Can Temperature Affect How You Sleep?

I’m hot but she’s not – and neither of us can sleep!

What keeps you up at night? Stress? Lumpy mattress? Sick child? You might be surprised to learn that temperature is often the single biggest defining factor between a good night’s sleep and one that leaves you grumpy and tired the next day. Every night across this great nation, the “I’m hot, she’s not” syndrome is robbing Americans of sleep.

Sleeping too hot leads to sweaty sheets. Sleeping too cold leaves you shivering. Neither is a pretty – or comfortable – way to spend the night.

We believe that sleep is a right, not a privilege. What’s more, we also believe that all this struggling over temperature throughout the night is needless. If you’re playing hide and seek with sleep it’s time to stop playing games and get serious about your sleep health.

How temperature affects your sleep

Experts agree on the temperature of your sleeping area and how comfortable you feel in it affect how well and how long you snooze. Why? “When you go to sleep, your set point for body temperature — the temperature your brain is trying to achieve — goes down,” says H. Craig Heller, Ph.D., professor of biology at Stanford University, who wrote a chapter on temperature and sleep for a medical textbook. “Think of it as the internal thermostat.” If it’s too cold or too hot, the body struggles to achieve this set point. Read more on WebMD.com.

The importance of temperature control in your bedroom

When your body overheats or is chilled, it works hard to regulate the temperature to ensure your organs continue working and you stay alive (in extreme circumstances). But if it can’t control your temperature internally, it moves to more aggressive tactics, like making you sweat or shiver or increasing (or decreasing) your heart rate. If you’re asleep when your thermostat soars or dips, you’re in for a restless night and a not so great morning. Trouble is, our perception of temperature is as unique as our fingerprints – two people in the same bed can feel very different about the micro-climate (the temperature under the covers). Read more on Restonic.com.

Is sleeping in a cold bedroom better for you?

Ask any insomniac about the perils of a hot pillow: When you’re trying to sleep, your brain loves the cold. Wearing a cooling cap helped insomniacs snooze almost as well as people without sleep problems, found a study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and there’s also some evidence that yawning helps your brain offload heat before bedtime. Read more on Time.com.

What temperature should your bedroom be?

During the course of a normal day, your body temperature rises and falls slightly. This pattern is tied to your sleep cycle. As you become drowsy, your temperature goes down, reaches its lowest level around 5:00 a.m., and climbs slightly as morning begins. This is why the air in your room can affect the quality of your sleep: if it’s too hot, it may interfere with your body’s natural dip and make you more restless through the night. In fact, studies indicate that some forms of insomnia are associated with an improper regulation of body temperature. Of course, each of us has a slightly different optimal temperature for sleep, so experiment with keeping your room cool and find what makes you most comfortable. Read more on SleepFoundation.org.

Outlast – the new temperature controlling miracle

Restonic mattresses contain Outlast, an NASA-developed temperature controlling system that proactively regulates temperature to adjust to the body’s microclimate for optimum comfort. When it’s too warm, Outlast absorbs and stores the excess heat. Outlast then adapts to the body’s microclimate so overheating and sweating are reduced. As your skin cools, the heat is then released back to the body to maintain a balanced temperature. The cycle works continuously, compared to other performance materials that manage temperature and moisture by reactively pulling moisture away from the skin by wicking, Outlast technology proactively manages heat while controlling the production of moisture before it begins.

Ready to go mattress shopping and start sleeping better? If you’re ready for a new mattress, we’d love to help you find the right one for you. Visit our Find a Retailer page and we’ll locate a store close by where you can lie on our mattresses and talk to a trained sales professional. 


 

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This blog was originally published on Restonic.com and does not provide medical advice. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on Restonic.com. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

How to Write a “Useful” Online Mattress Review

Tips for writing a helpful online mattress review

Do you know how to write a constructive online review? Unlike being able to sing, writing an online review that’s helpful to others isn’t a natural born talent. Sharing what we enjoy or find frustrating about our purchases can quickly devolve into either a snarky, emotional rant or a mini-memoir extoling personal sleep challenges, which isn’t useful.

