The National Sleep Foundation posits the feel of mattress, pillows, and sheets affects the quality of sleep.
“Your mattress,” it says, “should be comfortable and supportive so that you wake up feeling rested, not achy or stiff.”
But the kind of mattress, even of sheets, depend on the kind of sleeper a person is (many back sleepers prefer firm mattress; side sleepers favor soft mattress) and on the temperature (breathable cotton is ideal in warmer months).
Choosing the right bed that suits the sleeper’s preference and situation is the first step to getting that good night’s sleep. And a good and sufficient sleep, experts say, strengthens immune system and improves attention, memory, and concentration, among many other benefits.
SM Home has an ongoing mattress and linen sale wherein bed and bath essentials are discounted up to 70 percent. Shoppers may opt to buy in stores or order online through SM’s Call to Deliver service or c app.
To further help shoppers sleep truly well every night, SM Home offers the following tips:
Thread count matters in sheets, as the higher the number, the softer they feel. Linen whose thread count is between 200 and 400 will feel smooth, soft, and breathable.
Choose the right and quality material for bed covers. Cotton and bamboo are organic materials that are breathable, anti-microbial, and eco-friendly.
Those who are having a hard time sleeping may opt for weighted blanket as it provides deep pressure stimulation to relieve pain, lessen anxiety, and improve mood.
Change your mattress every five to eight years. This helps alleviate tension at the back and prevent aches and pains. Also, change the bedding in season. Microfiber beddings are best for cold weather while cotton sheets are ideal in summer.
Wash sheets, blankets, and pillowcases in warm water at least once a week for hygiene purposes. Those who have allergies must use gentle laundry detergent.