by Staff Writer
A great night's rest is one of the best ways to have a great day, which is why the comfort of your bed is so important. Ensuring its comfort is a simple process, so there should be no excuse for restless nights. If you feel like your bed isn't as enjoyable as it should be, try following these steps. It may not take much to improve your sleep.
Ensure cleanliness: Freshening up your mattress will help you sleep better because you'll rid it of dust, dust mites, and moisture, all of which can make it hard to breath easily while you sleep. Shake baking soda over your mattress, and then let it sit for an hour or longer while it draws out the dirtiness. Then vacuum the mattress thoroughly, using an attachment if needed.
Use a mattress topper: If you sleep on your side and you wake up with achy joints, make your bed softer with a mattress topper. Adding a mattress topper to your bed is also the easiest way to increase comfort. There are a variety of mattress toppers to choose from, including supportive memory foam toppers, fluffy down featherbeds, and hypoallergenic alternative down featherbeds.
Upgrade your sheets: Dress your bed with sheets. Surrounding yourself with weather-appropriate fabrics will drastically improve the comfort level of your sleep; use lightweight sheets in summer and cozy flannel sheets in winter. For the smoothest sheets, look for sets made of Egyptian cotton. Higher thread count sheets, 400 thread count and up, are very smooth and comfortable, too.
Add the right pillows: Find pillows that are the right level of firmness for the way you sleep. For help choosing the right pillow, read our pillows buying guide.
Choose your blankets: Choose your blankets based on how warm you like to be. If you don't like to get too warm, choose a lighter bedspread or quilt. If you want more warmth, you'll probably prefer a comforter or a down duvet, and you may also want to keep a throw blanket at the foot of your bed for extra chilly nights.