What is a Microfiber Bedding? Pros and Cons Explained:

Let’s not waste time. I’ll be quick and use easy language. Let me start with the question:

What is microfiber bedding?

Microfiber is man-made. When we think of microfiber, the thing that pops into our minds is a cleaning fabric. That is true, it cleans surfaces better than anything.

But lately, it has become a popular bedding material.

Why is that?

Microfiber Pros:

  • It’s very good for hot-sleepers. It means that if you sweat a lot, you stay pretty dry during sleep.
  • Microfiber is durable. If you don’t want to purchase beddings every year, microfiber comes to save the day. Washing doesn’t deteriorate or pill the microfiber material as much as cotton does. So it’s useful for hotels, for example.
  • Microfiber is cheap. On top of being durable, it’s easily mass-produced. That means that the cost is significantly lowered. The cheapest microfiber is cheaper than the cheapest cotton. But there are premium versions of microfiber as well.
  • Very soft and lightweight. We all know that feeling when we touch microfiber for the first time. It’s as if you took a kitten into your arms.
  • Microfiber doesn’t really leave many wrinkles. It’s not that important for us, but it does have nice aesthetics. If someone were to visit you, you wouldn’t have to worry about your bed looking like a mess.
  • Microfiber is skin-friendly. Many of us are allergic to certain materials, and microfiber is super friendly to sensitive skin. Some of us don’t even know that we are allergic, and spend half of the time sleeping on an allergy-inducing material. If you have continuing problems with your skin, try out a microfiber pillowcase.

Microfiber Cons:

  • Microfiber traps heat. Since it is made of synthetic material, it, unfortunately, doesn’t let a lot of heat through. It can be a good thing if you live in a colder climate, but most of us prefer cold. There is a reason people search for cold pillows.
  • It tends to absorb moisture. That means you may stay dry during lots of sweating, but the material itself will be moist.
  • Leaves stains. That is the aftereffect of being so friendly to moisture. If you were to spill something, or you just sweat a lot, microfiber material will definitely take that liquid and show it.
  • Staticky. It may be more of a problem for women, as their long hair will be like a healthy tree if they rub their heads against the material a lot. That is more for pillow bedding cases.
  • Not that environmentally healthy. After all, microfiber is man-made. Compared to other alternatives, microfiber doesn’t leave a better footprint on our world.
  • Hard to remove stains on certain microfiber beddings. If it’s waffle weaved, it absorbs moisture and it can get a bit difficult to remove stains.

Conclusion

Do I recommend it to adults and children? For bedding, it depends on certain factors:

  • Do you or your child have any skin allergies?
  • Do you or your child prefer warmth to sleep?
  • Does the child wet the bed, or do you sweat a lot?

If you answered ‘yes’ to most questions, I believe it is for your child. Then you may try out microfiber.

For adults, I can imagine that most answers will be ‘no’. If that’s the case, go with 100% cotton. It has more benefits compared to microfiber, and you’ll sleep better!

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