Will Linen Sheets Keep You Warm in Winter?

We all know linen sheets are perfect for keeping you cool during those warm summer months - it's light, breathable and perfect for sweaty sleepers.

But what do you 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 away your linen bedding until summer rolls around again. 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.

3 biggest reasons why linen sheets will keep you warm in winter

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 doesn'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 per cent more, in fact). It's 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 per cent 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

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.

Unfortunately, there are many dupes on the market, which you need to be wary of. Here's how to tell if you're buying 100% real flax linen.

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