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Polyester or Cotton ! Which is better for a restful sleep ?



Choosing the right bedding fabric is essential to restful sleep. It also may make a difference in how much time you spend washing and caring for your bedding, and how long it lasts. Cotton and polyester are two common types of bedding fabrics that have very different properties. To make an informed decision on which is better for you, consider your lifestyle, preferences and sensitivities. For some, a cotton-polyester-blend fabric is a good way to get the best of both worlds.

For a Good Night’s Sleep

Cotton is a natural fiber. It is breathable, soaks moisture and stays comfortably cool against the skin. Polyester is a synthetic fiber. It does not absorb water, enabling it to trap moisture and heat in hot environments, which can make for sweaty and uncomfortable nights. Polyester fibers may be irritating to sensitive skin, and they tend to attract static electricity whereas cotton does not.

Long-lasting Linens

Polyester is a highly durable fabric and usually can survive years of washing and wear. Cotton is more delicate. Cotton is more susceptible to general wear and tear from daily use and tends to shrink slightly when it is washed. Although polyester generally retains its shape and look over the years, polyester fabric tends to pill, and it doesn’t get much softer with use. Most cottons, particularly long-fiber cotton sheets, stay soft and free of pills.

Care Through the Years

Polyester is easy to wash and dries quickly, and is highly wrinkle resistant, which makes for easy care. However, it absorbs oil, making oil-based stains and dirt very difficult, if not impossible, to remove. Its tendency to attract static electricity means it also easily attracts clumps of dust and dirt. Cotton wrinkles easily, but it is much easier to remove stains from than polyester.


To Conclude

mother and daughter making a bed
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A mother and daughter make a bed.

When you want the best of products for your loved ones choose cotton bedding fabrics. They stay soft after many washes and will never be cause of uncomfortable sleep.

You can choose to buy a 100% cotton bedsheet for you sleep from our online store at just Rs. 699/-