silk sheets?? satin sheets?? flannel sheets??...

United States
October 6, 2009 10:42am CST
What kind of sheets do you prefer on your bed.... silk, satin, cotton, flannel.. ?? I was just going through some ads and saw that some sheets are on sale and I really need to get some new ones this winter...of course since it gets cold here in the Midwest... I prefer the flannel myself!! Are silk sheets as sexy as they say they are?? I have never slept on silk/satin sheets so I wouldnt know personally.... what kind do you put on your bed, what kind of sheets you prefer?? HAPPY MYLOTTING!!
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@cher913 (25859)
• Canada
6 Oct 09
well for it has only been cotton and in the cold canadian winter, flannel. i am sort of like you and wonder what the other side is like lol. i wonder what silk sheets feel like? cold i bet!
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• United States
6 Oct 09
I have a feeling they would be cold --and a few have made comments how they are slippery....I dont think we are missing anything!! thanks for the comment and have a great night!
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@Hatley (164170)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Oct 09
hi bookreaderom08 I tried satin sheets once, oh myg what a miserable night,you slip and slide, and they are cold and 'clammy. give me a high thread count percale cotton sheet'and I will sleep easy. I like my cotton sheets as they age a bit as they get so soft and comfy. I love soft feeling fabric in a sheet and cotton always gets my vote, the higher the thread count the better and more comfy the sheet. Here in Southern California flannel sheets would be too warm but in South Dakota where I was raised they were so comfy in the cold winters.
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• United States
6 Oct 09
thats pretty much what I think how they would be... in the summer having them be cold at first might not be so bad only here in Michigan it gets pretty cold at nights and I happen to prefer my flannel sheets!!
• United States
6 Oct 09
I have never use silk sheets..but I would like to try. I also live in the midwest so I just use cotton sheets. But I guess I use whatever feels good.
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• United States
6 Oct 09
same here,basically what I have and can get on sale...LOL thanks for the response and have a great day!!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
6 Oct 09
I love when I can get a good sale on some really nice sheets. I've had silk sheets before. Yeah, they look good on the bed but what a pain to sleep on. The sheets slide all over the place and usually go off the bed. Flannel sheets are nice and warm and cozy but I usually start to get too hot after laying on them for about ten minutes. My favorite sheets are just some nice 300 or 400 thread count cotton or sateen sheets. They are so comfortable and soft.
• United States
6 Oct 09
ok, you are the second to mention that they slide off the bed... ok, maybe I havent missed much!! thanks for the response and have a great day!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
6 Oct 09
It's pretty stressful when you're sheets are sliding off the bed in the middle of the night and you're trying to sleep. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who experience this.
@sender621 (14933)
• United States
7 Oct 09
I grew up on the basic cotton sheets. Since it was what I was used to, that's all that I considered putting on my beds. I was never much for the silk or satin sheets. They seemed to slippery to deal with. About five years ago, my sister-in-law introduced me to the joys of flannel sheets. They are so warm for the winter months. I even keep them on my beds noq all year round!
@rebelann (76696)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Apr
I've tried flannel sheets before but they just make me too dang hot, our winters really aren't that cold and not for that long so I don't buy them
@gmatthews (155)
• United States
7 Oct 09
It really depends on what's going to be happening in the bed. I love flannel for those chilly nights. Silk is definately sexy and feels great on the bare skin so those are reserved for the Mr. and Mrs. "fun" nights. During the summer I like cotton, because the flannel are too hot.
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@rebelann (76696)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Apr
I've heard that before about silk or satin. I'll stick with cotton though
• United States
7 Oct 09
I've never slept on silk or satin either. Just your standard sheet is fine otherwise I do prefer flannel especially here in winter; they don't feel as cold on your body like a cotton/poly would.
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@rebelann (76696)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Apr
Those cotton/poly types are so refreshing in our hot arid summers.
@mikeysmom (2091)
• United States
7 Oct 09
i like regular cotton sheets. flannel would be too hot for me and i cannot stand to be hot when i am trying to sleep. silk are just not for me and neither are satin. as long as they are clean and comfy that is all i need.
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@rebelann (76696)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Apr
good ole cotton, it's the best for bedding.
@horsesrule (1959)
• United States
7 Oct 09
I like good cotton sheets with as high a thread count as I can afford. Unfortunately that means I don't get the good ones then since no money!! If I lived in a place that got really cold (I mean with snow) then I would like the flannel sheets too but even when it gets cold here, Bakersfield California just does not get icy cold enough for me to use flannel sheets. I have never slept on silk or satin and I suspect I don't want to but since no money, I guess I won't be trying them out any time soon! LOL
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@rebelann (76696)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Apr
I prefer good ole cotton or else a blend of cotton polyester, they last long and are comfortable in this arid desert region of mine.
