Five Benefits of Cotton You May Not Know

“All natural,” “organic,” and “chemical-free” are terms we’ve all become very familiar with. As we learn more about what goes into the food we eat and products we use, we’re much more likely to associate ourselves with anything described this way.

Cotton is making a comeback—although it’s really always been there, waiting for some appreciation. Goodbye man-made materials, cotton is quickly becoming everyone’s favorite. Since you’ll be getting so cozy with cotton, here’s a few things you may not have known already about it.

Get Comfy With Cotton

To many, cotton means ultimate breathability. Because cotton isn’t an oil-based synthetic fabric like polyester, you won’t get overheated in the middle of the night. Surprisingly, can absorb up to one fifth of its weight in water before it actually feels damp. To stay as cool as possible (and therefore comfortable) try sleeping on cotton sheets and wearing cotton pajamas. Cotton absorbs moisture from your body, which evaporates, allowing your body to breathe like it should do naturally.  

Stay Warm (or Cool Off) With Cotton

Cotton clothing can play a dual role: Protect you from the heat of the summer and cold in the winter. Since cotton’s many fibers trap air between you and the cotton, that layer of air can either warm up and keep you toasty, or flow freely to keep you cool. A mattress made with natural cotton will act in the same manner—keeping you comfortable no matter the season.

Cotton Care is a No Brainer

Cotton is easier to wash and care for than other fabrics, adding to the list of reasons we love it. To make it even better, cotton doesn’t retain odors like oil-based fabrics, so don’t stress if you forget to wash your favorite shirt. This also means a mattress with cotton and cotton bedding will keep your bedroom fresher longer. So let your washing machine do your dirty work and enjoy the money you’ll save on dry cleaning.

Cotton is Naturally Hypoallergenic

While you were already thinking cotton couldn’t get better, surprise, it’s great for those of us with allergies and sensitive skin. Cotton definitely brings it to the “all natural” game—with nothing to worry about here.

Cotton Can Stand the Test of Time

Now that you’re convinced that the only material you’ll ever use is cotton, it’s good to know how durable it is. While discussing the many great qualities of cotton, it’s important to call out how strong it truly is. It’s strength means it won’t disintegrate in the washing machine, it won’t easily tear when wet, and can handle hot water and static without issue. What more could you need?