Many people think that when they cannot sleep it is often down to something not related to their bedding; sometimes missing the obvious factor that their bedding might be the cause of their sleep issue. To get a good night’s sleep you need to look at many factors, ranging from room temperature right the way through to duvet quality, which may mean that finding the reason why you cannot sleep can often be a drawn out problem.
One of the first things you need to consider if you are struggling to sleep is the quality and age of your mattress. Contrary to popular belief, mattresses do not last forever because over time the springs do wear away and the quality of the mattress does deteriorate, which will impact on your sleep. Make sure you turn your mattress over every couple of months, which can help the mattress to last longer because you are rotating the most heavily used areas.
The next thing to look at is your duvet and more importantly the quality and tog rating, because if you are trying to sleep with a duvet that is far too heavy then this will interrupt your sleep, often causing your body to feel trapped and overheated. In the summer, you should use a light weight duvet because this will help to keep your body much cooler than a more traditional heavy duvet that is more suited to the winter months.
You should also look at the material that the duvet is made from. Some of the cheaper duvets are just nowhere near suitable for your needs and this could have a major impact on you getting a full night’s sleep with no interruptions. If you can afford to stretch your budget a little, you should have a look at duvets made from wool because this type of duvet actually helps to regulate your body’s temperature no matter how cold or how warm the room climate is. This also means that you can pretty much have one duvet that will last all year long, without having to swap between summer and winter months and then store them somewhere.
You should also make sure your pillow is offering you the kind of comfort and support that your neck and body needs, because many pillows are just totally unsuitable and can lead to your body being out of position and causing strain and poor comfort. A good pillow will support your neck and head and yet still feel comfortable, so it’s well worth checking out a few options and making sure that your pillows really do help you to get the best night’s sleep possible.
As we said right at the start, it is still important that you do check other issues outside of the bedding, including room temperature, lighting and noise levels, but if you spend some time and money and invest in quality bedding, then it really can have a massive impact on your sleep and help to make you feel much better on a morning.