We spend a third of our day in bed, and while it may not seem like a big deal, your bed is a major factor in the quality of your sleep. Bedding is an easy way to improve your sleep, and choosing the right bedding is an important first step. But there are a lot of choices out there, what do you need to know to make the right decision? Here are a few things I learned about choosing bedding.
Comfort matters, but your mattress can affect your comfort significantly. So is your mattress: Warm? Cold? The size of the mattress matters. Too soft and you won't be able to roll over easily, too firm and it may hurt your back. Don't settle for any mattress, but be aware that all mattresses will lose their firmness and shrink over time. Too soft and it's just uncomfortable. Too firm and it may keep you from rolling over easily. Comfortable and soft with great support is ideal, and even a few deep breaths before getting in can help you fall asleep. Keep in mind that some pillows can make or break the comfort level on your bed.