We all know the struggle; it’s like 1,000 degrees and you’re exhausted, desperate for sleep that just won’t come. Little did you know that the very bedding you yourself chose could be a major culprit in this sleepless conspiracy. This article will help you to see how your own bedding can affect your sleep quality. The better quality your bedding, the better your sleep will be.
Bedding and You
Did you know the Egyptians were some of the first to create proper bedding? Living in one of the hottest places on earth, they knew how to keep cool at night. Your bedding needs to match the unique needs of you, your temperature preferences, your soft and firmness preferences, how the bedding conforms to your body, etc.
Your body has its own natural preferences toward cold, or hot, or soft, or firm. So making better decisions toward your bedding is going to guarantee a better night’s sleep for you in the long run. The better you customize toward your own personal tastes, the happier you’ll ultimately be.
Your sheets are what hug your body as you drift into dreamland, so it’s only natural you’ll want sheets that fit your precise requirements. Lots of brands sell all kinds of different sheet types and each type reflects what it was made to do. Contrary to popular belief, silk sheets may not be the best for proper sleep. Man-made materials in sheets tend to hold onto heat, making it more difficult to sleep and stay asleep.
The dominating preference among sheet fabrics seems to be cotton or cotton blends for their airy and breathable natures. Bamboo sheets even have the added benefit of being hypoallergenic.
Blankets serve the double purpose of keeping comfort and adding warmth. This can be a problem when you’re overheated. But certain blankets such as the standard weighted blanket that is designed to help you keep cool, can ease heat, as well as provide comforting heaviness. The lighter the blanket material, the lighter the heat. Duvets are a great alternative to classic down comforters.
These are the protective covers that surround your entire mattress. While they prolong the life span of your mattress, they can be a major detriment to your sleep quality at night. Some crinkle with every moment, feel plastic to the touch, or they can prevent proper air-flow through your mattress. When purchasing a protector, be sure to get one with proper breathable material.
Bedding In General
If you can’t get quality sleep, you’re going to be pretty miserable. Proper sleep requires a certain temperature since your core temperature naturally drops at night. Taking this into account, making sure you purchase the best products for you, keep in mind how airy your selections are, the thread count, a cloth mattress versus a latex mattress, etc.
A good night’s sleep is just one trip away, with the right bedding set to keep you cool and comfortable the whole night through. Shop smart, sleep well, be happy.