As a mattress manufacturer, online review sites throw a spotlight on what our customers love about our beds – and what they can do without. Sites like Yelp and GoodBed allow us to connect with our consumers and learn from their experiences – and for that we’re grateful. We think of it as a free research and development department.

If you’d like to share your experience with Restonic (or any product you purchase), we’d love to help you write better reviews.

Writing reviews – think before you write

The best online reviews offer up information that help future buyers make smart purchasing decisions. They walk a fine line between telling a story about the experience and describing product specifics. While even the most scathing or the most glowing reviews can share nuggets of information, most people gravitate toward reviews that offer logical, concise descriptions and product specs.

Try these 5 tips for writing online reviews.

1.Share your retail experience but leave out sales people’s names

Your buying experience is as important as what you eventually take home. A helpful and friendly sales person, clean store and fair prices are all important points to include. Be honest in the attitude, helpfulness and skill level of the sales person but stick to first names only. The powers that be will know who you’re referring to and that’s all that matters.

  • Ben was helpful in showing us a variety of models in our price range and gave us time to try each one while explaining the features and benefits.
  • We felt rushed and the sales person helping us didn’t answer our questions. We liked the store but would prefer to deal with someone else next time.
  •  Include relevant product details

“It’s good” or “it’s comfortable” are hard terms for someone reading a review to understand because what’s good for one person isn’t necessarily good for another. While you may enjoy a firm mattress and call that comfortable, another person might be looking for something with more cushioning. When writing your review think about using clarifying statements:

  • I wanted an extra firm mattress and this mattress met my expectations.
  • I wanted soft, pillow-top mattress but the one I bought was too firm and I woke up with back pain.
  • I suffer from fibromyalgia and wanted a very cushiony mattress – the one I choose allows me to sleep without pain.

3.Write about what’s NOT happening

When we shop for a new mattress, it’s usually to solve a problem. But after a few months of sleeping on a new mattress, we may have forgotten about our original complaints if the mattress is doing its job.

  • Was tossing and turning your complaint? If you’re sleeping through the night, include what you to believe the reason. Maybe it’s better temperature regulation or lack of back pain throughout the night.
  • How about pressure relief? If you don’t wake up with tingly arms or sore hips and shoulders during the night, then your mattress is probably doing pretty well on that front.
  • No back pain in the morning? Your mattress must be providing you with proper support for your spine.

4.Keep your reviews simple

People who read review sites want your personal experience and product details but they also want to skim through many reviews. If your review is long-winded and the important parts are in the fourth paragraph, there’s a good chance your review won’t be read. Get to the point quickly and wrap up with your recommendation.

Write reviews for products that delight AND disappoint you

If you’re a Yelp or Amazon reviewer, you already know the more reviews you write, the more people read them. But did you know that Yelp filters out reviewers who only post wholly positive or wholly negative reviews? Writing about products and experiences you recommend as well as those you want to warn other people about will help you and the people who read your reviews.

If you’ve thought about writing an online review of your Restonic mattress but don’t think you have much to say, that’s good news. It probably means your mattress is doing what you want it to do. We’d still love to hear about it though!

Write a review now on GoodBed.com.

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This blog was originally published on Restonic.com and does not provide medical advice. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on Restonic.com. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

Transform Your Dining Room from Dull to Dazzling!

How can you create an inviting, comforting experience that your guests will long remember?

If you’re looking for a setting to delight friends and family on special occasions, look no further than your dining space. Even if your current dining area is a little on the dull side, it’s not too late to get it ready to dazzle! Here are some ideas to create casual elegance for your dining space:

1. Mix up colors and finishes

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Mix up colors and finishes of your chairs, table, and companion dining pieces. Photo credit: Hooker Furniture

 

One of the biggest trends for dining chairs and tables is to mix it up, especially when it comes to the finish of the chairs. You can even mix up the chair styles. Or, mix wood chairs with slipcover or upholstered chairs. Think eclectic. At the same time, you don’t want a hodge-podge look. A good rule of thumb: Keep the armchairs on each end of the table consistent, and keep the side chairs consistent. Also, keep the height of the chairs relatively the same.

