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Why Your Sheets Might Need an Upgrade


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Your bedroom should be your mental oasis away from the world. Everything inside, from your mattress to your linens to the rug under your feet, should be exactly the way you love it, so you’re able to come into the room and decompress from daily life. A big part of this is whether or not your bed is both comfortable and supportive. Yes, your mattress and pillow are two very important pieces of the puzzle, but they’re not the entire thing. Have you given much thought to your sheets? If not, you may be sleeping on sheets that are in desperate need of replacing. 

How Long do Sheets Last?

If you’re getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep a night, you’re spending one-third of your life snuggled in your sheets. It’s no wonder they wear out! Most experts recommend buying new sheets every two to three years if you’re buying sheets of standard quality. Visible signs of wear and tear include thinning, yellowing, and fading. These are the most obvious indicators your sheets are past their prime, but you might start to feel the decline as well, which can disrupt your sleep.

Like everything from cars to shoes, something of low quality will wear out and need to be replaced sooner, and something of very high quality will last longer than average. Exactly how long your sheets will last depends on several factors, including the quality of the sheets, how you do your washing, and how many sheet sets you circulate between.

Consider the following:

Buy more than one set of sheets!

If you own multiple sets of bed sheets that you rotate, your sheets will last longer. This is because they are not facing the same constant wear and tear that a single set would endure from frequent washing and sleep-ins. 

Do you travel often? If you frequently travel, spend the night with a partner, or fall asleep on the couch instead of your bed, your sheets aren’t getting as much wear and tear as they otherwise would. How often you’re actually sleeping in your bedding plays a major part in its longevity.  

Consider your washing routine.

You want to wash your sheets enough to keep them hygienic, but not so much that you wear them out early. On average, you should be laundering your sheets using a washing machine once a week or once every two weeks. If you don’t sweat or eat in bed, you probably make it to the two-week mark and extend the fibers of your sheets a bit.

Beyond a high-quality new mattress and a pillow that supports your head, your sheets are the next most important bedding essentials. Sheets that are too hot, too uncomfortable, cheaply-made, or simply past their prime will negatively impact your sleep and therefore your health.

Top Sheets to Upgrade Your Bed

Your bed is one of the most important pieces of furniture you own, and your bedsheets are the most important accessories. When it’s time to buy new sheets, City Mattress has a wide range of premium sheets that are made to last and made for unique sleeping preferences. We recommend you look into the following when shopping for new sheets:

Sheex Elevated Performance Sheet Set

Sheex is world-renowned for some of the best performance bedding and sleepwear on the market today. They created the world's first “Performance Sheets.” Developed by elite athletes, the Sheex Performance Sheet Set maximizes moisture-wicking with a cool-to-the-touch feel for an ideal sleep environment. This fabric breathes ten times better than traditional cotton sheets and is softer as well. These deep pocket sheets are engineered with stay-fit corners and are constructed with Athletic Grade Elastic, ensuring your bedding stays where it should.

PureCare Premium Bamboo Sheet Set

Luxurious, soft, and durable, these natural sheets made with a premium sateen weave and long-staple fibers provide a high-quality feel. If you haven’t yet learned about how great bamboo linens are, we highly encourage you to do so. Bamboo sheets are incredibly soft to the touch. In fact, bamboo bedding is even softer than cotton! This is because it is more breathable. These sheets won’t trap excess heat under the covers with you. They’re more than just comfortable, though. These sheets are exquisitely detailed to ensure your bed looks nice as well.

Malouf 600tc Cotton Blend Sheet Set

If you’re looking for classic and comfortable, these are the sheets for you. Malouf’s 600TC Cotton Blend Sheet Set offers the ultra-soft feel of cotton against your skin and wrinkle, stain-resistant durable polyester at the reverse for clean styling. Breathable and timeless with excellent temperature management, these cotton sheets and pillowcases feature oversized dimensions and Universal Fit™ construction with extra-deep pockets to securely fit your mattress, no matter how thick it is.

SFERRA Finna Cotton Collection

If you’re looking for top-quality linens to last for years to come and feel wonderful the entire time you’re sleeping on them, you want famed luxury brand SFERRA. This collection reigns supreme as the ultimate for a luxurious sleep experience. Classic and elegant, these sheets are skillfully made in Italy from 100% extra-long-staple cotton. They offer unparalleled comfort because they are cool to the touch and ultra-breathable. Your nights will be cool and fresh, no matter the season. You won't be replacing these sheets anytime soon!

Shop Online Through City Mattress

The list above is only the beginning! We are way more than just mattresses, and we’re more than just stores too. When you browse our website, you’ll find an extensive collection of the best sheets, pillows, pajamas, bath items, candles, and even furniture. We make it easy to get the home, bed, and bath essentials you want, from a brand name you trust.