Picking the right sheets is a key to better sleep

It’s easy to overlook the importance of the sheets you put on your mattress as a key to your overall sleep comfort.  They seem like an afterthought once you have gone through the process of selecting just the right mattress.  For more than 50 years, Garden City Furniture has helped customers in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area find the best sleep solutions to meet their needs…including selecting the right sheets!  Here are a few things you need to know:


1. There are 2 basic types of sheets.  Fitted sheets have sewn-in “pockets” with an elastic band that fit snug on the mattress corners.  These are used to cover the mattress.  Flat sheets have no sewn corners.  While they can also be used to cover the mattress they usually are used as the top sheet.

2. Sheet sizes are standardized to match the manufacturer specifications for mattress sizes.  Sheets for twin, full, queen and king size mattresses are easily found wherever sheets are sold.  Sizes for extra long twin and California king mattresses are also available but may be a little harder to find.  If you need these call or go online in advance.

3. There are a variety of fabrics used to make sheets.  Cotton/polyester blends are most common but you can also find flannel, jersey knit, rayon, linen, bamboo, and satin sheets.  100% cotton and cotton blends have the greatest breathability and provide comfort at a variety of temperatures.  Flannel and jersey knits add to the warmth and are best when it is cool.  Satin is the most expensive, cool to the touch and has low breathability that may cause perspiration.  Bamboo can feel less smooth but is a good choice for “green” consumers.

Thread count is an indication of quality and overall comfort.  Percale refers to closely woven fabric and the thread count measures how many individual threads run in each direction of the weave per inch of fabric.  180 percale is standard for economy sheets with more luxurious versions up to 1000 percale


Shop the latest mattress technologies and newest furniture styles and let the friendly associates at Garden City can help find the right mattress,  living room, dining room or bedroom furniture to meet your needs.  Garden City Furniture has been bringing the latest home furnishings innovations to the families of Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area since the early 50’s.   When you’re ready to begin your next furniture project, be sure to visit our showroom to get started.