Tired of feeling grumpy, exhausted and lacking the energy to do things every single day? I bet that you don’t get the needed amount of z’s you are supposed to. As a matter of fact, in the fast paced world of today, many people run on as much as 5-6 hours of sleep, which eventually takes a toll on their health.
My tip for getting a good night’s sleep? Exercise at least three times a week, eat light food in the evening, and take some time to relax before bed – no electronics allowed in the bedroom. And yes, design the perfect sleeping environment for the ultimate bed rest and good mood in the morning.
Way too often, people overlook the importance of styling up their bed with the right choice of quality material bedding, the right set of pillows and a good mattress. Let’s take a look at some of the tips that experts on the matter gave us.
When shopping for new sheets and quilts, pay close attention to the material and thread count. Remember, you can never go wrong with a cotton quilt and sheets. This is by far the most loved bedding combo – they are soft, durable and breathable, which means they will keep you cool and dry during summer time, and warm and cozy throughout winter.
Sweating while sleeping is so uncomfortable, which is why cotton is the ideal choice. Its natural fibre can absorb your body excess sweat, helping you sleep sound and dry. The thread count refers to the number of vertical and horizontal threads the sheets have. As a rule of thumb, the higher the thread count, the softer the bedding, and the more likely it will wear well and even soften over time. To get a durable linen, experts recommend sheets that have a thread count from 200 to 800.
Multiple Pillows For Comfort and Style
Pay attention to what kind of pillows you are sleeping on. Having good quality pillows and a good mattress topper is essential to ensure a good night’s sleep due to the fact that they provide the necessary support for your back and neck. Having multiple pillows on your bed is always a good idea regarding comfort. Plus, it looks super stylish. Here are the ideal combinations:
- Twin bed – one Euro pillow and two standard pillows;
- Full or queen bed – two Euro pillows and four standard pillows;
- King-sized bed – two or three Euro pillows and four king pillows.
Since Euro pillows are often larger and more sturdy, make sure to place them close to the headboard. They are also great when you want to prop yourself up in bed to read or just watch TV.
Ditch the Top Sheet
Don’t you just hate it when you wake up and realize the top sheet has ended up being tucked somewhere at the foot of your bed? By using a high-quality cotton quilt cover you will protect your quilt and can easily ditch the top sheet. Plus, this well help you get a more comfortable night’s sleep and an easy peasy morning when making your bed .
Do Your Laundry Regularly
This may sound an obvious advice, but we just want to remind you that freshly washed sheets are softer and so much more comfortable. Even if you have recently bought brand-new sheets, by all means – wash them! Do this at least once a week.