Jersey Sheets vs. Organic Cotton Sheets: Which Sheets are Best?
The role of quality sleep is vital for both our mental and physical health. The best way to complement a relaxing bedtime routine is to ensure you follow through with a good night’s sleep. One of the ways to do this is to make sure organic textiles have been used, both for your long-term health as well as the environment.
Jersey sheets, also known as t-shirt sheets, are a staple type of fabric for bedding, but are often made with blended synthetic materials. Read on to learn more about jersey sheets and why 100% organic cotton sheets should be the only sheets you use.
What are Jersey Knit Sheets?
Originally made from wool to keep fishermen warm, jersey fabric is now commonly made using cotton-blended synthetic textiles to increase its stretch or insulation. It’s made with a special kind of weave, making it smooth on one side and fluffy on the other. The beauty of a jersey knit fabric is that it’s comfortable and warm. As well as much more durable than the original wool.
The unfortunate downside to these modern jersey knits is that these materials don’t allow for proper airflow and proper moisture evaporation. Synthetic fabrics also house many toxic chemicals, making them not only bad for the environment but also for our health.
The Downside to a Jersey Sheet Set
The type of material used to make your bedding can determine how hot you can get during the night. Even if you’re looking for an extra-warm pair of sheets for a cozy winter bedroom makeover, you’ll find yourself sweating between synthetics.
Unlike natural fabric such as 100% organic cotton, synthetic fabrics (including cotton jersey blends) inhibit the flow of air through the fibers, trapping heat. This causes you to sweat a lot more, as your body can’t effectively regulate your temperature. Which ultimately decreases the quality of your sleep.
Excessive heat also causes synthetic fibers to release small amounts of chemicals such as PFCs. With no ventilation from the fabric, they can be absorbed by your skin. Studies have shown that these synthetic particles can accumulate in our blood over time and cause health issues in the long term.
Jersey Cotton Sheets Versus 100% Cotton Sheets
Before the recent increase in remote working and social distancing, many of us might not have paid a lot of attention to our sleep patterns. But during these uncertain times, with very little sense of normalcy, we’ve been increasingly prone to poor sleep as a result of physical and mental fatigue.
With a lack of social engagements and outdoor activities to keep us active and engaged in the day, it’s understandable why some may struggle to get a good night’s rest. Whether you’re having trouble falling asleep, or experiencing more severe insomnia, choosing appropriate bedding is one step towards achieving a more rejuvenating sleep.
Jersey bed sheets are advertised as softer and fluffier than cotton alternatives, but what many don’t realize is that the texture of your bedding depends more on thread count and quality, not strictly on the type of textile.
Delilah Home 100% Organic Cotton Sheets
When it comes to bedding, we’re committed to fulfilling the highest standards for comfort, eco-friendliness, and overall health. To deliver in all these categories, we use 100% organic woven cotton for our Delilah Home 100% Organic Cotton Bed Sheets.
Woven cotton is made with a special kind of weaving technique that makes the end products texture soft, fluffy, and warm as synthetic blends. With a thread count of 300, these sheets are more than half as thick as your average cotton sheets.
You can be sure to enjoy the fuzzy comfort of the warmest synthetic bedding. All while having peace of mind knowing that your sheets are free from harmful chemicals and completely hypoallergenic.
Our products are proudly made in our family-run factory in Europe. Our entire production line and manufacturing process is focused on supporting workers with dignified wages, state-of-the-art technology, and sustainably-sourced materials.
The resulting trifecta produces an impeccably high-quality product with ethics-oriented manufacturing. All of which contributes to the luxury and comfort of our cotton bedding which lets you wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day. Not sweating, exhausted, and wishing you could sleep through it.
Why Choose Cotton Bedding Over Jersey Sheet Sets?
When you invest in quality bedding, you’re not only investing in improving your quality of sleep. You’re also ensuring that your linen closet doesn’t have to be constantly replaced. However, when you buy superior quality linen that’s also chemical-free, you’re investing in the environment as well.
More than just supporting eco-entrepreneurship, you’re also taking your home one step closer to removing artificial chemicals from your indoor environment.
Thinking of expanding your eco-interior eye to the rest of your home? Start with a bathroom stocked with our favorite eco-friendly bath towels that are also 100% organic cotton.