Insomniacs count a lot of things – sheep, stars… maybe even the number of threads in a square inch of fabric. But you can find that answer without doing the work yourself as bedding usually lists its thread count. So what? For starters, bigger isn’t always better. A higher thread count – 300-500 – translates to a higher-quality sheet, but after that, too many threads packed in there can make your bedding denser, heavier and not as breathable. And remember, the type of thread and weave may matter even more. With the right sheets, your days of counting are numbered.