For many of us, the idea of picking furniture and bedding can be a daunting task. What is the difference between one mattress and another? Is there a certain pillow you should be using? Deciding what your sleep style is can take some trial and error, but here are some things to consider:
The Choice of Mattress:
The firmness of a mattress is not only a matter of preference, there are some things to keep in mind when deciding what mattress to get. First it is important to consider any extra support you need, whether it be from an injury or joint pain. The other important factor to consider is your sleeping position. The fact is that some parts of your body will be more affected depending on the position you sleep in. Most of us sleep on our sides and in order for the least amount of pressure to be on the joints of the side we sleep on, a medium to softer firmness mattress is recommended to cushion the sleep-side. Back sleepers are the ideal as they can have more choice in terms of firmness. It really is a matter of preference. Lastly tummy-sleepers will have to opt for a firmer mattress as most of us have our weightiest point at our stomach and thus need more spinal support.
Although fairly obvious, the inners of your duvets and pillows also play an important role in creating a sleep sanctuary that suits your style. Investing in some great, snuggly goose down can seem like an expensive step, but when winter rolls around you will definitely not regret making the purchase. For those of us who struggle with allergies, a hypoallergenic pillow inner is also of the utmost importance to avoid bringing on the sniffles.
Lastly, it is vital to suit your personal style. If you have trouble deciding what colour or pattern to settle on, opt for classic white linen that will never go out of style. If you’re feeling more adventurous, try sticking to a colour scheme, but mixing some patterns to create a very individualistic look. Ultimately, you have to choose what’s going to make you feel excited to jump in bed.