2. Mix it up using bar stools, bar cabinets & bar-height tables

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Bar stools, counter stools and counter height dining areas are rising in popularity. Photo credit: Marge Carson Furniture

Taking a cue from resort-like restaurants, hotels and bistros where they have been enjoyed for years, bar and counter stools and counter-height dining tables are much in demand today. They make the dining experience more fun, casual and comfortable.

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Bar stools and counter-height dining bring an element of fun to dining. Photo credit: Hooker Furniture

Bar stools and bistro-like tables are perfect for parties and entertaining when people like to move around the room, alternating between sitting and standing.

3. Mix it up with cabinets

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Cabinets for your dining space are getting smaller and more multipurpose. Photo credit: Hooker Furniture

With today’s open floor plans where the dining space often flows into the kitchen and family room, dining furnishings are going smaller scale, more versatile and multi-functional. Bar cabinets that include some kind of storage and prep area for drinks are increasingly popular. Full-sized china cabinets are being replaced with smaller display cabinets, buffets, bar cabinets and bar carts.

4. Add delightful designer details

It’s the attention to detail that truly makes your dining space—and the experiences you have there—dazzling. In her own dining room makeover, an interior designer relates how she recovered her plain Jane dining chairs in the same fabric as the drapery panels.

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Designer details take the dining space form dull to dazzling. Photo credit: Trisha McBride Ferguson

Taking the designer approach a step further and making the space more eclectic and interesting, this homeowner incorporated a second fabric in the room by creating small kidney pillows for the back of the chairs in an aqua and while trellis fabric. Not only do the pillows add visual interest; they’re comfortable.

 

These are the kind of touches in your dining room or dining space that will take your special occasions this fall and winter to the next level!

10 Reasons to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Bed

Romancing your partner the best way possible…

While Valentine’s Day spurs most couples to whip out their credit cards for flowers, chocolates, wine – a reservation at a sinfully expensive restaurant – we think the point has been somewhat missed. Doesn’t matter if you’re the little spoon, big spoon or the jetpack, we think a good snuggle on Valentine’s Day is the best way to celebrate this lover’s holiday.

Just a snuggle, you scoff?

Physical affection is so powerful that researchers say even couples who struggle with health issues, financial instability and parenting styles, report being intensely in love if they’re regularly intimate with each other. Oxytocin, the cuddle hormone, can take credit for that little bit of magic, not a credit card or a bouquet of roses. The more we touch, hug, snuggle and kiss our partners, the more connected we’ll feel and the happier we’ll be.

Do you really need another reason to go to bed early this Valentine’s Day?

Just in case you answered yes to that question, we’ve put together a list of things you can do together in the bedroom – and they don’t cost a fortune. And while they’re all G-rated, we believe you’ll want to lock the bedroom door and celebrate. Just the two of you…

Start in the morning

Who says Valentine’s Day only begins after work and when the kids are in bed? Begin the day with simple, sweet texts that remind your partner how much you love him or her. But don’t stop there. Buy a stack of post-it notes and stick them in random places throughout your home – or create a trail to the bedroom…

Create an adult’s only spa

Unlike most nights, the goal of your bedroom tonight isn’t to sleep – yet. Transform your sleep space into a soothing spa sanctuary by filling it with succulent scents and luxurious sheets and pillows. Place candles around the room (but be mindful of safety) and turn out the lights. You can manage the rest on your own, we’re sure…

Crack open the bubbly

Drinking too much alcohol before bed isn’t a good idea because of how it interferes with sleep. But it’s Valentine’s Day and if you can’t treat yourself tonight, when can you? We recommend setting your limit before you open the bottle – and taking your last slip at least an hour before you tuck in for the night. Use your imagination to figure out what to do between sips.

Make a picnic

Lay a soft blanket on the floor and spread out a feast of your partner’s favorite foods. Ramp up the ambiance with tiny white Christmas lights draped across the window. Don’t worry that it’s not perfect – the kitschy feel will add to the fun.

Talk it out

Skip the small talk and enjoy an evening of sharing your hopes, fears and dreams. Some of your conversations might venture into tricky (maybe even emotional) territory, but just go with it. A 2010 study published in the journal Psychological Science reported that happy couples have twice as many deep and substantive conversations than unhappy couples. Turns out, getting up close and personal with your partner’s brain can be a turn on.

