Want to sleep better? Choose cotton linen.

Want to sleep better? Choose cotton linen, says Volpes

To stay energetic, work efficiently and get the most out of every day, it is important to get a good night’s sleep. Exercise and an early bed time do wonders for your sleep routine, but you need to make sure that your bedroom is ‘set up’ for a good night’s sleep. The correct mattress is the obvious first port of call, but local linen company, Volpes, lets you in on why cotton bedding is equally important and will have a positive impact on your sleep. 

Cotton bedding is:

Breathable

Every night, your body temperature changes as you fall asleep. Man-made materials, such as polyester, absorb your body heat, which means that you will struggle to cool down. However, cotton, is a pure, natural, good-quality material and will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter, as it is a breathable fabric.

Lasts longer

High quality cotton can cost a bit more initially but is definitely worth the investment in the long run. It is believed to last almost twice as long as cheaper man-made alternatives, so you won’t need to replace it as frequently.

Low maintenance 

Most cotton linens can go straight into the washing machine and be washed at the usual 40ºC. Preferably, you should wash your linen alone (to avoid overloading your machine and to give your linen an all-round better wash). From there, simply dry it in the sun… or dry it flat while it is still damp to reduce the amount of ironing it needs.

Soft on your skin 

There is no better feeling than getting into a bed with fresh, clean, cotton sheets. Cotton is naturally hypoallergenic, so has limited association with any allergies. If you have sensitive skin, it also won’t cause any irritation or itchiness throughout the night, which will improve the quality of your sleep.

Polycotton

A good quality polycotton with a high percentage of cotton in the mix is sometimes the more affordable option and will give you the equivalent benefits as pure cotton.