When you’re shopping for bedding these days, there are a lot of differences between brands and styles. It’s not just how the bedding collections look, the materials and thread count are important too. Before you purchase bedding, you should understand what you’re paying for. The assumption that higher costs means highly durable bedding sets that will last forever is not always true. Here are some benefits of quality bedding to help guide you in your search for the perfect night of sleep.
The Air You Breathe
Bed sets can contribute to the quality of the air you breathe in your home. Our bedrooms accumulate dust from the air outside, and it tends to build up over time if we’re not diligently cleaning our rooms. Certain fabrics tend to attract dust particles and that can affect our respiratory system at night while we sleep. If our sinus passages get clogged, it can cause us to wake up intermittently throughout the night.
The type of bedding we buy can either help or hinder the quality of air in our homes. Egyptian cotton can be some of the best fabric you can buy for your money. It has a nice feel to it, and most people are not allergic to cotton. Warmth can be a problem, so down may be a better choice in those situations. Natural can carry sinus problems that people don’t have with synthetic fabrics, so it’s important to try and keep both partners’ health in mind before you make a purchase.
The Temperature in Your Bedroom
There is an actual temperature that our bodies feel most at rest with. It can vary from person to person, but most people experience optimum sleep somewhere around 70-72 degrees. Bedding is your key to finding that proper temperature. Thread count can play a role, as higher thread counts can trap body heat better. Flannel sheets can also offer more warmth without adding a lot of bulk to the bed.
There are also year-round pieces you can buy that are designed to insulate you just enough to keep you cooler during summer months. In general, it may be best to buy at least two different sets of bedding so you can change as necessary.
Quality bedding does come at a higher price, but tends to offer more than just durability. Good bedding can actually help us sleep better at night.
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Stephanie Lichtenstein Ramos offers tips to design and style bedrooms on behalf of BeddingStyle, the Web’s premier destination for designer bedding at affordable prices.