Bedding: Sheets, Pillows, and Mattresses Accessories



When buying sheets, the first step is to make sure they will fit your mattress.  Know the size of your mattress.  Second, you’ll need to determine what thread count you want.  Look for a set that’s at least 400 thread count.  You will find that different material is used for the threads. DO NOT go with a synthetic although they are more durable and cheaper. Go with cotton or a cotton/silk or modal or linen.  Cotton offers both superior comfort and breathing ability, and is less likely to stain and easier to wash. There’s no point in buying a high thread count if the cotton is of poor quality material.  Also, if the price looks to good be true, it probably is.  If you have a queen size mattress, you want to spend at least $200 on sheets, including a fitted sheet, flat sheet and two pillowcases.


Your mattress is important for a good nights rest and so are your pillows.  Just like your mattresses, pillows are made with many materials: memory-foam, polyester, feather or down filled.  They are also: firm, flat, fluffy, and mostly rectangular.  Find one that works for you, but look for even distributed filling and tightly woven cover that protects the fill (the material inside the pillow).  Also, before you buy ask how to care for it, can it be washed, or dry cleaned, or should it be recycled after a few years?   As for pricing, keep in mind this is a product you’ll be using almost everyday of the year.  Droolers, you should probably invest in a pillow cover as well that fits between the pillow and pillowcase.


We’ve all heard of dust mites.  Like all organisms they eat and poop and often cause people to have allergies.  The best way to prevent dust mites is by purchasing a mattress protector.  Its a simple plastic covering that you enclose your mattress.  Also, it helps prevent any spilled liquids from seeping into your mattress as well.