9 Ways to make your bed more comfortable

9 Ways to make your bed more comfortable

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Getting a good night sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health and well-being. Adequate sleep gives your body time and energy to recover from the previous day’s stress, and helps you to stay alert and focused throughout the coming day.To get a good night sleep, our beds need to be as comfortable as possible, below are 9 things you should take note of to keep your bed comfy and dreamy.

A comfortable mattress

You spend about a third of your life sleeping, ergo it’s important to invest in a good mattress. A good mattress is the foundation for getting cozy in bed. If your mattress is 5 to 7 years old, you wake up with pain or stiffness, your mattress sags or has lumps, or you find that you get better sleep when you are not in your bed, you need a new mattress. Your mattress should be comfortable, support your body, and keep your spine in the same shape as when you are standing. If you cannot afford a new mattress, try a mattress topper or a thick mattress pad.

A pleasant smelling room
Scent is very powerful and contributes to the ambiance of your room. Light some candles or use a room spray that you enjoy. Lavender is a scent that is calming, promotes sleep, and can help you feel calmer. Any scent that you like will help create a cozy environment.

Room lighting

The amount of light in your bedroom affects how you feel. Natural light is best during the day, but dimmed lighting is best at night. Bedside lamps create softer lighting than overhead lights. Your blinds and curtains should also keep light from coming into your bedroom at night.

Comfortable sheets

Your sheets should be the right size for your mattress so that they do not tear or come off when you are in bed. Cotton sheets are the most popular and do well in the warmer months. Silk sheets are very soft and retain heat. They are useful for cooler nights. Change your sheets once a week.

Soft pillows

Choose pillows that work for you. Load your bed with pillows of difference sizes and shapes. You may want a full body pillow if you sleep alone, or a wedge pillow to put behind your neck. Firm pillows are best if you sleep on your side. Medium pillows are best if you sleep on your back. Soft pillows are best if you sleep on your stomach. Clean or air pillows regularly and replace once every one to two years for complete freshness.

Tuck sheets and blankets
Having a nicely made bed will make you want to get in it. Get a fitted sheet then tuck your top sheet and/or blanket in on the sides and foot of your bed. This will create a cocoon and keep your feet from getting cold. Nothing is worse than being all warm and toasty in your bed, but your feet are hanging out.

Get soft, fluffy bedding
Top your bed with a comforter, quilt, blanket, or duvet that is comfortable to you. You may need to change your bedding based on the climate and season. For example, a lightweight, cotton bedspread may be best in the hot season, but a thick, down comforter may be best in the rainy/harmattan months.

No extra items
You can’t get too comfortable if there are items in your way. Strip your bed of teddies, books, etc.

Keep the supplies you need close by

If you want a side table, put a small table or even a chair at the side of your bed; you can drape a throw or tablecloth over the top to give a comfy feeling. Use this surface to keep a glass of water, light, book, etc., nearby for easy access.

Source: wikihow

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