How to choose the right pillows and duvets for good sleep

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“Sweet Dreams!” we wish home and go to a sleepy cor­ner of our apart­ment. We sit com­fort­ably on the bed and begin to count sheep, lambs, the num­ber of ban­knotes in the wal­let and the days until pay­day. And here the fun begins! The body is in no hur­ry to relax and fall into the arms of Mor­pheus with a sense of accom­plish­ment. Who is to blame and what to do if you can’t sleep?

What will the thermometer tell

What will the thermometer tell

The main con­di­tion for sound sleep is the ambi­ent tem­per­a­ture. Remem­ber how hard it is to fall asleep on a hot sum­mer night? “Not too cold and not too hot!” – this is the prin­ci­ple advised by experts when choos­ing bed­ding and plan­ning a night’s rest..

“Peo­ple sleep best between 62 and 70 degrees Fahren­heit (equiv­a­lent to 16–21°C),” He speaks PhD, Dr. Alice Hoaglanddirec­tor Uni­ty Sleep Dis­or­ders Cen­ter in Rochester, New York. — When the ambi­ent tem­per­a­ture drops too low, you may wake up. A good blan­ket helps keep the cold out. On the oth­er hand, over­heat­ing also dis­rupts your sleep. Body tem­per­a­ture usu­al­ly drops dur­ing the first four hours of sleep. This phys­i­o­log­i­cal fea­ture helps you fall asleep and con­sis­tent­ly go through all four stages of dreams. Any­thing that inter­feres with low­er­ing body tem­per­a­ture can pro­voke insom­nia.”

How to choose a cozy blanket

Accord­ing to sea­son­al­i­ty, blan­kets are con­di­tion­al­ly divid­ed into four groups: win­ter, sum­mer, demi-sea­son and “4 sea­sons”. Warm win­ter blan­kets are an ide­al choice for peo­ple liv­ing in the north of our coun­try, they do not leave the slight­est chance for severe frosts to ruin a night’s rest. But if the room is well heat­ed, there is no rea­son to buy such a blan­ket, it will be too hot under it. But it is per­fect for those house­holds who sleep with an open win­dow in both win­ter and sum­mer.

Demi-sea­son blan­kets are designed for peo­ple with mod­er­ate needs for warmth, they are con­sid­ered an excel­lent choice for win­ter if the house or apart­ment is mod­er­ate­ly heat­ed.

Light, airy and lit­er­al­ly weight­less, sum­mer blan­kets are made from mate­ri­als that pro­vide max­i­mum air cir­cu­la­tion. Thus, they allow you to sleep in the heat, even if the old ther­mome­ter is shocked by the tem­per­a­ture out­side the win­dow.

Blan­kets “4 sea­sons” are the man­u­fac­tur­ers’ answer to the nat­ur­al desire of a Russ­ian per­son to live well and save a lit­tle more. Usu­al­ly they con­sist of two parts, which are inter­con­nect­ed by but­tons. If it is cold out­side and indoors — both parts of the bed linen are used, sum­mer has come — the warm part of the prod­uct can be put on the shelf.

Natural VS synthetic: which is better

Natural VS synthetic: which is better

Today it is gen­er­al­ly accept­ed that every­thing that is nat­ur­al is good, and syn­thet­ic is bad. But when the top­ic of con­ver­sa­tion is the choice of a blan­ket, not every­thing is so sim­ple! Nat­ur­al air cir­cu­la­tion and high ther­mal con­duc­tiv­i­ty are two cri­te­ria that you should pay atten­tion to when choos­ing the tex­ture of linen.

    Vata as it is

A clas­sic of Sovi­et com­fort is a heavy wadded blan­ket. Made from envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly filler, it does not cause aller­gies and is suit­able for heat­ing on a cold night. But he also has an unpleas­ant prop­er­ty — it absorbs mois­ture and a vari­ety of odors, so it will not last long. Due to the fact that cot­ton wool is sat­u­rat­ed with mois­ture, it becomes a breed­ing ground for harm­ful microflo­ra — bac­te­ria and fun­gi.

Soft duvets are anoth­er reminder from child­hood. These were our moth­ers and grand­moth­ers. Down duvets per­fect­ly retain heat, it is not hot under them in win­ter and autumn, as well as in the off-sea­son. Thanks to good air cir­cu­la­tion, the body breathes under the duvet, and this is an impor­tant con­di­tion for sound sleep. But, as in the case of cot­ton wool, the fluff quick­ly absorbs mois­ture, so it becomes damp. If the blan­ket has become unusu­al­ly heavy, it’s time to part with it. It should also be borne in mind that some­times dust mites start up in downy prod­ucts, so linen requires care­ful care in dry clean­ing.