Trade massages

We all live life at an incredibly fast pace, checking emails up to the minute we turn out the light. Doesn’t sharing back rubs sound like a delicious way to spend the evening? What’s even better is that you don’t have to be particularly good at giving a massage. All you need is some scented massage oil, towels to cover the sheets and a willingness to learn what your partner likes. The point here is to touch – a great massage is a bonus.

Fool around

When’s the last time you and your partner tickled out your troubles? A good old fashioned tickle fight that doesn’t end until someone calls uncle? Made a fort out of the sheets? Just because you’re grown up doesn’t mean you giving into boring, right? Lock the door and commit to finding your partner’s most ticklish spot – along with all the other ones that cause uncontrollable giggling. We dare ya!

Watch a movie together

After the champagne, massages and tickle fights, you’ll be ready for some down-time, nestled safely in each other’s arms. Whether it’s a sappy romantic movie, a paranormal movie-thon or a scare-fest that makes her snuggle closer, it’s time to climb into your bed and just relax. But we’d be remiss if we didn’t warn you – some foods don’t belong in bed. Fondue, for example. An open flame + dripping oil = fon-don’t!

Lights out

At the end of the day, its night – and that means time for sleep. Turn the lights out, pull up the covers and snuggle in for the best sleep of your life. You’ve earned it!

Plan for next Valentine’s Day

Now that you’ve learned how much fun it can be to celebrate Valentine’s Day in your partner’s arms in bed, it’s time to take a closer look at your mattress. Is your mattress still a haven of comfort and serenity or is it time to consider replacing it? Shopping for a mattress is hard work – it’s not easy finding the one that’s right for you.

What’s the true cost of a good mattress? If you spent $2,000 on a new mattress and slept comfortably on that mattress for 7 years, the cost of healthy sleep would be $1.27 per night – less than the cost of Starbucks coffee in the morning…

If you’re ready for a new mattress, we’d love to help you find the right one for you. Visit our Find a Retailer page and we’ll locate a store close by where you can lie on our mattresses and talk to a trained sales professional.

 

Eager for more sleep info you can really use? Join our communities on Facebook and Twitter and let’s continue the conversation. We’d love to hear what you have to say!

This blog was originally published on Restonic.com and does not provide medical advice. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on Restonic.com. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

Super Bowl Menu AND Your Sleep

Real simple tips to keep the gang fed without ruining their sleep

When the NFL’s top teams face off on the gridiron, you want to serve touchdown-worthy eats. Maybe you’ve been googling Super Bowl recipes that will feed a big crowd. Or maybe you’re on the prowl for slow cooker recipes for you and the famjam. The Super Bowl is a fun time to get together with friends and family and game day just wouldn’t be the same without a table full of cheesy, meaty eats.

But what about your night’s sleep afterward?

Science (and your gut) support the idea that food affects sleep – and not always in a good way. Foods that deliver your best night’s sleep may not be high on your priority list for game night and we get it. Sleep-healthy foods aren’t exactly filled with the cheesy goodness you’re craving during the Super Bowl. But what if you could enjoy the gastro-goodness of the Super Bowl AND get a good night’s sleep afterward?

Time to set the rules of engagement for game night to ensure a great evening cheering your favorite team – and a great night’s sleep afterward.

Game time snacking menu

Set your own rules for game time this year. Choose classic Super Bowl snacks that are easy to eat and super-easy to prepare ahead so you can get in on the action too. The recipes below will score big on both counts. What’s more, they’ll tease the salty, sweet flavors you’re craving and even ante up with some tequila shots – cooked into the chicken of course. The best part? There’s something in each that will help – not hinder – your sleep afterward.

Drinks

Drinking alcohol can make you feel sleepy but it actually disrupts your sleep later in the night. The drinks we’ve spotlighted below contain alcohol mixed with other ingredients. Control your alcohol consumption on game night by paring down the alcohol and upping non-alcohol ingredients. Also remember to down a glass a water between every alcoholic drink to prevent dehydration, which is what will be waking you up at 3 am with a raging a headache if you don’t. Enjoy responsibly!

