The importance of a good night’s sleep can’t be overstated, which probably helps explain why there are so many products on the market that claim to help. Sleep is suddenly very much in demand! Bedding can play a crucial role here, and thankfully there is a solution for every challenge. Check out our list of suggestions for fashionable bedding that may help you sleep and discover what you’ve been missing at bedtime.
There’s nothing worse than being overly warm when you’re trying to sleep. For optimal rest our body temperature needs to drop and breathable sheets are one of the best ways to help this happen. Certain fabrics are known for their ability to wick away moisture, so if you’re someone who tends to sweat in the night, these will keep you comfortable. Cotton, wool, silk, bamboo, and linen all work well. Not only do they look and feel great, they are body temperature-regulating.
Weighted blankets are said to help relieve stress, anxiety, and even insomnia. People who have a hard time shutting off their brains or who toss and turn in the night claim that weighted blankets help them fall asleep and stay that way. It gives the feeling of being hugged, as if you are wrapped in a cocoon, which many find calming. Typically 15 lbs. or more, a weighted blanket makes it a little harder for you to flip and flop constantly, so there are fewer disturbances to your sleep during the night. Experts generally recommend that you choose a blanket that weighs about 10 percent of your body weight for maximum comfort.
If you like to save time (and preserve your hairstyle), a silk pillowcase is a must. Because the fabric is so smooth it causes much less friction than other materials, which benefits both your hair and skin. Silk pillowcases are even said to help prevent fine lines and wrinkles; there is simply less tugging on the skin thanks to its trademark sleek surface. They can also help your hair fight tangles and frizz. Who wouldn’t want to wake up feeling more beautiful in the morning?
Sometimes fashion takes a backseat to comfort. Your pillows, sheets, and blankets have to feel just right in order for you to get the best night’s sleep possible. For many, sleeping with just one or two pillows at the head of the bed isn’t enough to help them fully relax. This is where extra pillows come in, ones that you can use for positioning and support, to help you achieve your perfect sleep posture. It’s worth experimenting to discover what it takes to get-and stay- truly comfy all night long!
If you feel like you get a better night’s sleep when all your bed linens have been freshly washed, you’re not alone! In a poll by the National Sleep Foundation 73 percent of people reported sleeping better on fresh sheets. Experts recommend washing your linens at least once a week to reduce bacteria, dust mites, pet dander, and allergens. To get your pillowcases and sheets as clean as possible, wash them in warm or hot water. After your bed is freshly made, settle in and savour this glorious feeling.
Choose bedding that will help you get the best night’s sleep possible, and try one or more of our suggestions. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow the Marina Homes blog for more great home decor tips!