The Truth About Sleeping in Linen in Winter
No one would argue against the fact that linen and summer go hand-in-hand—there’s nothing more effective than linen threads for surviving the sweltering days and nights (aside from air conditioning, obviously). We know we're not the only ones who opt for wearing and sleeping in linen almost exclusively to help manage the super-sunny climate, but what to do with all things linen once winter rolls around? While you might pack away your lightweight linen dresses in favour of knits and denim, it turns out there's no need to stash your linen bedding in favour of something else. Linen is great at creating a comfortable and cosy bed year-round. Yep, even in the middle of winter. Keep reading for all the reasons why linen bedding comes out on top even when it's chilly outside.
1. It has built-in climate control
During winter most of us layer quilts and blankets on our beds until we emulate a human burrito. But have you ever woken up clammy in the middle of the night courtesy of all those layers? Keeping toasty needn't mean ending up covered in sweat—and this is where linen comes in. Linen is an extremely breathable fabric, making it great for both top and bottom sheets. By throwing a doona or blanket on top you'll stay snug but perspiration-free. It’s all down to the fibres, which are longer than cotton and therefore create a looser weave within the fabric. Linen is also better at absorbing moisture (20% more in fact). It is very good at naturally regulating body temperature, great news for anyone who gets really hot or cold at night too.
2. It’s eco-friendly
For the growing group of people concerned with making considered purchases, it's good to know you can rely on linen. The flax plant, from which linen is made, is able to grow and thrive without the use of excessive pesticides and irrigation. This means that overall linen is rather green compared to other manchesters. It's also biodegradable, recyclable, and sustainable—what more could you want? As an added bonus, the entire Bed Threads bedding range is 100% carbon neutral and OEKO-TEX 100 certified. We also use reusable flax bags as packaging to keeping your purchase free from unnecessary plastic.
3. It’s super-soft
Rather like a fine wine, linen sheets get better with age. The fabric softens with each wash making it more comfortable as days roll by. Why exactly? Well, it’s all down to linen's moisture absorption qualities which grow with each laundry cycle (which is why it’s often something passed down through the generations). This is great news for those who like to create a nest for themselves to sleep in once winter’s cooler temperatures arrive. The perfect layering tool, linen bedding can be layered on top of pretty much anything without ever feeling heavy or stiff to the touch. Prepare to snuggle.
Still interested? Read about the benefits of sleeping in 100% flax linen.