When you think about your abode, the first that pops into your mind would probably be the comfy bed. Many would think that the living room, or the work desk is the most important part of a home. Truth is, the bedroom is the most crucial space in a home as it is where you end the day recharging.
Over time, a good quality sleep is getting harder to come by. There are many factors that could lead to this, for example, stress, temperature, brightness levels and humidity. Not to mention the bed itself plays an important role in whether you are getting the good z’s.
It is often said that thread counts are one thing to factor in when choosing the right bedsheet, the other thing is the material of your bedsheet. Advertisers and companies always said that the higher the thread count, the better the sheets, but this is not always the case.
According to GAIAS, a local bedsheet manufacturer based in Johor Bahru, the ideal thread count is between 300 to 500, regardless of the material. That is the perfect balance between structural integrity and soft comfort, it’s a marker of really good sheets — the kind that feels well-worn and cosy even after years of washing.
Sheets in Malaysia are mostly made of cotton and linen as it is not only affordable, but it is also suitable for our warm climate. However, GAIAS have come up with a new eco-friendly alternative, Tencel, that is steadily gaining popularity among the bedscaping experts and bedsheets manufacturers alike.
Tencel is a type of lyocell or rayon. It is ultra-soft and light to the touch. Plus, it is great at absorbing moisture, giving you a cooler sleep regardless of the weather. Tencel is sourced from wood pulp of renewable eucalyptus trees through a closed-loop, low-waste process, making it a sustainable creation.
It has all the softness and airiness one would expect from bedsheets, but also siphons away moisture and prevents matter build-up on your sheets over time — making it the perfect material for those with sensitive skin.
So, why pay more when you can get luxury at an affordable price? Head on over to GAIAS to learn more.