Saturday, May 4, 2013

4 Ways To Make Your Bed More Comfy

Bed - there’s just something so amazing about it. And it’s true, you remember an amazing night of sleep for a long time, like when you return home from holiday and sink into your bed for a good 12 hours, or when you’ve had a really long week and sleep in until 11am on Saturday. These experiences are made even better when your bed lives up to expectations and it is just the firmness and warmth that you require. If you have fallen out of love with your own bed, and want to return to happier times of cuddly duvets and perfect pillows, you’re in luck - I’ve put together a few tips on how to make your bed more comfy so you too can have a superb slumber...

Buy a new mattress
Firstly, you might be at the point where you need to buy a new mattress. You can turn and flip your old mattress as much as you like, but if you keep finding yourself sleeping (or trying to) on springs, or you keep waking up in the middle of the bed due to a massive divot, it’s probably time to head to your local bed store. Some may have special ratings where you can choose a mattress according to its firmness, so make sure you test them out to see what is best for you. You will also be able to choose between springs, memory foam or a combination of these.

Fit a mattress topper
If you just can’t afford to buy a mattress at the moment - they can be expensive - you could look for a mattress topper instead which should be more reasonably priced. One of these could behave as a buffer between you and your mattress, making those springs slightly less noticeable. These mattress toppers come in a range of forms and can be anything from a quilted material to a layer of memory foam.

Change your pillow
If you toss and turn all night, trying to squish your pillow into shape, it might be the thing that needs to change. Personally, I’ve gone through so many different types - I’ve finally settled for a plump duck down pillow, whereas my partner has chosen a memory foam pillow to support his neck during the night. Again, you can often find pillow covers that go underneath your usual pillowcases for a bit of extra thickness.

Choose your tog
Finally, have a look at the covers that you are currently using on your bed. Many people tend to change their duvet with the seasons, although this can be a bit hit and miss in the UK with our unusual weather patterns. If you commonly get hot during the night, you might want to opt for a lower tog duvet and simply use a blanket on top of this that you can throw off you if you start to overheat. Duvets come in so many styles now from hollowfibre, feather and anti-allergen materials.

About the author
Rosie Egghart is a freelance lifestyle from the UK. On her bedroom shopping list this year is a pair of kingsize pillows for guests as well as an anti-allergy duvet, both for her spare bedroom.

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