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What are microfiber bed sheets?

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A microfiber bed sheet is a sheet made of finely woven microfibers. Microfiber is a fibrous material with a diameter of less than 1 denier. In comparison, a strand of human hair is 20 denier thick.

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Microfiber fabrics can be made from wood pulp or polyester and nylon polymers. Microfibers are weak on their own, but when they're tightly woven, they're strong. They're soft and silky against the skin and resistant to pilling. However, they're not the best fabric for sensitive skin because they're less breathable than cotton. Microfiber bed sheets are machine washable and dryable and can be ironed when wrinkled.

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