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Individuals with sensitive skin often struggle to find bedding that won't cause harm or allergic reactions. This post will help you find skin-friendly sheets.
- Natural or plant based fibres make great options.
- Consider other factors like thread count and certifications.
Sleep is essential in a person's life, and one of the most crucial things to have a comfortable sleep are quality bed sheets. However, attaining good quality sleep can be a struggle for individuals with sensitive skin when they are unable to find bed sheets that will not harm their skin. These people usually have allergic reactions to the chemicals that are left over from the manufacturing process of the sheets.
To maintain the health of your skin, choosing the right bed sheet set and type of bedding is essential for a good night’s sleep. Whether you're struggling with eczema, acne, psoriasis, dust mite allergies or skin irritation due to other conditions, gentle bedding can help keep you and your skin healthy.
Let's have a look at some of the best bed sheet materials most suitable for sensitive skin and things to consider when buying.
The Best Bedsheets For Sensitive Skin
Since everyone's skin is different, it's hard to determine which sort of bed sheet will be best for you. However, if your skin is sensitive, consider TENCEL™, bamboo, silk, and cotton. Natural or plant based fibers are good options and usually recommended as they have properties such as being breathable, moisture-wicking and hypoallergenic to reduce the build up of moisture on the skin. This keeps the sheets and bedding clean and dry to prevent skin irritation.
In contrast, man-made synthetic fibers such as microfiber and polyester can possibly end up causing more skin irritation and aggravate skin conditions due to their chemical processes.
Bamboo is an excellent choice for people who suffer from sensitive skin issues that are worsened by germs and dust mites that build up in your bed.
Bamboo bed sheets are naturally hypoallergenic, antibacterial, and antimicrobial, which may aid in the prevention of skin disorders and allergic flare-ups.
Similar to TENCEL™, bamboo sheets are also considerably more environmentally friendly than cotton, helping wick away moisture throughout the night and ensure that you stay fresh. Moreover, the properties of bamboo linen bed sheets make them one of the best sheets for eczema sufferers.
TENCEL™ Bed Sheets
TENCEL™ fibers are made from sustainably sourced eucalyptus wood and are one of the most advanced fibers out there. As a naturally derived fiber, it holds many benefits such as excellent moisture management, being gentle for babies and sensitive skin, naturally anti-bacterial, and relatively odor-free as well as hypoallergenic. All these and more make TENCEL™ a top contender bed sheet material for sensitive skin.
TENCEL™ is most well known for how it feels - exceptionally silky, smooth and cooling on the skin. They keep users cool and dry by preventing excess moisture build up which could cause skin irritation. Thus, eczema sufferers often use these hypoallergenic sheets to improve their sleep quality. Perfect moisture management also reduces bacteria proliferation without the need for any chemical additives. These impressive properties further justify why TENCEL™ is among the best bed sheets for itchy skin and allergies.
Silk Bed Sheets
Silk sheets are an excellent choice for individuals who suffer from dry skin problems, such as eczema.
Silk could assist in reducing irritation because they include antimicrobial characteristics that keep germs from growing and causing skin inflammation. It is also known for its extremely soft texture. Using soft sheets for sensitive skin individuals would mitigate discomfort throughout their sleep.
Furthermore, silk is fantastic for dry skin and hair because it preserves your oils and keeps your skin moisturized while you sleep. Not only that, silk sheets can also be used all year round since it keeps you warm in the winter and cools you down in the summer.
However, high-quality silk sheets may be costly, so if you're on a tight budget, try investing in a silk pillow or pillowcase first. TENCEL™ bed sheets are a very good alternative to silk bed sheets, because of the similar properties and silky cool touch they share. If we may add, TENCEL™ fibers are also of botanic origins and hence is much more sustainable compared to silk.
Cotton Bed Sheets
If you have sensitive skin to dyes and chemicals, organic cotton bedding made without the use of harmful chemicals is the finest choice.
The fibers in higher quality cotton bed sheets are well-loved because they are gentle on the skin and become softer over time when washed properly.
Moreover, organic cotton sheets are one of the best bed sheets for sensitive skin as they are free of skin-irritating dyes and colorants. The natural breathability of cotton will also help you sleep through the night while staying fresh and decrease your skin irritation.
