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PollyPaintsFlowers · 27/09/2022 11:54

What are people's general thoughts on fleece bedding? Am I being unreasonable thinking it's going to lead to eight hours of inhaling dust and plastic fibres?

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dandelionthistle · 10/10/2022 13:57

It sounds sweaty to me. Another vote for brushed cotton here!

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GasPanic · 10/10/2022 14:02

How do you wash this stuff ?

For me a quilt with a cotton cover. If I want more warmth its blankets over the top of that. Washing the quilt cover and sheets is fine. They are thin don't hold much water and dry pretty quickly.

But washing a fleece cover in winter must be a nightmare to get dry or spend forever in the tumble dryer.

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LoobyDop · 10/10/2022 14:03

Many years ago I briefly dated a guy who had a fleece blanket on his bed over (instead of? 🤮) a bottom sheet. It really turned my stomach and was definitely a contributing factor to it being a very brief relationship. Sweaty ugh. I like my bedding fresh.

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Doggiedoodoos · 10/10/2022 14:05

NOt to be TMI about it but I loved mine when single but had to get rid of it when I met someone as it caused 'burns' on our knees and elbows etc.

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Ringmaster27 · 10/10/2022 14:06

I love it!
I got some for my bed last year, then got some for the kids a couple of weeks ago as I’m trying to hold off putting the heating on as long as i can. It’s so warm!

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Wafflesnsniffles · 10/10/2022 14:12

Brokendaughter · 27/09/2022 13:12
I buy a new cheap fleece sheet every year for each bed.

Thats so wasteful. New every year and then just throwing them away. Please investigate a more sustainable option. Ive had my duvet covers and sheets for years (eight?) and wont need to replace them for years yet either.

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Cam22 · 10/10/2022 14:40

Unhygienic.

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Sleepyquest · 10/10/2022 14:47

You need to spend the money and buy a good quality one. I bought one from dunelm and hated it, it stuck to my skin and was horrid. Then bought one from M&S which is amazing and so cosy

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Emmelina · 10/10/2022 14:50

I tried and got far too sweaty. Brushed cotton OTOH, is lovely!

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GasPanic · 10/10/2022 14:02

How do you wash this stuff ?

For me a quilt with a cotton cover. If I want more warmth its blankets over the top of that. Washing the quilt cover and sheets is fine. They are thin don't hold much water and dry pretty quickly.

But washing a fleece cover in winter must be a nightmare to get dry or spend forever in the tumble dryer.

Would it though? Fleece pyjamas dry really quickly.

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OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow · 10/10/2022 15:18

Ugh, all the snaggy bits on my feet and fingers catching. All I can think of is 70s brushed nylon sheets.

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VeridicalVagabond · 10/10/2022 15:20

I'd literally rather be dead, I sleep with a summer duvet and windows open all year round even in the dead of winter, my DH is like a furnace. I'd sweat myself into non existence if I had fleece bedding.

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Missmyoldusername · 10/10/2022 15:26

Fleece bedding is very downmarket and deeply unsexy

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CaptainMyCaptain · 10/10/2022 15:31

www.lidl.co.uk/retail_uk/p/bedroom-bits/livarno-home-double-microfibre-fleece-bedlinen/p54914

I saw this today £16.99 in Lidl. I don't fancy it, I get too hot in ordinary bed linen (67 so not menopausal) and polar fleece is not environmentally friendly but if you live in a cold house and need to keep warm at night - go for it.

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InPraiseOfBacchus · 10/10/2022 15:35

Bleurgh - my parents have this and they love it, but I find it plasticky and horrible. All I can think about are microplastic fibres getting everywhere. I sweat just sitting on the thing. I also don't like how there's a velcro-like sensation on any areas of skin that are even slightly dry. Eeeech.

Might be fun for a cozy lounge cushion or beanbag, if that's your thing, but not to sleep in.

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PurpleDaisy5 · 10/10/2022 15:43

Well wearing fleece makes me really static so I would probably spend all night crackling and then set fire to myself.

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Suzi888 · 10/10/2022 15:46

I just think they would be incredibly sweaty, bobbly and uncomfortable. They look awful too, they don’t look that great brand new so after a high wash I can’t imagine they’d last well.

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Banana2079 · 10/10/2022 15:47

Way too hot for me unless you live in a freezing house it’s way too hot not very breathable and makes you sweat and uncomfortable

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TheRealHousewife · 10/10/2022 15:56

I have 100% brushed cotton sheets this time of year. So soft and warm.

Are the fleece ones made from a man-made fibre?

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InPraiseOfBacchus · 10/10/2022 16:01

Another thing I forgot to mention - stuff gets "embedded" in the fleece and refuses to come out! Hair, clumps of lint, threads and fibres from other bedding and clothing - it'll all work its way in the fleece. Looks unsightly after a while. The fleece fibres themselves get clumped and "chunky" after a few washes too.

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FlibbertyGibbitt · 10/10/2022 16:03

Got mine out yesterday. From Next last year. Bloody LOVELY !!!

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OperaStation · 10/10/2022 16:05

But every time you wash it you are releasing micro plastics into the water. Surely that’s reason enough not to use it?

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fallfallfall · 10/10/2022 16:09

Flannel is the terminology and type I’m familiar with. Flannel sheets are cozy and clean. Good quality can last several years.

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Caiti19 · 10/10/2022 16:11

I love the idea, and toy with it every time I see them in the shops - but then I don't buy them because I can't understand how polyester would feel good directly on the skin overnight. Does it actually feel good? Even to people who sweat a bit at night? Brushed cotton is the closest I could get to the feel I think. I really hate the feeling of polyester duvet covers, so I am wary.

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Witchofthedales · 10/10/2022 16:24

I love fleece bedding, so warm and cosy.

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