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Egyptian Cotton Sheets – Buying Advice

Sometimes shopping for a new sheet set can seem overwhelming. There are a thousand choices and a thousand different brands to choose from. How do you know what is best for you? If you are looking for quality and durability, then Egyptian cotton sheets are probably your best bet. Here is some information and advice on buying Egyptian cotton sheets.

Thread Count and Durability

Egyptian cotton sheets are made from some of the best cotton plants on the planet. The strands are long and durable and can be spun into incredibly soft fibers. In this way, Egyptian cotton can be turned into some of the best sheets on the market. Because the strands are so thin and easy to work with, they can be made into higher thread count sheets. The higher the thread count, the better quality the sheet is and the softer it will feel. For a standard sheet set, 300 is a good number, but when you are dealing with Egyptian cotton sheets, you really want to aim for around 1000. Some Egyptian cotton sheets can get as high as 2000, but the investment might not be worth it. Shoot for around 1000 and you will be happy with your choice.

Because the thread count on these sheets is that much higher, it also means that the threads are woven together more tightly. This ability to weave the sheets tightly makes for an extremely durable sheet. You will not have to replace them very often.

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Price
The price tag on Egyptian cotton sheets will be higher than regular cotton sheets. But, because Egyptian cotton is of higher quality and the sheets are woven together more tightly and at a higher thread count, they will last that much longer. You are also paying for the transportation of the special Egyptian cotton. Many regions in Northern Africa produce this type of cotton, including Egypt, but they have to pay to ship it over to the US and other countries throughout the world. That costs money and that extra charge will inevitably be passed onto you.

Top your bed off with a memory foam mattress topper and some Egyptian cotton sheets and you will feel like you are sleeping on a cloud in a five star hotel!

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