Beer Sangria – We love this recipe because of the grape juice, a known contributor to melatonin – that wonderful sleep-hormone that helps you fall asleep and stay asleep longer. Prepare this drink before the game begins and serve chilled.

Winner’s Cocktail – Customize this cocktail, depending on whether you’re cheering for the Seahawks or the Patriots. If your team packs as powerful a punch as this drink, be careful…

Bites

Chickpea Avocado Salad – Chickpeas contain Vitamin B6, which helps your body produce melatonin – there’s that amazing hormone again. Spinach is loaded with calcium, which helps the brain process tryptophan to manufacture melatonin and serotonin – and its low in calories. Talk about a winning start!

Slow Cooker Spinach & Artichoke Dip – We love that everything gets thrown into the slow cooker so you can focus on the rest of your menu. Start cooking a few hours before the game and stir every hour or so. Be prepared for lots of wanna-be-taste-testers begging for an early snack. By the way, artichokes are a natural hangover remedy, according to WebMD. Just sayin…

Salsa Guacamole Dip – Paired with homemade tortilla chips and the chicken below, this is the perfect tryptophan combo (for game night at least). It takes about 20 minutes to prepare, which you can do early in the day and chill until game time.

Tequila-Lime Chicken Drumsticks – Prep time is about 35 minutes and can be served at room temperature or fresh from the oven. Proteins are the building blocks of tryptophan, which is why the best bedtime snack is one that contains both a carbohydrate and protein – in moderation of course…

Sweets

Dark Chocolate Mocha Brownies – Everyone knows dark chocolate is a super-food – and it works hard while you sleep. These tasty treats will be the hit of the crowd and you can feel good knowing they’re good for you too. Well, they’re sort of good for you…

We know you don’t want to miss a second of the big game – or the commercials. And with this customized Super Bowl menu, you shouldn’t miss any sleep on Sunday night either.

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This blog was originally published on Restonic.com and does not provide medical advice. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on Restonic.com. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

Pro Tips for Creating Amazing Spaces

Ever flipped through a home magazine and marveled at how perfect everything looks? While those professionally decorated rooms may seem unattainable, the difference between where-did-I-go-wrong and “wow” is often only a matter of inches. That’s because professional designers know the measuring rules that ensure aesthetically pleasing results.

Let’s go to the (measuring) tape!

2Paint: Before having your favorite color mixed, measure the length and width of your walls to determine how many square feet you need to cover. As a rule, one gallon of good quality pain will cover approximately 400 square feet of wall space. Before beginning, it’s always a good idea to paint a test swath to see how the color you think will look simply divine appears in different lights throughout the day.

 

 

3Lighting: Strategic overhead lighting can greatly enhance a space if you’re smart about fixture size. To determine the best size for your space, add the length and width of your room in feet to find the size (in inches) of an appropriate fixture. For example, if you room is 15 by 20 feet, look for a chandelier that’s about 35 inches (15+20) wide. Keep in mind that if you’re hanging a chandelier over the dining room table, the bottom of the fixture should end 36 inches above the table.

 

 

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Windows: In-the-know designers use curtain fullness and spacing to make windows appear larger. As a general rule, curtain panels should be two-and-a-half to three times the width of a window—making each panel one-and-a-quarter toone-and-a-half times wider. Another way to make a window look wider is purchase a curtain rod that is 20 inches wider than the window, then extend the rod ten inches on each side. To create an illusion of height, mount curtain rods as high as possible above the window while letting the curtain panel just touch the floor or fall below it with up to a one-and-a-half break on the floor.

 

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Dining Tables and Chairs: Ever wondered just how many chairs should be placed around your dining table? Here are the guidelines for ideal seating arrangements: Use two to four chairs for 36-inch wide tables, six chairs for 48-inch rounds, and eight armchairs or 10 armless chairs for 60-inch rounds.

 

 

6Fabric: Before you decide to recover an older sofa or
chairs, you’ll need to estimate how much fabric you’ll need, and it’s often a lot more than you might guess. For example, a standard 84-inch sofa with exposed legs and a tight back will require 14 yards of plain, 54-inch wide fabric. For a skirt, add an additional two yards, and if the fabric you love has a pattern or repeat, expect to need an additional one-and-a-half to two times more fabric. To cover a wing or club chair, you’ll need from five to seven yards of fabric, depending on pattern and repeat. Hint: Unless you know your older sofa is of high-quality, using eight-way, hand-tied construction, it’s often less expensive to buy new than recover!

