Sleep is important to general well being. Without deep sleep, the body’s ability to function is impaired. Even brain function is not what it should be. The bed must be a place where it’s possible to relax, let go of the day’s tensions, and drift into a comfortable sleep that leaves the individual feeling rested teh following morning. Here are some ideas on how to be more comfortable in bed and improve the quality of life in general.
Start With the Mattress
How old is the current mattress? If it’s getting close to the ten-year mark, it’s time to think about investing in a new one. While it may still seem comfortable enough, it probably is not providing the support needed. More restful sleep takes place when the body is free of tension and there is not the inclination to turn or change position frequently during the night. People who do find that they are shifting more often in hopes of finding just the right position should seriously consider a new mattress.
The Bedding Matters
The type and amount of bedding is also something to consider. Does the current set of bed linens really make it easier to relax and feel comfortable? Some people find that if they invest in sheets with a higher thread count, the smoother texture is conducive to relaxing and drifting off.
Another point to ponder is the weight of the blankets, comforter, and other elements. There are those who feel more secure and snug with weightier bedding. Others find it to be somewhat stifling. Try opting for something that’s lighter or heavier than the current bedding. That one change may be all it takes to enjoy a better night’s sleep.
What to Wear
Just as the texture of the sheets can make a difference, think about what to wear to bed. It could be that the current choices are a little too tight or maybe tend to gather as the person changes position at night. Consider going with something that does not inhibit movement and is less likely to bunch.
There are more ways to ensure that spending time in bed is more comfortable and makes it easier to get to sleep. Talk with an expert and learn more about what’s worked for others. One of those ideas may be just the thing to make the bed a more welcoming environment.