A bedding refresh might make the perfect gift.


If you’re wondering what to get your loved one for Valentine’s Day or if you want to gift yourself something special, a bedding refresh is be the perfect idea. Quality sheets always feel so good in bed and a good nights rest always makes you feel refreshed the next day.


If you have aches and pains or you’re not sleeping as well as you used to, it might be time to refresh everything from your mattress to your comforter. Pricey gift but it’s one of the best things you can do to improve your health and wellbeing.


Five tips to consider when upgrading your bedding.


1/ The Mattress


There are so many options but they can’t be whittled down to a few. Reportedly, most people will benefit from having a medium to firm mattress. The exact mattress depends on your size and sleeping position. Firmer mattresses are best for back and stomach sleepers. One with a soft topper is recommended to cushion your joints as you age. Expect to pay approximately $1500 [US] for a good quality mattress and watch for deals around the holidays.


2/ Sheets


Thicker sheets with a high thread count are typically thought of as better than sheets with a low thread count. However, more is not always better. Bedding with a thread count of 150-399 are breathable, durable and consume less water to clean. Washing them weekly will make them softer with time. Long thread cotton percale and linen sheets are the best


3/ Pillows

Choose your pillow based on your sleeping position and material preference. A pillow that keeps your head inline with your spine is the key when making your decision. Lastly, check the care label. Pillows should be cleaned 2-4 times per year to keep them in good condition and germ free. Washing pillows with spot clean and dry clean only instructions may affect the wear. 


4/ Comforter


A down comforter with at least 600 fill will provide warmth whereas a down alternative comforter will be cooler and easier to maintain. One of the leading longevity researchers recommends keeping your body on the cool side while you sleep. A down alternative might be good for you and good for your budget since they usually cost less than down.


5/ Pet Bed


If your fur babe disrupts your sleep at night, you should consider getting them a good bed too. Quality sleep is important for their health too. Some of the leading mattress companies such as Casper offers a mattress specifically for your fur babes.

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