 

 

Now that you’ve got the inside scoop from the pros, your space is sure to be magazine-shoot ready in no time!

How to Choose the Best Sheets for Your Bed

Different types of sheets

There’s nothing better than crawling into a freshly made bed with crisp sheets at the end of a long day, right? How you choose to dress your mattress has almost as much to do with your comfort level at night as the type of mattress you own. There’s an overabundance of options when it comes to bed sheets – different thread counts, feels and fabrics.

Let’s break down all you need to know to pick the best sheets for your bed.

What does thread count mean?

The thread count of sheets is written across bed sheet packaging but what does it mean and is it important when choosing new sheets? “Yes and no,” says Stephen Cardino, home fashion director at Macy’s. “Thread count is often used as the barometer of a sheet’s smoothness and durability. However, this measurement—which should refer to the number of threads woven into a square inch of fabric—isn’t always reliable. High thread count is a factor, but the type of cotton can be more significant.” Read more at RealSimple.com

Cotton sheets

Most people sleep on sheets woven from some form of cotton or cotton blend – combed, Egyptian, flannel, Pima or Percale. What’s the difference? Good question.

  • Combed cotton is smooth and soft. Its impurities have been removed or combed out.
  • Egyptian cotton is grown along the Nile River in Egypt. It’s a luxurious bedding fabric with extra-long fibers that are super strong and absorbent.
  • Flannel is a warm cotton blend.
  • Pima cotton is made from soft cotton grown in Pima, Arizona.
  • Percale cotton is a soft combed fabric, usually in combination with polyester to create a wrinkle-resistant sheet. Read more at HSN.com

Other fabrics and blends for sheets

Sateen and satin are often mistaken as fibers when in reality they’re actually weaves and blends of cotton.

  • Sateen sheets are made from a weave of natural fibers and cotton. The way they are weaved together is what gives sateen sheets their sheen.
  • Satin sheets are also a weave and usually a blend of wool, cottons, acetate, polyester, silk or other materials.
  • Silk sheets are the most luxurious and durable fiber – thanks to the silkworm.

What sheets should you buy for your bed?

When shopping for sheets you need to take a few things into consideration:

1.     Are you a hot or cold sleeper? If you’re constantly warm while sleeping, you’ll want a more breathable, light weight sheet. Stay away from sateen or satin sheets as they’re light weight but not very breathable, trapping in heat. If you’re wrapped in a cocoon of sheets and blankets because you’re cold while you sleep, you’ll want a warmer, heavy weight sheet – flannel or even a sateen blend.

2.     What time of year is it and what climate do you live in? Someone living in Boston will have different sheet needs than someone in Phoenix because of the different climates. We’re pretty sure people in Phoenix don’t use flannel sheets, whereas our friends in Boston have certainly needed them this winter.

3.     Who are the sheets for? If you have kids, a cotton-poly blend is probably best because they’re durable and easy to clean. If you are shopping for an elderly parent, again keep in mind that when you’re older your blood flow isn’t what it used to be and you tend to run cool. Your elderly parent may need a heavier weight sheet to stay warm while they sleep.

Once you’ve found the right sheets for you, take care of them so they’ll last longer than just one season. Experts recommend stripping the bed weekly to remove a build-up of dust, debris, sweat and other icky things that take up residence in your bed. If you sleep in the nude, consider changing your sheets twice a week for hygienic reasons.

If you’ve just bought new sheets and still aren’t sleeping as soundly as you’d like, it might be time for a new mattress – and we’d love to help you find the right one for you. Visit our Find a Retailer page and we’ll locate a store close by where you can lie on our mattresses and talk to a trained sales professional. Use these links to begin your online research:

 

Eager for more sleep info you can really use? Join our communities on Facebook and Twitter and let’s continue the conversation. We’d love to hear what you have to say!

This blog was originally published on Restonic.com and does not provide medical advice. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on Restonic.com.