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If you feel like you have not been sleeping all that well lately, it is probably because…well, you have not. There are of course plenty of reasons as to why. An irregular sleep routine, long hours at work, stress and an unhealthy diet are all culprits. But another major contributor is a poor quality bed. Unfortunately, people tend to ignore this aspect for far too long, so much so, they forget all about it until they have aches and pains all over. Typically, a good mattress should last anywhere between 8-10 years, provided you use it well of course! If you have been thinking of a ‘bed makeover’, perhaps these tips will help.
Use a Mattress Topper
A mattress topper is exactly as it sounds. It is put on top of your mattress and under your sheet. They come in a range of types and materials, so you can pick and choose one that is more to your liking. They are also particularly comfortable and cosy during the cold winter months, so if you have not tried one yet, definitely go and get one. You will thank yourself later. They are often great for when you want to save up money to buy a proper mattress as well.
Think About Your Sleep Style
This is important so that you can invest in the right pillow. Different people have their own sleeping styles. If you are confused about yours to think about the position you find most comfortable, and what you tend to wake up in. You can also ask your friends and family too, so you can be doubly sure. Different pillows are made for different sleeping positions, so if you want a good combination of luxury comfort and good support, go for duck feather pillows and pillows that are more to your sleeping style.
Layer It Up
As long as your mattress is supportive, you can go ahead and layer your bed up for extra comfort. The sky really is the limit here, since there plenty of beautiful quilts, bedspreads, and sheets you can browse through. You can check out different patterns online, to match your colour scheme and so on. It is actually a really fun process! You can even choose to go with different patterns for a change. Add in a few bolsters as well, so you can use them when reading for instance. There are interesting things you can do, long as you let your imagination loose.
Choose the Right Mattress
There are so many different types of mattresses today, you would be forgiven for being utterly confused when shopping for one. For a mattress rookie, it is a world of complete chaos, so arm yourself with the right information before heading out. If not, you will feel too overwhelmed to make a sound decision. Understand the differences between each of them, so you know which is most fitting for your needs. You can then test them at the store yourself, where you will get a better feel for it. Your mattress is a critical part of it all, so give it due attention.