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 might be the perfect idea.


Quality sheets always feel so good and a good nights rest always makes you feel so much better. 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. 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. A soft topper is recommended to cushion your joints as you age. 


Look for deals on and around national holidays and expect to pay approximately $1500 [US] for a good quality mattress.


2/ Sheets


Long thread cotton percale and linen sheets are the best. Thicker sheets with a high thread count are typically thought of as better. 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. 


3/ Pillows


Your pillow choice should consider 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. Spot clean and dry clean only instructions may affect wear and cost of care.


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 while you sleep. A down alternative might be good for you and good for your budget since they usually cost less.


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 your health and wellbeing as well as theirs. Some of the leading mattress companies such as Casper offers a dog bed.

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