Choose the best thread count for your sheets and sink into the ultimate comfort with our handy, myth-debunking thread count guide
We spend a lot of our time in bed, so it’s worth investing in bed linen that gives you the maximum comfort and the best night’s sleep. But when it comes to thread count, how do you know which is the best number to go for? From 200 to 1,000 thread count sheets, find out everything you need to know to make the right choice, right here.
What is thread count?
Thread count is simply a way of measuring the number of vertical and horizontal threads per square inch of your bed linen. The higher the thread count, the more threads there are within the fabric.
The best thread count for sheets
When it comes to choosing bedding, the thread count you opt for is really down to your personal preference.
High thread count bedding such as 750 or 1,000 thread count sheets tends to feel denser, which can give more of a five-star hotel-style feel.
However, 200 thread count sheets can still be of excellent quality and sumptuously soft. A lower thread count may feel lighter and more airy to the touch.
Whichever thread count you choose, the most important indicator of quality is the fabric. Look for bed linen that’s rich in cotton, such as percale with a high percentage of cotton, pure Egyptian cotton with long fibres for supreme softness, or ultra-smooth Supima.
Whichever thread count you choose, we wish you a great – and supremely comfortable – night’s sleep.