3 Bedding Tips To Give You The Best Night's Sleep
Posted by Linoto on 7th Oct 2015
Sleep is one of the most important things human beings need in order to properly function in day-to-day life. However, it’s estimated that 42% of adults in the United States get less than seven hours of sleep, which is below the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep per night. According to a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study, 37.9% of adults who got seven or less hours of sleep reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the past month. But how can we get better sleep? The answer may lie in your bedding set.
Wash Those Sheets!
Typically, people only wash their bedding every few weeks, or when they get noticeably dirty. However, experts actually suggest that your bedding be washed every seven to 10 days in order to prevent the buildup of sweat and dirt. Any time you get a new set of sheets, throw them in the wash at least two times before you put them on your bed. This will get rid of any irritants that may be left over from the packaging.
Sensitive Skin Solutions
If you have sensitive skin, it can be difficult to get a good night’s sleep when everything causes a reaction. Skin irritants can be found in many synthetic materials, particularly if they are heavily dyed. If you have sensitive skin, opt for a natural linen sheet set made from natural materials that are soft on the skin. In addition, replace your detergent with a brand free of perfumes and dyes, which can irritate the skin.
Keep It Cool
During the warmer seasons, your bedding can be the difference between a restful sleep and a warm, sweaty trap. Luckily, there are a few types of bedding that are specifically made to transfer heat away from your body, allowing you to rest comfortably. Synthetic materials tend to trap heat, but organic linen sheet sets allow the easy transfer of heat.