When it comes to the quality of your sleep, a fitted sheet is much more than just a piece of fabric that protects your mattress. A quality fitted sheet can make the difference between a fitful night's sleep and a restful slumber. So what makes a quality fitted sheet?

First of all, we need to talk about materials. Some of the best materials for fitted sheets are cotton, linen, silk, and tencel lyocell. Cotton is usually the cheapest material, but it is also the lowest when it comes to skin friendliness, hygiene and environmental properties. Linen is durable and has a natural cooling effect, but it can be a little rough. Silk is incredibly smooth and gentle on the skin, but it's not suitable for animal lovers because silkworms are boiled in the process of manufacture. Tencel Lyocell, also known as vegan silk, combines the advantages of the other materials: it is soft like silk (but vegan), fresh and cooling like linen and feels softer on the skin than cotton and is more hygienic.

In addition to choosing the right material, the processing is also crucial. A quality fitted sheet should be neatly sewn and well finished to ensure longevity and durability. A well-knit jersey conforms perfectly to the mattress without the need for elastane. The elastic should not be sewn on but hemmed in for better durability.

Considering we spend around 3000 hours a year on our fitted sheets, it's important that it's of high quality. A high-quality fitted sheet can turn the bed into an oasis of well-being and help you sleep well every night. So the next time you buy a fitted sheet, remember that it's not just a piece of fabric. It's the foundation of a good night's sleep.