Sheet Talk.

Bed sheets. The bread and butter of the bedding world. Without them, most of us would be left sleeping on a naked mattress.

Bed sheets serve many purposes. They help keep your mattress and bedding clean, provide additional warmth during colder months, and – if made with the correct fabric – wick away moisture for temperature regulation.

If I’m being honest, a top sheet’s never really been my thing. Encouraged by the idea that using one stops you from needing to wash your comforter and blankets as often, I’ve tried to conform countless times. But every morning I would find them in a scrunched up, defeated ball at my feet.

If you’ve ever been in my position, the type of sheets you’re using may be to blame. It’s important to know what options are out there when it comes to bed sheets, especially if you have allergies or a tendency to sleep hot. This blog covers three main categories you’ll encounter when in the market, as well as any potential benefits/drawbacks.

Fabrics:

Cotton – Probably the most commonly used fabric in sheet production, cotton is a classic choice for bed sheets. One of the downsides to this fabric is that it does not contain moisture-wicking properties. As a result, many manufacturers make a cotton/poly fabric blend. The polyester, a synthetic fabric, contains the moisture-wicking properties that are absent from cotton.

Flannel – Popular for the same reasons as the shirts, flannel bedsheets are soft, durable, and warm. A great option for colder months, this fabric may prove too toasty during the summer season.

Bamboo – Bamboo’s popularity in the bedding industry continues to grow due to its product sustainability, comfort, and moisture-wicking properties. The bamboo is broken down into a pulp, dried, and woven into fibers called “rayon”. Bamboo sheets are considered hypoallergenic, making them a good choice for people with allergies and/or sensitivities.

Silk – Silk is a good material for bed sheets because it is light, soft, and moisture-wicking. People enjoy silk’s luxurious, smooth feel. It tends to be a bit on the pricier side, so be aware when shopping. But it can prove a worthwhile investment.

Microfiber – Microfiber is created using synthetic poly. It’s not a natural fiber, but it does possess moisture-wicking abilities. It’s usually a less-expensive choice, and is often blended with other fibers – such as cotton – to add moisture-wicking properties, breathability, and/or to lower costs. If you are on a tight budget, consider a cotton/microfiber blend.

Weaves:

Percale Weave – Also called the plain weave, you’re probably familiar with this simple “over-under” pattern. One strand of yarn is woven over a parallel strand, immediately woven under the next, over again, and the pattern continues. This creates a durable fabric that should last quite some time.

Sateen Weave – Also referred to as a satin weave, the sateen weave is a little more complicated than the percale. The yarn is woven together with one strand extended over four parallel strands, then under one strand, then over four strands. The pattern gives the sheets a softer feel

What’s the Deal with Thread Count?

Odds are, you know that thread count plays a significant role in the comfort, quality, and price tag of sheets. Higher thread count (TC) is meant to equal high quality. This is true to an extent, and we’ll get into that. But first, do you know what it means for sheets to have a certain thread count?

Thread Count refers to the actual number of threads present in one square inch of fabric. The higher the thread count, the more threads in that square inch, and vice versa.

Based on this knowledge, it only makes sense that there is a limit to how many threads can fit into such a small area. And that number is approx. 400 TC. So why are there sheets that boast a higher TC? Are they lying?

Technically, no. If a sheet is advertised as 700 TC, most likely the manufacturer split the threads and counted each half as its own individual piece. It’s a misleading practice you need to be aware of when shopping.

However, some customers still prefer sheets with a higher thread count. Choose sheets you feel are comfortable, but be aware of what you’re paying for.

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Night & Day K-Series/P-Series

Spices Bed Rails

Dual System Headboards • Works with both K-Series and P-Series Rails •
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K-Series   P-Series
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New “Dual System Headboards”

We are in the process of changing many of our headboards to be both “K Series” and “P Series” capable. The headboards will have both sets of holes for using either way. The new headboards will be marked “Dual System Headboard” on the boxes. This process will take time for all sizes and finishes to be available and will be gradual, as the new versions come in and the old version get depleted. We are telling you now so that you can be aware of what the “Dual System Headboard” terminology means when you see it on the box or in our catalog. The list of headboards that will be switched to the new “Dual System” are listed below. Of course, you will need to order the correct rails and footboards depending on whether the customer wants “K” or “P” Series. The new “K Series” height allows for the use of the bigger bunk bed drawers and/or trundle and “K Series” footboards already have the privacy panel built in. We are also making the Folding Footboard Bench Footboard “Dual System”. If you need one of the new items to be “Dual System” (for “K Series”), you will need to specifically request it until all old versions are gone, to make sure you get the new version.

Spices Bed Rails & Accessories Compatibility

  K-Series Rails P-Series Rails
Dual-System Headboard   Matching Accessories   Matching Accessories
Blackpepper Bed Dual-System tick
  • K-Series Basic Footboard
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
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  • P-Series Basic Footboard
  • Footboard Panel
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
Chameleon Bed Dual-System
Nutmeg Bed Dual-System
Rosemary Dual-System
Solstice Bed Dual-System
Tamarind Bed Dual-System
Folding Footboard Bench Dual-System Footboard tick
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
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  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
 
  K-Series Rails P-Series Rails
Other Spices Headboards   Matching Accessories   Matching Accessories
Basic Footboard (P-Series) To form a Basic Bed cross   tick
  • Footboard Panel
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
Coriander Bed cross   tick
  • P-Series Basic Footboard
  • Footboard Panel
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
Saffron Bed
Thyme Bed
Laurel Bed cross   tick
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
K-Series Basic Footboard To form a Basic Bed tick
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
cross  
Jasmine Bed tick
  • K-Series Basic Footboard
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
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Sandpiper Bed
Vanilla Bed
Ginger Captain’s Bed tick
  • Rolling Bucket Drawers
  • Captain’s Trundle Bed
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Carmel Bed cross Note: Carmel Bed has its own matching rails.

  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
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