Individuals who frequently experience night sweats will benefit from cotton materials since as they are also cooling and durable enough to be washed on a regular basis.
The weave method of the fabric can also elevate its benefits to individuals who have itchy skin. With a denser surface, cotton sateen sheets give off a smooth feel that is excellent for comfort while maintaining the fiber's naturally cool feel. This makes them ideal for staying comfortable through the night with minimal skin irritation.
What Kind Of Mattress Is Ideal For Those With Sensitive Skin?
Featuring Weavve's TENCEL™ Lyocell Mattress Protector
If you have trouble sleeping at night due to allergies or sensitive skin, it may also be time to invest in a good quality hypoallergenic mattress and mattress protectors.
For instance, memory foam mattresses resist dust mites because they're made of material that is simply too dense for the mites to penetrate. Hence, it is an excellent choice for those with allergies or sensitive skin. Some memory foam mattresses may have an issue retaining body heat, so it is good to invest in a high-quality memory foam mattress that is engineered to be breathable.
Natural latex is also an excellent alternative since it is chemical-free and dust-mite-free. Latex is also a good choice for hot sleepers or people who sweat a lot.
Consider These Factors When Purchasing BedSHEET SETS For Sensitive Skin
While the fabric plays a significant impact in whether or not your sheets may upset your sensitive skin, there are a few elements to consider.
The market has long been obsessed with higher thread count, however anything beyond 600 thread counts involves synthetic fabric processing, which isn't ideal for delicate skin types. It allows for maximum ventilation and comfort during deep slumber. Be sure to also select sheets that are free of chemicals and harsh dyes.
Featuring Weavve's Oeko Tex® Standard 100 Certified Sheets
Certifications help give consumers further peace of mind when making purchase decisions, especially when it comes to products that are close to the skin such as bedding and apparel.
The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certification ensures all of the components (which includes sewing thread, buttons, lining, etc.) along the textile supply chain are tested and certified to be free from harmful levels of over 100 individual substances from 17 groups of chemicals.
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) ensures the organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labeling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.
Do not overlook the color of your bedding as they could have an impact on your skin. Dyes used in dark or brightly patterned sheets may irritate the skin. Meanwhile, light-colored bedding with less dyes is less likely to irritate your skin. Good choices would be hues in ivory, white, or light grey.
EXPLORE WEAVVE'S BEDDING
TENCEL™ Lyocell Sheets
Our hypoallergenic and eco-friendly Lyocell bed sheets are not only soft and silky smooth - they're also temperature-regulating and cool to the touch! We use fine single-ply threads woven into a 400 thread count fabric, allowing your skin to breathe easily and keep you free from night sweats.
Cotton Sateen Sheets
Using extra-long staple cotton fibers, our 100% cotton bedding with a 100 yarn count of fine single ply threads are perfectly woven into luxuriously soft, smooth and strong fabrics. Finishing touches such as singeing and calendaring further add to their smooth hand feel and gives our cotton sheets a gorgeous elegant sheen.
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Natural fiber bedding—such as TENCEL™, bamboo, cotton, silk, or percale—is preferable compared to bedding made of synthetic materials, such as rayon, nylon, or other artificial fibers for those with sensitive skin in general.
Can bed sheets irritate skin?
When your skin comes into contact with dirty bedding, the fabric might irritate it. This inflammation, in more extreme cases could potentially lead to eczema as well.
What sheets are best for eczema?
TENCEL™, Cotton and high-quality bamboo sheets are an excellent alternative for reducing skin irritation caused by eczema. These are natural and plant based fibres which make them naturally hypoallergenic.
What type of sheets is best for your skin?
All breathable textiles are advantageous. Breathability plays a crucial role in controlling surface temperatures linked to sleep quality.
How should I sleep with sensitive skin?
You can sleep better with the best bed sheets for sensitive skin, such as TENCEL™, bamboo, silk, percale, and cotton bed sheets.
What are the healthiest sheets to sleep on?
TENCEL™, Cotton and bamboo are often regarded as healthy bed sheet alternatives due to their porous design and lack of hazardous chemicals in their manufacture.