I am a fussy sleeper. Regular readers will notice a re occurring theme here, from my luxurious Leesa mattress to my penchant for taking my own pillow on holiday, it very obvious that sleep is precious to me and I like to have the right tools for the job. It’s not rocket science, if you’re not comfortable, you won’t sleep as well, so next on my perfect sleep kit is to invest in some quality sheets.
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My mum very often describes me as having. I conquer though, as there’s always room for a touch of luxury in your life whether its shoes, handbags or bedding. A girls gotta have what a girls gotta have. So back to that fussy sleeper, otherwise known as ‘me’. You can keep you polyester and terry towelling, if you want soft, cool and breathable sheets, then Egyptian cotton from Whites of London is the place to look.
Why Choose Egyptian Cotton?
This simple and understated 100% Egyptian cotton, 400 thread count percale bed linen is beautifully soft to the touch with a sateen finish. Percale cotton is best suited to warm sleepers or the summer months as it keeps you cooler than other bed linen. I think there’s nothing worse, than waking up feeling hot and bothered.
The difference in Egyptian cotton sheets compared to others you can buy is all in the plant. The long staple cotton produces longer, more durable, and softer fibers than other cotton varieties and besides the quality of the cotton fibers used to manufacture fine Egyptian cotton you should also look at thread count.
This is used to assess the number of threads woven into a square inch of fabric a high thread count has come to be synonymous with cotton quality and ultimately what you sleep better on is down to personal preference. I adore this set as it’s soft and silky to the touch as well as lightweight.
It also suits my eldest child who hates too much sensory input; socks seams, scratchy bed sheets and clothing labels are a big no-no for him so to insure a good nights sleep, I have to make sure he has light and soft to the touch bedding.
Choosing a bed linen style
I am in the midst of a bedroom makeover and while I procrastinate over wall papers and headboards, the simple styling of the smart single line embroidered hem on this set means I’m not restricting our theme. When you’re investing in quality bed linen I’d always advise a timeless style.
Now here’s where I let you in on a little secret; I can’t put duvet covers on. That is the sole responsibility of my husband and probably the core of what keeps us together, we both know that should we ever part ways I would be destined to sleep on a duvet-less bed.
We have a superking bed which requires a degree of strength and dexterity to get a cover in place. On the very rare occasions when I’ve had to do it, like the time he cut off a couple of fingers, its taken a round or swearing, sweating and tears and followed by a little nap. (rewards for my efforts.)
Envelope closures take the time and stress away from an otherwise stressful situation. It also means that there’s no buttons to deal with, so gets my tick for a little timesaving. The fold in this set is quite large so I tuck it under the mattress to keep the duvet in place.
I particularly like the fit of the fitted sheet in the Whites of London bedding. Being on the slightly larger side there’s no wrestling it over the corners and allows for a mattress topper with no rolling back through the night.
Anyway, all this talk of bed sheets and sleep is making me tired, I’ve shared my latest bedtime love with you. So unless you’ve clicked away to go take a peek yourself, thanks for staying till the end and sweet dreams!
I was sent a set of bedlinen for the purpose of this review.