When it comes to those with sensory sensitivities, it can be hard selecting appropriate sheets. It goes beyond just preferring a particular feel or fabric.
Those suffering from sensory sensitivities may feel overstimulated or understimulated by the information their senses process. Too much or too little stimulation can lead to emotional distress. For example, some may try to avoid bright colors because it hurts their eyes, or the feel of a certain material can make them feel physically or mentally uncomfortable. Sometimes, normal and size-appropriate clothes can feel scratchy or tight, especially for children. They may require certain textiles or brands of clothes, and labels are printed into the clothing instead of on tags.
Some sheets can seem too loud, bright, or scratchy, causing sufferers to lose or not sleep well. For those with sensory processing sensitivities, sheets can make or break a good night’s sleep.
Thomas Lee uses long-staple cotton for our percale, which creates a smooth, crisp-feeling sheet. They wash beautifully and hold up well to regular wear and tear. Thomas Lee’s percale sheets start soft and get softer with every wash. Yet, despite softness, these sheets are not the “too soft” texture many people with sensory processing issues tend to dislike. They also come in white and ivory so that the senses and decision-making capabilities aren’t overloaded.
Cool sleeping is important as sensitive individuals tend to sleep hot or dislike the feel of warmer textiles such as wool or flannel. The breathable percale weave and long-staple cotton used to make Thomas Lee’s percale make for a cool, comfortable sleeping experience. Percale is also resistant to pilling, which is beneficial for those who are distracted by the look of pilling or who don’t like fabrics that stick to their pajamas.
Why Thomas Lee?
Investing in quality sheets pays off in the long run, especially for those with sensory processing issues that affect their sleep quality.
Thomas Lee offers only the highest quality, socially and ecologically friendly bedding. The company founders’ goal was to create the perfect sheet for the best night’s sleep, and their ethos lends itself well to those who struggle to find comfortable sheets.
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