I thought they’d be soft and cuddly….

I’m hoping not but I’m wondering if a recent purchase may not turn out to be the bargain I thought it would.

The change to really cold nights had us feeling a bit jaded in bed, it’s been comfortably warm but not cosy …..something needed to be done about it.  I suppose as we get older and things don’t work so well we must accept a helping hand to get the desired effect.  So after seeing a product on special last week I popped into the shop hoping it would solve our problem..

Eager to please I set to straight away and sorted things out ready for the first trial run – trouble was it fell short of our expectations and left us feeling rather uncomfortable.

Now I knew there was a difference (as described) between brushed cotton and flannelette ……one side being treated as opposed to two…….but didn’t realise how different it would feel.  What I bought didn’t have that soft cosy feel I remembered from years ago – of course manufacturers have changed, even though the raw product is the same the end result often isn’t.

So I must say our first foray into brushed cotton sheets…….as opposed to flannelette ………has not been as warming as I hoped it would.

Yes, they were washed before use but felt very firm and almost ‘cool’ to touch.  I know I’m being picky when I say there was no give in them  I like my sheets to mould themselves round my body, these didn’t.  They just sort of laid flat over us, the more I tried to gather them round me the more they resisted And it was a riot trying to turn over…..the brushed fabric didn’t allow you to move, our nightclothes kept ‘sticking’ to the sheets so we had to sit up and make a physical effort to turn to the other side.

All I can say about the pillow cases is that they crackled……sounds silly but that’s the only way I could describe the noise I heard as I lay there trying to get to sleep. I’ve never ever noticed any rustling noises in or around my pillows …….’cept for this past week , each time I moved my head there it was again……of course it didn’t bother The Golfer (he’d sleep….and snore through anything) so in the end one night I got up and changed the slips to some of my nice soft well worn (quiet) cotton ones.

We gave them a good trial run, it’s back to our usual ones this evening- here’s hoping for a good nights sleep.  They might go back on again next week but if not I’m sure my soft and cuddly need will be met by my bedmate- if not I’ll nip down to Spotlight for some ‘proper’  flannelette sheets 😊😊

 

10 thoughts on “I thought they’d be soft and cuddly….

  1. Who knew! I love flannelette sheets in the winter, we have summer and winter bedding. Summer here now, and it is cotton percale sheets for the next few months.

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  2. What a shame you can’t try before you buy! I am very sensitive to what I sleep on especially with pillows. This week has been cold and damp here although it is our summer and I resorted to our flannelette duvet cover.

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  3. Visiting a friend in Europe in winter…she had flanelette sheets…sheer bliss.
    Here we would just cook….goodness only knows how people cope who buy the polyester sheets on sale here…

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  4. I’ve not used flannelette sheet for years and years. I keep thinking I should purchase some, but haven’t yet gotten around to do so. I’ll make sure I stay away from those you’ve described above. Thanks for the head’s up! 🙂

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  5. They really don’t make things like they used to. I find in our RV we use an electric blanket and that is comfortable because you can set it on whatever setting but our apartment is so warm even in winter I use nothing but cotton but that is just me. I can’t sleep if it is too hot or too cold. I guess it is hard to find a comfortable sheet and I can’t stand if I can’t turn because of bedding being tucked in too tight.

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  6. that’s great to hear, in a funny sort of way, because I’m considering getting some more cosy sheets for my bed…particularly since recently I discovered I can’t have too many blankets and have had to revamp exactly what is on the top.

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