Thread Counts Explained
Remember when the only thing most people did when they went to sleep was to count sheep?
Well, these days, some are counting something else — thread count; the amount of threads per square inch in the fabric.
Macy’s personal shopper, Jennifer Horan, says her store sells all kinds of sheets. Their highest thread count is 900. “Look for your best thread count and a touch that feels really soft for you,” she said.
It’s roughly estimated that we spend a third of our lives sleeping. So it stands to reason that it’s really a good idea to invest in quality bed linen to make the time we are in slumber as comfortable and as luxurious as possible. But what makes a higher thread count sheet better than the rest? Here we outline how thread counts work and what to look for when purchasing your sheets.
What is thread count?
The thread count is the number of threads within one square inch, running vertically and horizontally. The thinking behind the higher the thread count, the better quality sleep you’ll have, stems from the fact that higher thread count sheets tend to be much softer and feel nicer to touch.