If you’re investing in a luxury Dunlopillo mattress to sleep on, then make sure you invest in the best bedding to put on top. Below are tips to help you select the bedding that works best for you and your Dunlopillo mattress.
What Fabric Should I Choose?
It may not surprise you that the best bedding for sleep depends greatly on you and your specific needs. However, there are a few main factors you should remember when purchasing bedding for your Dunlopillo mattress.
Dunlopillo latex has a unique open cell structure which promotes constant air circulation; therefore it is vital to use breathable bedding.
Fabrics made from natural materials such as cotton, silk and linen are the most breathable and will wick away perspiration, keeping you cool and dry, versus synthetic fabrics which don’t allow ventilation.
The best quality cotton sheets are made from Egyptian cotton which has an extremely soft and luxurious feel. Of course silk sheets regulate temperature well and feel great on the skin, but often come with a high price tag. Linen breathes well and has a natural cooling effect, but be careful because it wrinkles very easily.
Should I Rotate Bedding Between Seasons?
In summer we want the lightest most breathable bedding we can find and in winter it’s all about the snug-factor. Finding sheets that do both can be tricky, unless you really know what you’re looking for.
We recommend when purchasing bedding that you aim for bedding that ensures a generally cool environment, which promotes longer and better sleep. Therefore we suggest breathable, premium quality natural fibres that can be used all year round. Cotton and linen for example are both breathable natural fibres which will allow your body to naturally regulate it’s temperature, keeping you cooler in summer and warmer in winter months.
We also recommend choosing light coloured sheets that reflect rather than absorb the light that comes in through your bedroom windows during the day, so it feels cooler against your skin.
Is a Higher Thread Count Better for Sheets?
The higher the thread count, the tighter the weave. However, only so many threads can possibly fit in one space. Once you start looking at high thread count sheets boasting 1,000 or higher, you should understand that they are probably just weaving two fabrics together at once.
A higher thread count should generally feel more luxurious, dense and soft. Yet the quality of the yarn is also very important in the feel of the product, so thread count alone does not always tell the whole story. We’d recommend opting for a 400 thread count or more, but would always recommend to feel the fabric first, as this is the best test to how they will feel against your skin all night long.
Do I need a mattress protector?
The Dunlopillo mattress covers are treated with Actipro; a natural probiotic technology to eliminate allergens, dust mites and odours to help maintain a clean, fresh and healthy environment. These covers are not designed to be removed, therefore if you suffer from night sweats or simply want an extra protective layer under your bedding which can be easily washed, then we recommend you to use a mattress protector.
The same as when it comes to sheets, it important to use a breathable mattress protector that allows air to flow in and around your Dunlopillo mattress otherwise the latex can start to sweat and breakdown. Many waterproof mattress protectors use a plastic lining which reduces air circulation so we advise to avoid waterproof mattress protectors unless they specifically state they are made from a breathable fabric.
A cotton or cotton blend mattress protector which can be found in most retail home stores would be best and if you are unsure, it’s best to ask a member or staff to recommend their most breathable options.
Like you, your bedding preferences are one-of-a-kind so do try to touch and feel the fabrics in store first where possible to make sure you make your selection based on what feels best for you, for your best sleep possible.