Getting a great night's sleep seems like one of the hardest things to do these days. There are endless distractions (smartphones, world news, the dogs), tossing and turning, and annoying snoring partners. We all know the importance of restful sleep, but what you might not know is how much well-made bedding can make a difference.
My husband and I both toss and turn: he's always too hot, I'm always too cold. After a long discussion with my sister-and-law about our tossing and turning and our constant bickering over the temperature in our bedroom, she was quick to point us to Parachute for linen sheets and directed us to their site.
I reached out to Parachute for some trial bedding to write about here, and learned of how they specialize in artisan-crafted sheets with responsible manufacturing. In addition to the warming and cooling functions of linen, I was also drawn to linen because it's more durable than other fabrics, so we wouldn't have to worry about the dogs messing up the sheets when they sleep with us (which they always do).
After browsing their site, I decided to go for their Linen Sheet Set in the Fog color, a beautiful neutral tone that brought out the rich, dark wood in our bed frame. It was a tough choice because their other colors were equally as zen. I learned that their linen sheets are made of flax sourced across Europe, and woven into linen in Portugal, which has a long history in textile manufacturing. Linen becomes more supple with each wash, developing a soft texture all its own. Linen is a great choice for any season because of its airy and light texture.
When the package arrived at my door, I was eager to see if these much-anticipated new bedding lived up to my expectations. I unpacked the sheets and immediately got to making our bed. I loved that the pillowcases had a neat envelope back that you usually see at hotels. The fitted sheet fit nice and snug on our mattress even fitting over our mattress pad. It's usually impossible to get those things on, and they always end up slipping off my bed if they shrink in the wash. Our bed looked comfortable and inviting, but the proof was in the sleep test.
On our first night in the new and improved bed, it was like I was sleeping on a cloud! My husband didn't wake up in the middle of the night being too hot since the material was lighter and more breathable than we were used to. The sleep test was a success – up next was the wash. I was curious to see how they would hold up in the machine since my sheets normally pill or lose their softness after a few washes. To my surprise, the sheets stayed equally as soft – even got softer – and didn't look or feel wrinkled after multiple washes (super rare in my house).
Having slept on Parachute for over two months, we're totally sold – can't thank my sister-in-law enough for the recommendation! Parachute delivers top-quality bedding for a better night's sleep, guaranteed.
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