If your kids’ crying fits and terrible nightmares are a part of your nightly routine, you know that the few hours of sleep you manage to get each night are extremely precious. As such, you don’t want to spend them tossing and turning due to lack of comfort. Create a cosy bed that will help you get the rest you need and deserve by following these tips:
1) It’s the mattress that matters.
Getting a good night’s rest starts with investing in a good mattress. Memory foam mattresses are some of the best rated in the market, and are most commonly made from one of these products: petroleum-based polyurethane foam, gel-infused memory foam, or plant-based memory foam. Their main advantages are that they offer pressure point relief and individualised contouring to help you get a better night’s sleep. If you’re sharing a bed with a partner, you may also want to look for a memory foam mattress that is adjustable on both sides of the bed. Don’t have the funds to buy a whole new mattress? Try topping your bed with a memory foam mattress pad, egg-crate mattress pad, or a feather bed topper to help pamper you at the end of a long day. No matter what type of mattress you choose, have a test “sleep” of at least fifteen minutes to assess its comfort.
2) Brilliant bedding for the busy mum.
Once you’ve chosen your mattress, it’s time to start thinking about your sheets and comforters. Treat yourself to soft bed linen with a good thread count—at least 200 but no more than 600 per inch. Sheets that are made from 100% cotton are extremely comfortable, while sateen sheets feel silky and soft to the touch. Make sure you buy fitted sheets that are big enough to accommodate any bed toppers you’ve added, and use sheet grippers so that they don’t come loose in the middle of the night.
As for the comforters, down comforters are wonderful for making your bed feel cosier, but if you’re allergic to feather products, consider a down alternative instead. Cotton comforters are very breathable, while wool comforters will help you to keep extra warm in the winter months.
3) Pamper yourself.
Personal comfort is a key factor in making sure you get a good night’s rest. Choose pillows that are soft and comfortable to the touch; down feather pillows, gel-filled pillows, or foam or contour pillows are all popular choices that provide mums with maximum comfort. In the wintertime months, consider adding an electric blanket to help you keep warm and cosy while you’re under the covers, and in the summertime, make sure your bedding and pillows are made of breathable fabrics so that you can sleep the entire night through.
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