Home Health Can Bedding Really Improve Stress and Insomnia?

Can Bedding Really Improve Stress and Insomnia?

by Louise W. Rice

It’s no secret that getting a good night’s sleep reduces your stress levels. Sleep also improves your concentration and reduces your risk of suffering from chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.

But did you know that your bedding can significantly influence your ability to get a proper rest at night? For instance, going for luxury designer bedding to make your bedroom look expensive and comfortable will give you a reason to look forward to bedtime. But, on the other hand, cheap, uncomfortable, and rough bedding makes it harder for you to drift off during bedtime.

So, if you constantly dread bedtime, maybe it’s because that old mattress or your uncomfortable pillow makes it harder for you to enjoy a good night’s sleep.

Here’s how you can transform your bedding to ensure you’re well-rested at night.

1. Wash Your Bedding Right

You spend about 60 hours or more sleeping in your bed every week. That’s enough time to accumulate dirt, dust mites, dead skin cells, sweat and oil on your bedding.

Dirty bedding can lead to skin breakouts and worsen your allergies. So if you want to improve your sleep quality, it’s essential to keep your bedding clean. Besides, nothing feels better than sleeping on a set of clean bedsheets.

You should wash your sheets once or twice per week. However, there are instances where experts recommend that you wash them more often, including:

  •         If you suffer from asthma or allergies
  •         If you have pets who sleep on your bed
  •         During the warm seasons
  •         If you sweat a lot while sleeping

Other bedding, such as duvets and blankets, should be washed once in two weeks, while pillows and mattresses should be replaced once annually and every six to eight years, respectively.

2. Luxury Bedding Can Improve the Ambience Of Your Bedroom

Luxury bedding is intentionally designed to give a superior look to your bedroom. Besides, such bedding is softer against the skin and lasts longer.

Luxury bedding is also made from non-toxic materials, making them more breathable and good for your health. With luxury bedding, it’s possible to bring the best out of your bedroom décor and have something to look forward to every night while going to bed.

3. Sleep In Comfortable Bedding

Your bedding should feel comfortable against your skin. For instance, bedding made of fabrics such as cotton, silk, wool, linen and bamboo have moisture-wicking properties that allow them to absorb sweat if you’re a hot sleeper. On the other,  hand, if you live in cold areas, synthetic satin or polyester bedding is the best as these trap moisture and keep you warm.

Further, some experts provide that the color of your bedding may also affect your sleep quality. For example, purple, blue, gray, cream, and white bedding create a more relaxing and soothing sleeping environment.

When it comes to pillows, a thin pillow will make breathing easy and ensure you don’t suffer from body pain if you’re a stomach sleeper. Back sleepers need a firmer pillow than stomach sleepers. A pillow with a bottom lift will help keep a back sleeper’s neck more comfortable. If you’re a side sleeper, you need a firmer pillow than the back and stomach sleepers. Such a firm pillow will protect you from back pains, while putting another pillow between your knees will also ensure your spine stays in its neutral position.

4. Anti-Allergic Bedding

If you’re concerned about allergens, you should buy an anti-allergic pillow and mattress cover.

For many people, dust mites are a widespread cause of allergies during sleep. These tiny insects thrive in your bedding as they feed on dead human skin. Anti-allergy bedding can help reduce allergies caused by dust mites and are the best choice for sensitive sleepers.

There you have it, four ways the right bedding can improve the quality of your sleep. So if you suffer from restless nights, maybe it’s time you made the switch to more comfortable and quality bedding.

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