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Improve Your Sleep Quality with these Bedroom Accessories

Improve Your Sleep Quality with these Bedroom Accessories

It's no secret that a good night's sleep is important to your health. It doesn't just help you gain energy for the next day, but it balances your hormones and supports body functions that are only possible when the body is at rest. Aside from the design of your bedroom and your choice of bed frame and mattress, your bedding is essential for a restful night's sleep.

While there are thousands of pillows, blankets, bed coverings, and linens with different colours, sizes, and materials available on the market, going beyond the physical appearance is important to find what really suits your needs.

There are different types of bedding accessories in Singapore that can improve the quality of your sleep. If you are planning to buy a new bedding set or additional bedroom accessories, read through this quick guide to help you understand what pieces you need for your bedroom sanctuary.

Mattress

Mattress

Before getting your bedding accessories, it's essential to understand what type of mattress suits your sleeping needs. It's also imperative to know what mattress qualities your bedding accessories can upgrade.

When buying a mattress, take note of your sleeping position, the size of your bedroom, your back health, and your comfort preference. Mattresses differ in materials. Each material possesses different qualities. A memory foam mattress sinks your body in to contour your pressure points, while a latex mattress gives off a bounce, ideal for those who prefer a supportive mattress over a contouring one. If you're looking for a firmer option, an innerspring or a hybrid mattress is a great go-to.

Bed Sheets

Bed Sheets

Bedsheets are often overlooked when choosing bedding items that can notably improve your sleep quality. Bed sheets provide an extra layer of comfort and protection against dust mites, allowing you to sleep soundly.Some bed sheets are light and airy, giving you a cooler night's sleep, while some provide a smooth, silky feel that is delicate on your skin.

When buying your bed sheets, choose the types that are treated with anti-dust mite, anti-bacterial, and have hypoallergenic properties to enjoy safer sleep.

 

Sheet materials vary from natural cotton, linen, silk, or breathable bamboo. Some synthetic varieties include polyester. Note that the fabric of your sheets must complement your mattress to improve your sleep quality. If you have a memory foam mattress that absorbs your body's natural heat, you need a natural sheet like cotton to make it more breathable. Synthetic sheets made of polyester trap heat, which may not balance the properties of a memory foam mattress.

A fitted bed sheet comes with four elastic bands on each corner of the sheet to fit into the mattress. This gives a snug fit to your mattress.

A flat sheet or top sheet is a long piece of cloth laid on top of the mattress to provide additional protection and warmth. 

Bedspread

Bedspread

A bedspread is a decorative bedding topper placed above the fitted sheet to increase the comfort of your bedroom. Bedspreads are typically big enough to extend to the bottom of your bed to hide your bed frame and mattress. This bedding accessory is available in various materials and designs. 

The bedspread is used to style your bedroom and, of course, to provide additional comfort, especially during colder days. If you want to make a statement in your bedroom, accentuate it with a decorative bedspread. This is an affordable way to level up your room's aesthetics.

Blanket

Blanket

Blankets are also decorative pieces that add up to the visual appeal of the bedroom. Blankets are smaller than a bedspread. They are designed to be big enough to envelop the body during sleep. Blankets are important to keeping a warm and comfortable sleep, like duvets and comforters. The difference is that blankets are made with thick fabric to protect the body from cold, while a comforter comes with a fill that provides a warmer feel during sleep. The blanket is thin enough to be folded and hidden under the pillows when making the bed.

Comforter

Comforter

Want a warmer snooze during cold weather? A comforter gives a hugging feel during a snug sleep. A comforter contains natural or synthetic fill that makes it thicker and fluffier. Look at it as a pouch of fill that enhances the warmth of your area. A comforter is usually quilted to secure the placement and distribution of the fill, and to make it more breathable. If you prefer a layered look for your bed, you might want to spread a comforter on top of your sheet. Choose different colors to highlight the layers and make your room look cosier and well-decorated.

Duvet

Duvet

A duvet contains more fill than a comforter. The main difference between a duvet and a comforter is that a duvet is made up of two bedding pieces, the cover, and the insert, while a comforter is a single quilted piece. Duvets are also bigger than comforters.

Pillows

Pillows

Like your mattress, the pillow also comes in different sizes, materials, and firmness. While the mattress is your biggest investment for good sleep quality, your pillow is also important. A good pillow supports a healthy sleeping posture, aligning the head, neck, and shoulders to the lower part of your body. 

Like a mattress, your choice of pillow depends on your sleeping position. If you are a back sleeper, a medium firm pillow is beneficial to keep your body aligned. For side sleepers, a soft pillow is a good choice as it follows the shape of the side of your head and neck, reducing the pressure from your shoulder. When buying a pillow, it's also good to note the firmness of your mattress. If you have a firm mattress, try balancing it with a softer pillow.

Cotton Pillow

Cotton Pillow

Cotton is a traditional material used for pillows. This material is comfortable, light, and breathable. The biggest advantage of using this material is that it's ideal for people who suffer from allergies.

Memory Foam Pillow

Memory Foam Pillow

Like a memory foam mattress, this pillow contours the body's natural shape, giving you a snug feeling when you lie down. It offers optimum pain-relieving support.

Latex Pillow

 Latex Pillow

To experience a high level of support, a latex pillow is a good choice. Latex pillow provides a bouncy feel that is firm enough to support your head and neck even when you change your position.

Bolster

Bolster

A bolster is a decorative accessory that also adds comfort to your bed. A bolster is a cylindrical pillow that is supportive and versatile. Although there is no specific instruction to use a bolster, you can make the most out of it by using it as a support to specific parts of your body that need more support, like your legs, or under your neck. You can also hug a bolster for a snug sleep. Doing this can help you relax.

Throw

Throw

A decorative piece for your bedroom, a throw gives an effortless warmth and a snug feel. This piece of decorative cloth is smaller than a blanket and is usually placed as an accent decoration on top of the duvet. 

Having a comfortable mattress, supportive pillow, warm beddings, and a conducive environment are important to level up the quality of your sleep. Once you find the right pieces to support your needs and preference, you are ready to experience your good night's rest.