What Are the Best Sheets For My Memory Foam Mattress?
Even though a lot of people who bought Leesa mattresses have told us that they hate to make their bed because the Leesa looks so good right out of the box, we figured that you might be wondering what kind of sheets are best for your new mattress. Whether you’re a make-the-bed, hospital corners, bounce-a-quarter-on-the-sheets-stickler-for-a-tidy-bed or are a kick-the-corners-off, twisted-mess-of-a-pile, why-make-it-when-you’re-just-going-to-mess-it-up-again-person, we thought we’d take a few minutes to talk about sheets.
Natural vs. Synthetic Sheets
Like most sleep-related things, it depends on your preference and how you sleep. First, let’s talk fabric. Natural fibers like cotton, silk, linen and yes, hemp (legal in all 50 states) breathe and wick away moisture more efficiently than synthetics like polyester and microfiber blends, so if you like the feel of a cool clean sheet greeting you when you turn down the covers, a natural fiber is probably your best bet. Remember though, you don’t need to worry about sleeping “hot” on your Leesa mattress, because the top 2” layer of Avena® foam is convoluted with egg-crate-shaped pockets that allow air to circulate between the top and memory foam layers of your Leesa bed.
If, on the other hand, you prefer a cozy, warm, cuddle up feel from your bedding, you might enjoy the softness of some of the newer microfiber blends that have become rather popular.
What is a Good Thread Count For Sheets?
Those six-billion thread count sheets that set you back $600 not living up to the hype? We get you. Thread count, which is the number of threads measured in a square inch of the material, does make a difference in feel and warmth, which is all about personal preference. If you like to sleep cool, you may just save yourself some money, because the lower the thread count the more breathable the fabric. So stick with a 200-300 thread count sheet and you’ll be a sleepy camper. If, however, you wouldn’t dare compromise on the quality of the 1,500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, please indulge and enjoy.
Fully or Partially Elasticized Sheets? Does it matter?
Because there are so many types of mattresses on the market today, choosing a set of sheets can be a little confusing. You’ll find that some of the sheets made for older pillow-top mattresses have extra deep corners for stretching around the perimeter of the bed. The Leesa mattress is streamlined for smart sleep, so you won’t necessarily need those extra deep pockets. You’ll also find that some sheets feature elastic all the way around the fitted sheet, while other fitted sheets are only elasticized around the corners. Elastic all the way around will give your sheet a tighter grip on your mattress, but it may also give you a headache trying to fold right out of the laundry. Again, it’s all about personal preference, so happy shopping. We know you’ve got this sheet down.