Fitted sheets are a must have for any bedroom. Not only do they protect the mattress and prolong its lifespan, they also provide a comfortable night’s sleep. As fitted sheets can be washed easily and regularly, you are safe in the knowledge that you are getting a good night’s rest, free from dirt or grime. Your fitted sheet needs to fit your mattress evenly. Have the dimensions of your mattress with you while you’re looking for your fitted sheet.

Thread count is a term that is always associated with bed linen and it simply refers to the number of threads weaved per inch of fabric. Therefore, the thread count determines the softness and fineness of the sheet – the higher the thread count, the softer the sheet. The number can range anywhere from 80 to 3,000 if not higher, with most falling in the range of 200 to 500.

Your sheet material needs to reflect the way you sleep at night. If you tend to get warm, a breathable fabric such as cotton will suit you. If you tend to get cold, a polyester material is for you. If your body temperature varies during the night, then a polycotton material will be what you’re looking for.