In 2021, people spent more than $87 billion on new bedding worldwide. According to statistics, 2 out of 3 Americans still use a flat sheet, with Gen Z being the most likely to ditch it. On average, Americans use 3 pillows each, with most choosing a comforter or blanket. Changing sheets is a common issue among Americans, with 32% of them washing their sheets once a week, while many wait far longer. Many Americans don’t believe in the expert recommendations on changing bedding, with 53% of them not following the expert advice. People who change their sheets more often tend to get better sleep.
Choosing the right sheets also plays a crucial role in getting a good night’s sleep. Cotton sheets are the most popular choice, with Egyptian cotton, Pima and Supima being the most sought after. Different weaves such as Percale, Sateen and Twill also play a role in the comfort and durability of the sheets. If you notice yellowing, tearing, or holes, seams splitting or fraying, or changes in your sleep quality, it may be time to change your sheets. When choosing new sheets, consider material, staple length, weave, and other factors to find the perfect set for your needs and preferences.