Are you looking for information about sheets, pillows, or other bedding? Check out our guides to learn about all things bedding, and be sure to come back later for new and updated guides.
Do you want to know the difference between percale and sateen sheets? Are you curious about how to clean a mattress topper? Whether you’re outfitting a brand new bed or simply trying to clean the bedding that you already own, here are some in-depth bedding guides to help you through the process.
Sheets: Sheets are available in a wide array of materials, ranging from cotton to silk. A sheet’s fabric and weave will determine price-point and other features such as breathability, durability, and care.
Pillows: Pillows vary greatly in design and quality. When comparing pillows, it’s important to decide if their loft (thickness), firmness, and material are a good match for your sleep needs. Pillows are commonly made out of memory foam, latex, down, and down alternative.
Weighted Blankets: Though the science is still inconclusive, weighted blankets are designed to help people sleep by relaxing the body through gentle pressure. Weighted blankets are typically filled with glass or plastic beads, though some models are made with a heavy knitted yard.
Comforters: A comforter is a single-piece bed covering that is available in a wide range of styles and materials. When choosing comforters, consider their breathability, weight, ease of care, and overall feel.
Duvets: A duvet is a two-piece bed cover that consists of a duvet insert and a duvet cover. Inserts are typically filled with down or down alternative, while covers are made from a wide variety of materials that vary in price, breathability, and feel.
Blankets: Blankets are one-piece bed coverings, such as quilts and coverlets, that are usually made out of a single fabric like wool or cotton. Blankets are often used as an added layer on top of comforters or duvets.
Mattress Pads: Mattress pads are thin layers of material that sit on top of your mattress to provide additional comfort or slight firmness adjustment. They also help protect your mattress from stains, dust, and other contaminants.
Mattress Protectors: Like mattress pads, mattress protectors help protect your mattress from stains and contaminants. However, they do not offer additional cushion.