There are a lot of factors when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. There’s more to it than just making sure you give your body the sleep it needs. One of the best things you can do to ensure a good night’s sleep is to pick the proper bedding. Having the right sheets will allow your body to relax and get the sleep it needs and deserves. Don’t put your comfort on the back burner. Make sure you choose sheets that feel good. You won’t want to be too hot or too cold, which could result in tossing and turning or restlessness.
Apart from thread count, traditional sheets were uniform in color and fabric. Now you can find virtually any color or patterned bed sheet in an array of fabrics from cotton, silk, flannel and everything in between. One of the most popular bed sheets on the market today are jersey knit sheets. Jersey knit sheets are mostly known for their comfort and affordability and are both casual and inexpensive. If you’re not one for caring about thread count and are seeking year-round comfort, jersey knit sheets are the right choice for you. Here’s all you need to know about Jersey Knit Bed Sheets:
What are Jersey Knit Bed Sheets?
Do you love the feel of your favorite worn-in T-shirt? Well, of course you do. That’s why it’s your favorite! Jersey, a common T-shirt fabric, is made of a flat knit and is both breathable and amazingly soft. True jersey knit sheets are made of 100 % cotton and typically 150-300GSM (grams per square meter), meaning they are strong enough to withstand many washes, while still feeling buttery smooth and cozy. Jersey cotton is naturally absorbent and great for cold or warm weather. You can use jersey knit sheets year round. You’ll feel just right on the hottest or coldest nights and won’t have to change your sheets according to the season. Jersey knit sheets may not have all the frills and high thread counts but if you’re looking for comfort they are a perfect choice. Even though Jersey sheets are typically casual, you can opt for a more luxurious cotton type like bamboo, flannel or Egyptian cotton. Just remember luxury comes with a price tag and isn’t always necessary.
Other Benefits of Jersey Knit Bed Sheets
Not only are they inexpensive and indescribably comfortable, but jersey knit sheets are also low maintenance and easy to care for. Just toss them in your washing machine and tumble dry on low. Because of the jersey knit material, it’s no different than washing a load of shirts. This T-shirt fabric is naturally stretchy and virtually, wrinkle-free.You won’t have to iron them or wash on a different cycle like other sheets. Jersey knit sheets promote natural air flow, making for a comfortable slumber. You’ll feel at ease in these soft, stretchy sheets and you won’t have to break them in. Some new sheets can feel stiff and uncomfortable when first purchased. Even after a few washes, some sheets will have that rough feel to them and take some more breaking in. No different than slipping on that vintage T-shirt, you’ll be able to slip into a cozy bed. Kids will especially love these cozy sheets. They will be able to sense a familiarity with the T-shirt texture and feel embraced as they sleep.
Make Your Own Jersey Knit Bed Sheets
Jersey knit fabric can be bought at your local arts and crafts retailer, department store and even online. You will be able to browse a wide selection of different patterns and colors. Whether you are trying to match your bedroom color scheme or looking for a cute pattern for the kid’s room, you will be able to find what you’re looking for and make your own jersey knit bed sheets. All you need to do is sew a border seam all four sides. It’s as easy as that. For a fitted sheet just sew in elastic bands at each corner to effortlessly fit your mattress. Use your excess fabric to make matching throw pillows. You can even sew crib mattress pad covers. Your baby will sleep soundly in the comfort of these sheets.