes from Twin through California King.
Sateen Sheets Recommendations
Peacock Alley Soprano Bedding
Peacock Alley's Soprano Bed Linen is a wonderful choice for anyone who wants to improve their sleep quality. Made from 100% extra-long-staple cotton, Soprano is a 420 thread count cotton sateen sheeting. It is soft, comfortable, and made to last for years.
The Peacock Alley Soprano sheets are made in Portugal with a single row of satin-stitch embroidery on the hem. They are available in White, Ivory, Platinum, Linen, Barely Blue, and Pewter colors, sizes from Twin through California King.
Yves Delorme Triomphe Bedding
Yves Delorme Triomphe is made from luxury, long-staple combed organic cotton with a sateen finish. The 300 thread count fabric is silky soft with an elegant raised double saddle-stitched border.
The Yves Delorme Triomphe are made in France and available in White and seven soothing shades in sizes from Twin to California King.
Modal Sheets Recommendations
SDH Legna Classic Bedding
The SDH Legna Classic Collection is an eco-friendly line of modal bedding that combines the smooth, supple feel of silk with the easy care of cotton. Luxuriously soft, Legna bedding drapes beautifully, washes easily, and grows softer over time. The fiber used to make Legna Classic bedding is harvested from the wood pulp of beech trees, grown in sustainably managed European forests under strict environmental guidelines.
The SDH Legna Classic bedding is OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified as safe from harmful chemicals. Available in thirteen colors and Twin through California King.
Home Treasures Athens Bedding
Home Treasures Athens sheeting comes in Solid, Stripe, and Dot patterns in four stunning shades: White, Ivory, Candlelight, and Pebble. One of Home Treasures most popular collections, Athens is made from 100% natural beechwood fiber modal for the feel of silk with the easy care of cotton. Athens bedding grows softer and more wrinkle-free with every wash. Athens is finished with a hand-guided hemstitch along the flange and cuff hem.
The Home Treasures Athens sheet are OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. Made in the USA of imported fabric. Sizes Twin through California King.
Silk Sheets Recommendation
Mulberry Park Silks 22 Momme Sheets
The Mulberry Park Silks 22 Momme Sheet Collection is the very definition of luxury and comfort. A pure silk pillowcase naturally moisturizes hair and skin while preventing tangles, frizz, bedhead and even facial wrinkles. Mulberry silk sheets are naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to allergens while being soft and non-irritating to even the most sensitive skin. Silk naturally regulates body temperature while you rest, keeping you cool in summer (ideal for any hot sleeper) and warm in the winter. Made from 100% pure mulberry silk of the highest quality (grade 6A) in a luxurious charmeuse weave.
The Mulberry Park silk sheets are OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certified as safe and colored with environmentally friendly dyes. Machine washable. Available in a range of designer colors and sizes Twin through California King.
Whatever type of bedding suits your fancy and sleep style, the design team at Fine Linen and Bath is here to offer advice and personalized recommendations for the best bedding to help you get good sleep. We’ll even send you complimentary swatch samples of sheeting fabric to review at home before you purchase. We want you to be absolutely thrilled with the bedding you buy! Feel free to give us a call or drop an email with any questions. We also offer a number of bespoke, custom bedding styles from our finest brands to suit your individual size and design needs.