Tips for choosing bedding that contributes to better sleep
- Mattress-try a maximum of 4 mattresses. The most important criterion is body support. Shoulders, hips and knees should not hurt on a good mattress. The spine should remain in a natural position. The mattress should be firmer in principle, the greater the weight of the body. Choose mattresses with a pocket core if you use a double bed. Memory foam mattresses adapt to the shape and weight of the body, relieving pressure on joints and bones.
- Mattress toppers are the cheapest way to make an existing mattress more comfortable and pleasant to sleep on. Using a mattress topper extends the lifespan of a new mattress. A mattress topper is not useful if you are using an old and dilapidated mattress. Take the time to choose the mattress topper that best suits your needs.
- Quilt – choose quilts filled with natural materials (feathers or wool) for better comfort and a longer lifespan of the cover. The skin breathes more easily under such quilts and they are more resistant to use. Goose feathers are more expensive than duck feathers because they have better filling power. This means that goose down duvets are much lighter than others. Choose only anti-allergic blankets if you have problems with allergies.
- Pillows have a shorter service life than bedspreads (because the weight of the head flattens them, which weakens the support power of the pillow over time). Pillows filled with natural materials will retain their support power longer and will last longer than pillows with synthetic materials. All pillows should be beaten and aired daily. A pillow that is too hard or too soft has a bad effect on the posture of the head and the quality of sleep. If you sleep on your side, then use a firm pillow to avoid pain and the formation of “knots” in the neck area. A medium-firm pillow is the best choice for people who sleep on their backs. But it will not disturb the natural position of the spine. A soft pillow is the best choice for stomach sleepers.