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You should know 100% cotton is 100% not the best choice.
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Cotton is fine for some things, like sopping up spills, but in any situation when it’s important for the body to stay dry - think exercise, outdoor adventures, and sleeping - avoid cotton. 
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There is a definite difference with Nollapelli sheets versus my standard high end cotton sheets. Moisture and temperature are very well controlled (my wife also agrees as we have very different temperature settings at night) and they feel even better and so comfortable! - Nicholas, R. text-large

When cotton gets wet, it stays wet. h3

Cotton fibers are extremely absorbent (read: thirsty). Cotton garments can carry to up to 27 times their weight in water. That’s. A. Lot.


Why? Science. According to the website How Stuff Works, the basic molecular structure of cotton is perfectly attuned to collecting moisture. Water, of course, is made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. That oxygen atom loves to attract electrons, which gives it a negative charge. Those hydrogen atoms, however, are positively charged. This makes the water molecule a dipole, which operates sort of like a magnet, clinging to any oppositely charged molecules that come near by.

Cotton, you guessed it, is one of those oppositely charged molecules. The oxygen-hydrogen groups that line the edge of cotton’s long cellulose molecule attract water, sucking it right up into its fibers.

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Cotton is considered a hydrophilic material. It can’t help it. It’s always going to attract and hold on to whatever water it can, up to its enormous capacity.

Other materials, nylon for example, don’t have these same properties. It will still attract water, but there are fewer molecular opportunities for it to do so with less oxygen-hydrogen groups available. That’s why synthetic materials engineered without these water absorbing opportunities are often used for athletic wear, where dryness and breathability are key.
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Reminder: Cotton Kills h3

Harsh, we know but hikers and backpackers have a saying: cotton kills. When you’re faced with a survival situation, cotton can often mean the difference between life and death.

“National Park employees, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts all use the phrase ‘cotton kills’ to remind people not to wear it when in the woods for an extended period of time,” Appalachian Trail Histories says. “The main complaints against cotton are the time it takes to dry, stretching when it is wet and chafing.”

While these characteristics can be uncomfortable at any time and especially during bed time and in the cold. “Getting wet in the cold is dangerous no matter what material the person wears,” Appalachian Trail Histories says, “but a fabric that retains moisture slightly increases the chance of hypothermia. Of all the fabrics available today, cotton is one of the most uncomfortable to wear when wet.” This is a primary reason why cotton is not often found in athletic clothing.

A morning jog or sleeping every night aren’t life or death situations, but the same principle applies. There’s nothing more uncomfortable than the feeling of your athletic clothing or bedding clinging to your skin. h2

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High tech, synthetic fabrics with a tight weave fare better for athletic clothing (think Nike, Fabletics, Lululemon, Athleta), and any time you don’t want your fabric to accrue moisture, like bedtime. Synthetic fabrics can be engineered to reduce or eliminate the opportunity for those molecular bonds to form that attract water to a material in the first place. A fabric made of fibers woven extremely tightly together is even better. This reduces the surface area of fibers exposed to the elements, which reduces the number of opportunities water molecules have to cling to the fabric.

Synthetic fibers are “hydrophobic,” which means they resist water. At a minimum, that means materials made from them will dry more quickly than cotton. h3

In modern athletic wear, you’ll often see material that meets these needs. It’s a tighter, synthetic weave that’s meant to prevent trapping moisture in your clothing and thus against your body. This keeps you more comfortable and more able to regulate your body temperature.

Our fabric is engineered to retain the perfect amount of moisture to restore you and your skin while you sleep. We are the first company to bring textile technology to bedding.

Our Secret? We’re Beyond Natural. h3

Our skin-loving sheets are created from a patent-pending combination of synthetic and natural yarns uniting the benefits of each -
  • 45% Tencel® lyocell
  • 35% nylon
  • 20% cotton

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