21 Jul Choosing the Right Sleep Accessories
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You probably already know that sleep is an important part of your overall health and well-being, and you have already heard a lot of information about how important it is to sleep on a comfortable and supportive mattress in order to have the best night’s sleep possible. But did you also know that the external environment, including some important sleep accessories that you use, can also be contributing to good (or poor) sleep every night? Here are some of the most important sleep accessories that will help you maximize all your zzz’s and get better sleep.
Creating the Ideal Environment
Before you even get into bed, it’s important that you have a good environment to sleep in. That begins with having clean, comfortable sheets, using a quality pillow, keeping the lighting as low as possible, and keeping the room temperature cool. Lighting and temperature are some of the most important external factors that can affect sleep—when it is light around you, it influences your internal clock through the retina in your eyes, signaling to the brain that you should be awake. Alternately, when it’s dark in the room where you sleep, the retina does not sense the light and signals the brain that it’s time to be asleep. It’s also important to keep the room temperature comfortable to avoid sweating and overheating. The ideal temperature, according to sleep experts, is around 65 degrees.
Sleep Accessories Play a Role
As mentioned, having a comfortable pillow and clean, comfortable sheets can also help you sleep better. At 2 Brothers Mattress in Utah, you can find the perfect mattress to get better sleep, and also find great sleep accessories such as top-of-the-line pillows and high quality bed sheets.
Pillows are a critical component of being able to sleep comfortably and wake up pain-free. One of the biggest causes of back, neck, and should pain, and headaches, is a low quality pillow. Everyone’s preference for the type of pillow they sleep on will be different, but no matter what kind you prefer, it should be supportive. That means it should be targeted at the type of sleeper you are (back, side, or stomach), and if you have a specific condition you are trying to address, the pillow you choose must be able to solve that problem. There are several different options for pillows these days, including:
- Contoured foam (memory foam)
Talk to the specialists at 2 Brothers Mattress in Utahto discover which type(s) will work best for you.
The sheets you select can also affect your sleep. Comfortable, cozy sheets that help keep your body cool will help you maximize sleep. Choosing a breathable cotton fabric is best, and generally speaking a higher thread count means the sheets will be more comfortable, so go for the highest quality you can afford. In addition, some studies have shown that keeping your bedroom free of clutter, and making your bed each morning so the room is orderly and clean when you are ready to go to bed at night, can make a big difference in how well you sleep.
We spend about one-third of our lives asleep, so having the most comfortable night, from the mattress to the sleep accessories, can help make the most of those hours.