Sheex Bedding

Maxwell’s Daily Find 05.21.13

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Sheex Bedding

• from $199
Bed Bath & Beyond

Ok, I had my doubts. I am a natural fiber guy. For the past few weeks, I've been sleeping on Sheex, a "performance fabric" turned into sheets AND.... they're sorta great. Once washed, they're silky soft, cool, snuggly and cozy, totally like a natural fiber. I recommend giving them a spin.

What are they made of? "Performance Fabric" means that they're made of poly based fabrics of the same type used in Nike, Under Armour and Adidas sportswear. You know those stretchy shorts you love to run in? Well, here there are as sheets. Invented to two women's basketball coaches in 2007, the idea was simple, if it feels good and regulates temperature better than cotton, why wouldn't it make better bedding?

This is what they say: "Temperature and sleep quality are closely related. The human body experiences a slight drop in body temperature right before falling to sleep. Traditional sheets trap heat and can disrupt sleep. SHEEX performance fabric breathes better, allowing your body to do its job naturally.

Testing conducted at the North Carolina State University Center for Research on Textile Protection and Comfort demonstrates that SHEEX performance bedding holds a proven advantage over cotton in enabling and maintaining optimum conditions for sleep.

Sleeping better and longer has been shown to lead to improvements in important areas such as heart rate, mood, weight loss, energy levels and even athletic performance. A commitment to improving your sleep quality is about more than just sleep itself – it's a commitment to improving your overall health and wellness so you can perform at your peak each and every day."

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.

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