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Spring is here !

so how are you sleeping!

by H. Linens on 17-02-2022

Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote a lot about Spring but in Household Linens we're more concerned with the changing of the seasons insofar as it affects our sleep pattern and less so about "a young man's fancy" !  For anyone who drives up the Airport Road in Cork, the trip is made much brighter by the sight of thosands of daffodils as they come in to bloom between now and the end of March. If the days are longer and the nights are (generally) milder, now may be the right time to think about changing your duvet or your sheets.

Brushed cotton sheets (or flannelette as they used to be known) are still popular, especially if you live in an older house that may not have a high BER rating. We have more stock coming from "Vantona" next week so still time to enjoy those up until Easter. You may also be using a duvet with a high tog rating such as a 13.5 or even a 10.5 However, if you find yourself tossing and turning a lot then the chances are that you’re over-heating and that’s why you can’t settle down. This is particularly true for women who may be going through the menopause so consider using a lighter 7.0 tog duvet. The “All-Seasons” duvets we sell are the perfect solution… A 4.5 tog combines with a 9.0 tog for the winter or simply choose one option as the weather changes.

You might also consider switching to pure cotton sheets and duvet covers… These feel absolutely beautiful to sleep in and there’s nothing nicer than slipping in to cool, clean sheets at night! If you like that silky feeling you can go for a higher thread count such as the “Bianca” 400tc or the “Sheridan” 500tc.

Some people don’t like cotton sheets because they do wrinkle, some more than others, but a happy compromise is a ‘cotton rich’ sheet… These are usually 67% cotton and 33% polyester so you get all the benefits of a cotton sheet with the easy-care properties of a ‘regular’ polyester & cotton sheet. Have a look at the “Belledorm” 500tc sheets or the lovely “Grosvenor” 1,000tc. duvet covers. Of course, our famous "Helena Springfield" sheets are perfect for those with a busy lifestyle and they come in a standard 28cm. depth or a more generous 36cm. depth if you have a deeper orthopaedic mattress. As a rule of thumb, we advise that you measure your mattress and add 2" (5cm.). e.g. if your mattress is 10" deep - you need a 12" fitted sheet and so on...

In even better news, our Spring Sale is in full swing and we are offering a minimum of 10% off all duvets & pillows with 10% & 20% off our sheets :)

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our website then please do give us a ring. We are currently open from Monday to Saturday between 9a.m. & 5p.m. but if you send us a text or message us on WhattsApp we will certainly come back to you. Our mobile no. is 085-8505825 or the landline no. is 021-4277360. We're here to help!