• United States
6 Oct 09
In the winter I prefer flannel. In the summer, even though I like satin sheets, it's better to use cotton because it breathes better. But when I do use satin sheets, I only use the fitted sheet, because the top sheet always seems to fall off.
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• United States
6 Oct 09
ok, many have said that so far that the sheets slip... I am so glad I asked this here, I never thought of that. thanks for the response and have a great day!
@weasel81 (2501)
• Australia
6 Oct 09
i've only got good quality cotton sheets, all fitted as well. i can't stand flat cause it comes off during the night. i find the cotton ones go nicely an electric blanket, even thou it's not been to cold here at the moment. i've not tried silk or satin sheets, even thou it would be nice to do so.
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• United States
6 Oct 09
it seems that we arent missing much, because the ones that have tried them have not been too happy with it... thanks for the response and have a great day!
@malamar (784)
• Canada
6 Oct 09
Hey there brmom! I like satin sheets to lie on, and satin pillows to cry on..... Oops, sorry, time warp there - LOL Good old cotton sheets are my fave's. Flannel is just toooo warm for me, I like to be slightly cool whilst I am sleeping. Even in our coldest winter nights, I do like being too warm for sleeping. Satin is horrible! First of all, I find them freezing cold and slippery. Then once they are warmed up, they are clammy and sticky, a most uncomfortable experience. I have never tried silk sheets, but I do have a couple of silk blouses. Once again, though, I find them overly warm and sticky once you have them on for a while. Take care...
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• United States
6 Oct 09
very funny!! it seems that those that have tried satin sheets have said the same thing, I dont think I am missing much then...good to know!! thanks for the response and have a great day!
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
6 Oct 09
Here in my country the weather is not as good as western ones. So,most preferably,cotton bedding are more comfortable for hot weather,and flannel when it is cold during December months till January. I never tried silk or satin,but,it is not advisable in my country not unless if the room is an air conditioned one,maybe,it is just nice.
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@jugsjugs (13038)
6 Oct 09
In the summer i like satin sheets as they are nice and cool on your skin.Where as in the winter i like the warm feeling on my skin of flannel sheets.I do find with the satin sheets that even though they are fitted sheets they still tend to slip off the bed.Happy Mylotting.
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• United States
6 Oct 09
I never thought about them slipping off... but to have both and switch them off for the seasons is not a bad idea. thanks for the response and have a great day!
• India
6 Oct 09
I have used the satin sheets, and I found them extremely comfortable. The only problem was it is quite expensive. This particular piece was a gift from my mother in law, for my marriage anniversary, and after it got torn a few year back, I am yet to replace a satin sheet. Usually we used to put some colorful cotton sheet on the bed .
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• United States
6 Oct 09
wow that was a nice gift then... I hope you are able to get some more soon. thanks for the response and have a great day!!
@kylanie (1205)
• United States
6 Oct 09
I really like the flannel sheets especially in the wintertime they seem like they keep you warm but then I am cold natured so the flannel sheets would last me all the time.
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• United States
6 Oct 09
I need to get another set this winter as we normally have always had the cotton ones, but last year I got a set that was flannel and I love them...so I want to get some more.... thanks for the response and have a great day!
@suzzy3 (8349)
7 Oct 09
I only use cotton sheets they are cool in summer and warm up quick in winter.They wash in hot water and smell so nice after they have been ironed,I do go to a lot of trouble as we spend a third of our lives in bed we might as well make it as nice as possible.
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@happy6162 (3009)
• United States
7 Oct 09
I also have never slept on silk/satin sheets either so I can not say are as sexy as people said. I use cotton sheets on my bed I have a water bed so the sheets are warm in the winter and when I turn the temperature down in the summer they are cool.
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• United States
6 Oct 09
I can not STAND silk sheets or satin either. I like flannel in the winter and cotton in the summer. I like my room cool in the winter and with flannel I can still stay warm in short gowns. I have slept in silk clothes and been in silk sheets and it was not a pleasant experience. I think I slid around more that night than I ever have :)
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@jillhill (37377)
• United States
6 Oct 09
In the winter its flannel sheets... in the summer cotton....I love how the flannel keeps you toasty when the nights are bitter.....and cotton in the summer is much cooler...never tried satin sheets.....hmmmmmmmm.....wonder if they are as slippery as they say they are!
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