5 tips for making the perfect bed

Sleep is an integral part of one’s life. Sleeping allows your body to rejuvenate, your mind to rest, and allow muscles to repair. Lack of sleep has an adverse effect on one’s health. There have been studies that show a correlation between poor quality of sleep and obesity. Therefore, it is important to be comfortable and relaxed when it is time for your mind and body to rejuvenate. This starts with the right bed the suits your body. Here are five tips to guide you in making the perfect bed.

  1.    A Great Mattress

To be honest, the real test for a perfect bed is a great mattress. Almost anything else does not matter. Spend enough time checking and testing the mattress before you settle on one to purchase. Make sure that the mattress is soft enough to be comfortable but still strong to support you.

When looking for a great mattress, there are different choices available. The five common types of mattress are an open coil, pocket sprung, continuous spring, latex and memory foam. They all have their strengths as well as disadvantages. For instance, while open coil can be less expensive than continuous spring, the latter tends to be softer and more responsive. Latex is made from the sap of rubber trees and can be a good alternative for people who have allergies. Memory foam responds well to body shape but because of its dense material, can trap heat and will not bode well in tropical places. Be sure to check out https://betterbedsolutions.com/t-n-mattress-reviews/ if you want to learn more about what makes a great mattress.

  1.    Light but Fitted Sheets

Sheets should be light but strong enough to support the mattress. It should also fit well. There is nothing more annoying than having to fix the sheets almost every few minutes. White sheets are extremely popular due to its simple and minimalistic look but nice and patterned sheets can also do the trick.

  1.    Fluffy Pillows

The pillow should be firm but fluffy at the same time. It means that the pillow will not thin out after only a couple of nights. At the same time, the pillows are soft and inviting when they’re laid out in the bed. There are pillows made from foams and they can be affordable. However, there are also pillows made from real cotton if you want to splurge a little bit. The cotton tends to feel a lot softer and lighter than foam. The longevity will depend on how you use it.

  1.    Cozy Comforter

A comforter or a duvet is a must if you live in a cold place. Because the sheets are padded with foam, feathers or wool, it adds an additional layer of support for your body. It also adds weight to the bed which makes it very cozy to sleep in. You can choose a duvet with padding or a simple blanket depending on whether you live in a cold place or not.

  1.    Base

The base of the bed is oftentimes overlooked because it is usually hidden or comes with the type of mattress you buy. However, the base can set you on the right track. It needs to be the right height so you can hop on and off easily. Some people prefer the Japanese style which is low base or no base at all.  


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Kylie Wiser is an herbalist specializing in skincare and women's health. She shares recipes and resources on Everblossom to help others live a more holistic lifestyle. She lives in Fargo, ND with her huge family and lots of houseplants.

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