It has long been recognised that getting a good night’s sleep is an essential component of overall health and well-being. Failing to sleep well will manifest in all kinds of health problems later, and it’s pretty much a certainty that you’re already familiar with that feeling of not having had enough sleep.
Not too surprisingly, the key to a good night’s sleep is mainly environmental. That’s why apartments that are situated next to railroad tracks are so affordable. What you need for a good night’s sleep is minimal noise, minimal distractions, and maximum comfort.
Your control over the first two factors may be limited, but when it comes to determining your comfort, there is a lot you can do about that. It’s the one environmental factor that is entirely within your control.
It starts with selecting a good bed. If the mattress is too soft, you will be pulled into the middle, and if you have to worry about the possibility that your bed may actually swallow you, that’s hardly going to help you get to sleep. On the other hand, if your mattress is too hard, you’ll experience pain in places you didn’t know existed, so it’s very important to make sure you test any mattress as thoroughly as the store will allow before you purchase it.
The next step is to add insulation and extra comfort to your sensible mattress choice by adding a natural duck feather featherbed on top. This will support your body comfortably, and also ensure you don’t feel anything from the interior of the mattress pressing against your body. This is the secret used by top quality hotels to assure guests of a restful sleep.
It’s important to secure the bottom sheet of the bed as tightly as possible. This is because if the sheet becomes loose, it can lead to reduced comfort and also prevents the sheet from doing its job, which is to protect the mattress and mattress overlay.
The top sheet, on the other hand, should be tucked only as tightly as personal preference requires. Many people find a top sheet that is tucked too tightly to be restrictive, but others feel a sense of security and comfort from the same thing, so it’s a preference that differs between individuals.
Next up, you need to borrow another idea from the hospitality industry, and that is to add a proper hotel duvet, which as everyone knows is the ultimate in luxury and comfort. There’s a reason why so many hotels now include printed requests for guests to not “remove” the duvet from the room. Hotel duvets are incredibly comfortable and also easy to clean and care for, which makes them a prized item.
Finally, it is important to choose quality luxury pillows, and this may in fact be the most important step. The pillow you choose should be right for your personal sleeping style. If you’re making up a room for guests, then it’s best to provide a mix of different pillow styles on the bed, as that way the guests are sure to find the right one to suit them.