We Malaysians live in a tropical paradise where our temperature averaged 27.2 degrees Celsius over the past 61 years. The ideal temperature for sleep is 18.3 degrees Celsius, so we’ve always needed to find ways to cool the body down to get better sleep.
A great way to do this is by finding the right sheets that can do that for you.
The top things you should look for when shopping for sheets for this Malaysian climate are
Based on those two factors, here are the top 5 bedsheet materials that we found to be the best for Malaysian weather:
#1: Silk 🥇 - The best cooling material for bedsheets
#2: Bamboo Sateen
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Silk is one of the most coveted fabrics on the planet due to how luxuriously soft, cool, and comfortable it is.
As much as we like it, we just are unable to spend that amount on a set of sheets!
However, we’ll give credit where credit's due, and silk is honestly #1 for the best bed sheet material.
We loved how silk feels, and we wanted our sheets to feel like (and have the great qualities) of silk satin.
The way our Bamboo Sateen sheets are weaved gives it a finish that's very similar to silk satin's. We can safely say that it's the next best thing to real silk sheets!
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Linen sheets are something that you buy once to last you for the rest of your life. If you take care of them well, they can even be passed down to your children and grandchildren.
Photo credit: Tencel.com
Tencel is a brand that produces fabric made from eucalyptus tree wood pulp.
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No good bedsheet list is complete without good ol’ cotton in it. The star of the show for the ongoing "does thread count matter?" debate, we can't deny that cotton sheets are a good and safe (albeit traditional) choice for bedsheets in places with a tropical climate.
There are other better fabrics out there in the bedding industry nowadays. Cotton is an old and traditional fabric, and technological advancement in the 21st century brought forth advancements in the textiles and fabrics industry too.
There are simply better fabrics out there that do everything cotton promises to do, just in a more efficient way.
These why we recommend these materials, but we always encourage you, the shoppers, to do more research on what your needs are, and what material best meets those needs.
Some criteria to think about:
This list is just an example. When making your own list, be sure to include you and your sleep partner's unique needs.
Then, when you're ready to shop for your new bedsheets, simply make sure that the sheets you're going to buy tick off most of the boxes!
We're glad to flex that our Joey Bedsheet Set ticks off all the boxes in the list above. It's made of CloudBamboo™️ (our special blend of Bamboo Sateen) so it's soft, buttery, extremely comfortable, and perfect for our hot and humid Malaysian climate!