3 Real Ways Cotton Can Improve Your Workday

On average, we spend an enormous 90,000 hours at work in our lifetimes, so making sure our weekdays are as comfortable and stress-free as possible is a main priority. Sometimes, the “stress-free” part doesn’t come easily; with so much going on every day, it’s difficult to manage our time—to sleep well, dress comfortably, and stay fit. Thankfully, the comfort and versatility of cotton can come in handy. From your sheets to your work clothes and your activewear, cotton can help make your crazy workday a little easier.

Cotton Sheets Give You A Better Night’s Sleep

Everyone knows that the secret to tackling a hectic day at work is making sure you got a good night's sleep. Being groggy and inattentive at work can have major ramifications. But did you know that cotton sheets are proven to give you a better night’s sleep? Unlike polyester, cotton breathes, meaning your sheets won’t trap heat—keeping you cool during the night and making sure your precious sleep isn’t disrupted. A simple check of the fiber content of your sheets can help you determine what it’s made of: 100% cotton sheets are a definite must, and they don’t have to cost a fortune. Check out our picks for the best 100% cotton sheets under $75.

Stay Comfortable and Professional with Cotton Clothes

We know the struggle of getting dressed for work day after day, and trying to find the balance between comfort and our dress codes.

Cotton is synonymous with comfort, and you can find the most professional-looking workwear that is all cotton. The comfort and versatility of cotton truly comes in handy during your chaotic workday.

Look for cotton blouses and button-down shirts with wrinkle-free technology to make your laundry loads a little easier. When shopping for light layers like blazers and sweaters (essentials for any professional), check the fiber content label to make sure it has 60% cotton or more. Cotton clothing usually doesn’t need to be dry-cleaned, so it’ll save you time and money in the long run. Comfort, style, versatility, and professionalism—cotton can do it all.

Cotton After Hours

After closing time, going to the gym or a fitness class can be a great way to unwind after a long workday and incorporate some “me-time” into your schedule. Exercise is a great way to relieve the stress and cotton clothing can help make your gym time a little easier. A lot of activewear tends to be synthetic, but next time you buy a pair of yoga pants, sports bras, tank tops, or shorts, check the fiber label for cotton blends. Cotton activewear has so many advantages that nearly 6 in 10 people say they prefer their activewear to be cotton-rich.

Cotton-rich clothing (anything containing over 60% cotton) is perfect for exercise for a lot of reasons. Cotton clothing is soft, meaning less discomfort during a workout, and with a little stretch added, they’re just as comfortable! Cotton works for you as you work out: it breathes, keeping you cool during exercise. It also washes cleaner than synthetics, and won’t hold odors like synthetics do, so your workout clothes won’t stink as bad after a hard gym session.

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