Sleep is important in many ways, such as to maintain proper brain functionality, rebuild energy, and improve sickness. Therefore, your bed is one of the most important pieces of home furniture you own. Making it a comfortable place to sleep is important so that you get a good night’s rest and feel like a new person in the morning — metaphorically speaking. There are many ways to make your bed more relaxing (ever wonder if circle bed is comfortable: Click Here). Here are the top five ways to make your bed comfortable.
Choose the Right Mattress
Not all mattresses are equal, and each one has its own design, inside and out. Different mattress styles are available in different materials, padding, and features. Innerspring and memory foam mattresses are a couple of examples.
Innerspring mattresses are the most common, but they tend to wear out quicker than other types. A good innerspring mattress will have more springs and a 14-gauge or lower thickness. The best models have independent coil springs that offer more comfort when moving around and conform to your body shape more effectively. Thinner springs have a higher gauge and flex too much. The lower the gauge, the thicker the springs are.
A memory foam mattress is more expensive but adds a higher level of comfort since it contours to your body and eliminates pressure points from heavier areas, such as the hips and shoulders. It resumes shape when you get off the bed.
Padding also plays a significant role in comfort. Some mattresses have more padding than others do, which makes them softer and more relaxing to sleep on. You can also find innerspring mattresses that feature a memory foam top, as well as pillow-top models that have extra padding stitched on top.
In any case, a thicker mattress that also has more padding will enhance your sleep the best.
Find the Right Fitted Sheet and Blankets
A lot of the comfort you get from your bed involves the sheets and blankets you use. The material makes a big difference. Cotton sheets are very comforting, but the thread count also plays a huge role in the comfort you receive. A 200-count sheet usually feels softer and is more flexible than a 100-count sheet. The same applies to the blankets you use, padded or not. Cheaper blankets and sheets usually have polyester as a material — with or without cotton mixed in.
Layer the Bed with Sheets and Blankets
A good fitted sheet will cover the mattress from corner to corner, wrapping underneath each one. The next layer should always include a bedsheet. It should hang over the sides well enough to allow movement at night, even if you decide to “tuck it in.”
You also want several blankets, quilts, or coverlets over your bed sheet to choose your level of comfort. (Learn the basics of coverlets and quilts first.) Depending on your mattress, you can always sleep on top of a thick blanket and use another one to cover up. From there, you can adjust blankets to suit your comfort needs. If you get too hot, you can always fold/flip one off to cool down. Additionally, several different coverlet bedding options are available.
Add Memory Foam
If you don’t already have a memory foam mattress or one topped with memory foam, you can add it yourself. In general, it goes directly on top of the mattress, followed by the fitted sheet to hold it in place. If it affects your fitted sheet, you can always lay it on top and use the bed sheet(s) to cover it up. Just tuck the bottom bed sheet under the mattress to hold the memory foam in place.
Memory foam will adjust to your contours and make lying down more comforting in most cases. Some people are not fond of this type of comfort so it may be something you need to test out yourself. Also, it takes a few days to adjust to the comfort that memory foam provides. You may experience sore muscles or uneasiness at first, but that depends on you because everyone is different.
Add Comforting Pillows
Blankets definitely determine your comfort level, but so does your pillow. In fact, it’s usually more comforting to have two pillows. In general, the price you pay for the pillow represents how much material was used to make it, unless you want to talk about name brands versus generic brands. Two pillows can look the same at first, but one has more filling than the other does, leading to more support and comfort for longer periods. Cotton is best, but many people like feather pillows too. Polyester filling is more affordable, but wears out quicker and is less comfortable in the end.
By combining all five tips to make your bed more relaxing, you will be able to sleep better and feel better every morning. If you suffer from sleep deprivation, sore muscles, an aching back, or anything else that deters a comfortable sleep, these tips will help make it easier to rest.