Let’s face it how we sleep and the comfort level of how we sleep is personal! You could be a cool sleeper or a hot sleeper, but everyone wants and needs different things from their sheets at night. Choosing the right type of fabric could be the key in getting the holy grail of sleeps – undisturbed from sweat/chills during the night and waking up warm and comfortable.
Are you a hot sleeper and find yourself waking up in the middle of the night sweating? Or, are you a cold sleeper and constantly wake up trying to find more blankets to get warmer? Whether you are a hot or cold sleeper, quality of sleep is directly linked to your body temperature and whether you can maintain a quality core temperature during the night. Good quality bedding and the type of fabric can help with this.
As your bedtime approaches, your body temperature drops, right around the same time your body releases that sleepy hormone melatonin. During sleep, your body temperature continues to drop, then gradually warms up as the morning progresses. Disturbances in your body temperature (whether up or down) can cause us to wake and as a result we experience broken sleep. That is why it is important to keep your bedroom at the right temperature, take a shower or bath before bed can be helpful and avoid any excess fatty foods or caffeine at night. Then the important step of choosing the correct bedding comes into play.
We at Foxford create our bedding in many different fabrics. But the most important element of them all is they are all 100% cotton which is so important as Cotton will absorb the heat from your body throughout the night, allowing you to stay cool. As well as keeping you cool in the summer, cotton sheets will keep you warm throughout winter by absorbing and retaining your body heat.
Made of 100% cotton (some of our pieces are made of Egyptian cotton). This fabric’s magic is it only gets softer with love, use and time. Ideal if you get sleep hot at night. Percale is lightweight, breathable and crisp cool to the touch. Percale is a matte finish so style wise its very easy to add texture and colour to.
Made of 100% cotton (some of our pieces are made of Egyptian cotton). Ideal for those who sleep cool – the fabric’s unique, tight weave will keep you warm at night, while 100% cotton allows for natural breathability. Sateen has a luxe drop, feels silky and smooth against the skin. Naturally sateen has a tighter knit so will keep you warmer during the night – so this style is ideal for cool sleepers. Remember that 100% cotton will allow for breathability so no need to worry about getting too hot!
If you do reach for extra layers while you sleep please be mindful not to use synthetic materials in your blankets or throws. Remember wool is a natural insulator. It keeps your body’s warmth naturally and traps it and doesn’t overheat like synthetic materials would and make you sweaty. So if you do enjoy reaching for extra layers at night and still want to remain comfortable and not too hot or sweaty than we recommend choosing one of our wool throws. We have designed the core range to match perfectly with each season’s bedlinen range. You can browse our range of lambswool throws here
To Learn more about our bedlinen including care and sizing please read our bedlinen guide here