The lush feel of luxury fabrics isn’t reserved for the rich and famous. And the benefits of spending a little more on comfortable, durable, top of the line bedding can far outweigh a potentially lofty price tag. Luxury bedding is worth it for a lot of reasons. You spend more time surrounded by that fabric than just about anywhere else. New technology has brought desirable new attributes to traditional bedding. And you will likely save money in the long run by purchasing products that outlast their previous incarnations.
Luxury fabrics make a difference in your bedding, and it’s a difference worth exploring for the sake of a better night’s sleep. Here are a few reasons to make your next bed linen purchase luxurious, comfortable and long-lasting.
The Comfort Principle
When you’re choosing a fabric, whether to wear as clothing or to sleep in, take into consideration the Comfort Principle. The Comfort Principle, made popular by the site Life Hacker, simply states that you should spend your money where you spend your time. And where is the majority of your time spent? In and around fabric.
You spend all day in your clothes and all night between your sheets, so investing in high quality fabric for your clothing and bedding makes sense. According to MSN, Canadian health experts determined that we spend roughly seven years lying awake in bed, waiting to fall asleep. The National Sleep Foundation claims that, on top of the time spent waiting to doze off, we spend one third of our lives asleep.
According to the comfort principle, then, the time we spend in bed means that a solid investment in luxury fabrics is a reasonable priority. It will provide a boost to enjoying life that will keep us comfortable, clean and cozy.
Buying Fabrics To Last
Cheap fabrics are too expensive. According toTextile Restorations, the average bed sheet or pillow case lasts two years. Cheaper bedding options, like those the Yale Environment Review says are becoming more and more popular, will have an even shorter lifespan. A bedding made of luxury fabric, while more expensive up front, is going to be more cost effective in the long run.
Not to mention more comfortable. Luxury fabrics will last longer than their inexpensive competitors and have you feeling like a million bucks as your head hits the pillow. If you spend $40 on inexpensive bed linens that last you 12 months, over the course of 30 years you will have spent $1,200 on sheets. If, however, you decide to spend a little more, say, $125 on bedding, but it lasts you a full 36 months, you’ll spend only $50 more over 30 years for bedding that will be far more comfortable and won’t need to be replaced as often.
Get High Tech in Bed
The latest in technology is not just for your smart phone. Technological advancements in fabrics are making them more comfortable, long-lasting and luxurious than ever. There are even linens with benefits that can be seen after you crawl out of bed to face the day.
Pillow cases, especially, have come a long way. Softer luxury textiles won’t snag or catch on skin, so they won’t contribute to facial wrinkles. A study from the Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery called sleep lines a “new phenomenon” in facial skin. We’ve all experienced a version of this in those temporary deep creases and wrinkles we get from sleeping too hard on our sides or too long in one position. Over time, these lines were more prominent and had become permanent in people that consistently slept in the prone position, their faces buried in their pillows.
A luxury pillow case made of soft, durable material that glides across skin and won’t trap oil and moisture could prevent creases and wrinkles like sleep lines – as if comfort and longevity weren’t reasons enough to make sure your next bed linen investment is in luxury fabrics.