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Sleep expert Olivia Arezzolo reveals the best type of sheets for a good night’s sleep

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A sleep expert has revealed what the best sheets are for a good night’s sleep and the bedding set she swears by every night.

Olivia Arezzolo, from Sydney, said the right type of sheets for you depends on a lot of things, including your general body temperature, your skin type and even your age.

‘Your sheets are so important,’ Olivia told FEMAIL.

‘Having a natural fibre is key, because it’s breathable and it reduces overheating.’

So what is the ideal bedding for you?

The first bedding type that Olivia took a look at is the most conventional type that many of us sleep on: cotton sheets.

‘Cotton is good because it is a natural fibre, it can absorb moisture, it’s hypoallergenic, durable and easy to wash,’ Olivia explained.

‘Therefore, it’s a great choice for busy mums and dads who have lots of washing to do and need something that will work hard for your money.’

The other perk of cotton is that there are many different weaves, meaning it’s very versatile.

These include percale (feels crisp), sateen (feels soft), flannel and herringbone (feels cosy). 

If you’re looking for good quality cotton bedding, Olivia said the best thing to keep an eye out for is the Organic and Fairtrade Certificates.

She also recommends you try to go for sustainable brands, as they often use high thread counts and really care about what they put into their products.

Linen has become increasingly popular in recent years, as people turn to natural fibres and opt for a more rustic look in their homes. 

And Olivia said it’s a great choice if you’re a hot sleeper or have a holiday home in a warm climate.

‘The texture is different, which is preferred by some individuals,’ Olivia said.

‘Linen is also super lightweight, it absorbs moisture well and it’s also very breathable.’

For this reason, people often opt for it when they have holiday homes in warm climates.

But it’s not just hot sleepers who benefit from sleeping between linen, but also cold sleepers – as linen is a natural temperature regulator.

This means it works to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

‘Linen is the ultimate trans-seasonal bedding, which explains its growth in popularity over the last few years, especially in Australia,’ Olivia said.

If you are hot or menopausal, Olivia said bamboo is a great choice, because it absorbs 40 per cent more moisture than cotton.

‘This could be best for you if you’re going through the menopause or any health condition that leaves you a sweaty mess in the evening,’ Olivia said. 

Bamboo is also good if you like a luxurious bed, as it has a soft, silky feel. 

One of the most popular bamboo sheet ranges is the Australian brand Ettitude, which boasts Gwyneth Paltrow as a fan. 

The sleep expert finally shared her favourite sheet set, which is from White Terry Home.

Prices start from around $100 for sheets, and they come in several colours including white, blush and charcoal gray. 

‘I love them, because they feel amazing,’ Olivia said.

‘They are sateen, organic, 400 thread count and Global Organic Textile Standard. 

‘I feel like a queen sleeping in them.’


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