What is bed linen?
Bed linen refers to sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers. The sheets may be fitted sheets or flat sheets – these can be used as a mattress covering or to sleep under. Although bed linen is so-called, it isn’t always made from linen. Bed linen is more typically made from cotton, although linen, silk, hemp and other fabric blends are also popular. Duvets, pillows, mattress toppers, bedspreads and throws are not considered to be bed linen.
What are the most comfortable bed sheets?
Few people will be able to agree on the most comfortable bed sheets and that’s because everyone likes something different. Bed sheets made with natural fibres tend to be more comfortable because they are breathable which allows you to sleep comfortably without overheating at night. Our bed linen buying guide explains more about the different kinds of bed sheets available.