Night sweats are no stranger to hot sleepers. Constant tossing and turning, uneasy feeling, frequent waking - all these interrupt what should have been a restful night. If you often experience these, then you need to turn things around with the help of best moisture-wicking bed sheets.
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It's time to consider changing your sleeping habits or giving your bedding an upgrade, especially with the relatively warm and humid climate. Especially if you're a hot sleeper, opt for moisture-wicking bedsheets in Singapore like TENCEL™! Here are things you need to know about these breathable materials to stay cool and dry at night.
Moisture-Wicking Sheet Basics
The technology behind moisture-wicking bedding is similar to the water-absorbing properties in workout clothes. By absorbing your perspiration, these materials are able to wick moisture away while also lowering your core body temperature.
Oftentimes, these fabrics are designed to absorb and transfer water to different parts of the fabric where the material is less saturated with perspiration. This helps to fairly distribute moisture and gives it temperature-regulating properties.
How Do Water-Wicking Sheets Work?
Moisture-Wicking Process by Russ Clarke-Wildeman
Think of a regular candle. It is designed such that when you light it up, it brings wax upwards and into the flame. Thus, permitting it to burn brighter for longer periods of time. The only significant difference between candle wax and sweat-wicking cloth is that perspiration is the liquid that is "drawn," not candle wax.
How Cooling Bed Sheets Are Made
Moisture-wicking sheets are typically woven in a way that permits moisture from various origins to be forced inside and through the gaps in the weave. This fundamentally allows sweat or any form of moisture to “find” the outer layer of the material.
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In other words, droplets of water flow along the weave to move about instead of being absorbed by the fiber they sit on. The water droplets eventually exit the cloth and, if they are in contact with air, evaporate. Aside from weaving, such fabrics can also be treated with a solution made to repel water absorption.
5 Best Bed Sheet Materials For Hot Sleepers
The most ideal material for cooling sheets offers either extremely good moisture-wicking abilities or great breathability. Once in a while, you can find both of these qualities combined together, like in TENCEL™ sheets!
Usually, though, you have to choose your preference. For example, cotton bed sheets are breathable. But depending on factors like staple length, weave type, thread count, and ply, they likely absorb moisture and stay wet for a long time.
If you’re going for superior bed sheet fabrics that help you get night sweat-free nights, look for the following:
TENCEL™ Bed Sheets
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TENCEL™ bed sheets in Singapore are top contenders when it comes to moisture management. Since they are typically made of nanofibrils or fine Lyocell fibers, they are popular for being extremely breathable and absorbent.
By resisting moisture without the use of any chemical additions, bed sheet TENCEL™ inhibits the growth of microorganisms. The natural fibers also give the fabric top-notch hypoallergenic and biodegradable properties which are perfect for eco-conscious users and people with sensitive skin.
Bamboo Bed Sheets
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Bamboo fabric sheets can wick excess moisture away quickly, keeping sleepers cool and dry even in hot climates. In fact, they can hold three times their weight in water!
Even when comparing TENCEL™ vs. cotton, bamboo bed sheets in Singapore win in terms of lowest thermal resistance. They are also naturally antifungal and antibacterial. The downside is that bamboo linen sheets are the most prone to wrinkles and pilling over time. Moreover, they shrink the most if we do a bamboo vs TENCEL™ sheets comparison.
Linen Bed Sheets
Props to its’ fibers porous and hollow characteristic, linen can provide better circulation for air and moisture. It helps prevent you from over-sweating at night by conducting heat and pulling water away from the skin so that it can evaporate. But it is not so budget-friendly unlike other sheets such as cotton. Moreover, contrary to TENCEL™, linen fabrics are prone to creases.
Silk Bed Sheets
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Silk fabrics are loved for their temperature-regulating and moisture-resistant performance. They can effectively release the heat that is stored in your body. Silk also dries quickly. However, these expensive sheets are not the most sustainable options as compared to, say, TENCEL™.
Apart from the chemicals added to silk, the unethical practice of killing live silkworms and water-intensive production methods are damaging to the environment.
Polyester Bed Sheets
Synthetic fabrics that are “hydrophobic” like polyester, nylon, or microfiber sheets are excellent at wicking away moisture and letting it evaporate into the air. This is because they are designed with plastic-like chemistry.
However, contrary to bed sheets cotton, synthetic sheets are not the most breathable options and are likely to seal in heat. Thus, they may not be the best choice for hot sleepers or people living in warmer climates.
Top Benefits Of Moisture-Wicking Bed Sheets
Moisture-repellent sheets are highly sought after thanks to all of the benefits they offer, including:
Superior Cooling Performance
Sheets with increased thread counts can cause you to sleep warm at night. Sheets exceeding 600 thread counts per the total of horizontal-wise and lengthwise weaves tend to trap the heat of your body, elevating the temperature.
Moisture-wicking sheets typically fall within the desired sheet thread count range, between 200 and 600. They are considered high-quality bedding and often outperform luxurious sheets that emphasize thread count over the material.
Decrease In Odors
The main culprit behind the sheet's unpleasant smell is the various body odors that get soaked up in the sheets with the passage of time. Water-resistant fabrics can aid you in cooling you down at night, but they also possess the tendency to avoid the absorption of odor. With moisture-wicking sheets, you’ll be able to keep night sweats away.
You can keep your sheets for as long as two years as long as you take care of them properly. Sheets with moisture-wicking technology have a way of improving the longevity of your sheets. Many of them feature easy laundering options so that you can toss them in the washing machine without worrying about creases.
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The summer is often linked with a lot of heat and humidity, which makes sleeping at night unpleasant if the air conditioning isn’t on full blast. If you are easily overheated then you may have trouble achieving a comfortable night’s sleep. Good thing breathable fabrics can provide that airy feeling while retaining dryness.
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TENCEL™ Bed Sheets
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If you’re wondering where to buy bedding in Singapore that is incredibly cooling, luxuriously soft, and silky smooth, you’ve come to the right place! Weave’s eco-friendly TENCEL™ sheets are made from 100% Lenzing TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers spun into the finest 80s yarn count threads!
Cotton Bed Sheets
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Woven from pure extra-long staple cotton fibers, our cotton sateen sets are recognized for their strength and breathability. We use single-ply yarns in our 600 thread count bedsheet to give you lighter fabrics with a buttery-smooth feel and a hint of luminous finish.