As registry experts, we’re here to answer all your burning questions about sheets and pillows (aka the unsung heroes of your bed). Check out below for bedding-related FAQs we hear from Zola couples all the time.
Q: I’m a side sleeper. What’s the best pillow for me?
Q: What about hypoallergenic pillows?
A: Go for down alternative, which is feather-free, plus cheaper and a tad plusher than down. Look for certifications like AAFA (Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America) for the allergy-free seal of approval.
Q: Fill power: what is it?
A: The amount of space that 1 ounce of down occupies. The higher the fill power, the plusher the feel.
Q: How much should I care about thread count?
A: Not a ton. What actually makes high quality sheeting is the cotton type (long staple is super durable), the weave (we love crisp percale and silky sateen), and the finishing technique (varies across factories, is usually top-secret),
Q: How many sheet sets do I actually need ?
Q: Do I need to use a flat sheet?
A: Totally your call. The European way to make a bed is sans flat sheet, which means easier bed making. The American way? Flat sheet on top of fitted, which protects blankets from wear and tear.