When it comes to the most comfortable sheets, thread count isn’t as important as you may think. These bed sheets prove it.

By Lauren Phillips
July 26, 2018
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You want the most comfortable bed sheets, but here’s the thing: It's not about finding a set with the highest thread count. That’s right—thread count isn't that important when it comes to how comfortable (and soft) your sheets are. “Look for the terms ‘long-staple cotton’ or ‘extra-long-staple cotton’ in the description instead,” Crane & Canopy CEO and founder Karin Sun has told Real Simple. “These long fibers are turned into the finer threads that indicate quality.” 

You should consider other factors, too, including the finish and any dyes used. If you haven't found the most comfortable sheets yet, try these alternative bed sheet sets that forgo traditional cotton in favor of other bedding fibers. Who knows, one may be the key to a better night’s sleep for you, too.

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