Many people think the only thing to look at when you're buying sheets is thread count. It can let you know how durable the sheets are, but increasingly new technology has allowed high thread count sheets made from low quality materials. Meaning the high thread count sheets you thought would last forever, might not even last year.
Instead of looking exclusively at thread count, rely more on the type of fabric the sheets are made to indicate the quality of the sheets. Here are the fabrics you should look for:
Cotton comes in many forms and varieties. For the most durable and the softest sheet, look for Egyptian cotton. It is thicker than traditional cotton, which means the thread count does not have to be as high for you to gain all of the benefits. Pima cotton, also known as Supima cotton, is the second best option. It has a longer cotton fiber than traditional cotton.
Linen helps regulate your body temperature, helping to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It can also absorb 20% more moisture than cotton before feeling wet, so you'll never wake up in a sweat. Plus, it becomes softer with every wash, so it only gets better with time.