There are not only silk bed­ding, but also blan­kets. Silk fill­ing is light­weight, hypoal­ler­genic, prac­ti­cal and durable. Under such a blan­ket is always com­fort­able, but there is a minus. Silk is one of the most expen­sive tex­tures, so you have to fork out.

In the store you can find a blan­ket made of wool for any sea­son. For exam­ple, thick quilts are suit­able for win­ter, while light­weight lamb­swool options are suit­able for sum­mer. There are also prod­ucts made of camel and goat hair.

Woolen blan­kets per­fect­ly retain body tem­per­a­ture, can serve for a long time. But you need to take care of them care­ful­ly — wool is a favorite “del­i­ca­cy” of moths, so you need to store linen with spe­cial means that dri­ve away insects.

    Green exotic

Bam­boo blan­kets are incred­i­bly pop­u­lar today. Green exot­ic attracts atten­tion, first of all, with its acces­si­bil­i­ty and prac­ti­cal­i­ty of use. Bam­boo is hypoal­ler­genic and has antibac­te­r­i­al prop­er­ties. Dust mites sim­ply do not have a chance to sur­vive in such an envi­ron­ment.

Anoth­er plus of bam­boo fab­ric is that the blan­ket can be washed in an auto­mat­ic machine. If you want it to last longer, go for the quilt­ed ver­sion because bam­boo tends to shrink over time.

    Eucalyptus freshness

Lyocell filler, or in oth­er words, euca­lyp­tus, is anoth­er great option for nat­ur­al plant linen. An inter­est­ing fact: due to good air exchange and hygro­scop­ic­i­ty, it is almost impos­si­ble to sweat under such a blan­ket. Which, of course, is a plus in the off-sea­son, when one night is warm, and the next can be pret­ty cold.

    Sintepon and holofiber

Such blan­kets are the most com­mon and, due to their low cost, one of the most sought after. They have enough plus­es — they are not aller­genic, they do not gath­er into lumps and do not fall off. Although there are dis­ad­van­tages — they do not store heat for long and do not absorb mois­ture well. How­ev­er, they can be washed in a machine.

it
inter­est­ing!

“Weight­ed blan­kets are one of the most pow­er­ful tools for help­ing peo­ple who are upset, anx­ious, on the verge of los­ing con­trol of them­selves. They are used in psy­chi­atric care, — He speaks Karen Moore occu­pa­tion­al ther­a­pist. “These blan­kets are also sold for gen­er­al use as an aid to falling asleep faster and hav­ing a com­fort­able rest. Their effec­tive­ness is due to an increase in pres­sure on recep­tors locat­ed through­out the body. Sen­so­ry pres­sure helps to relax the body, mak­ing the per­son feel safe. By the way, this is the main rea­son why many peo­ple sleep under a blan­ket even in the heat of sum­mer.

Looking for a pillow for sweet dreams

Looking for a pillow for sweet dreams

When choos­ing a pil­low in addi­tion to a blan­ket, in addi­tion to stiff­ness, the type of filler and the height of the prod­uct, you need to focus on your favorite posi­tion dur­ing sleep.

If you like to sleep on your back, the height of the prod­uct should be approx­i­mate­ly the width of your shoul­der. The ide­al shape is anatom­i­cal, when the head lies in a spe­cial recess, and the neck is sup­port­ed by a roller.

Are you used to sleep­ing on your stom­ach? It is bet­ter to choose the small­est pil­low, the height of which does not exceed 6–7 cen­time­ters. Some experts even advise sleep­ing with­out it at all, or putting a pil­low under your low­er back to relax your back mus­cles.

If you sleep on your back, con­grat­u­la­tions! This is the best posi­tion for view­ing col­or­ful dreams. In this posi­tion, the body is com­fort­able, the per­son gets enough sleep and wakes up active. In order not to over­load the neck once again, choose a pil­low with­in 8–10 cen­time­ters. The shape of the prod­uct can be any, and the rigid­i­ty is ide­al­ly medi­um.

Care­ful­ly!

Rigid ortho­pe­dic pil­lows, in con­trast to pop­u­lar belief, are intend­ed exclu­sive­ly for peo­ple with dis­eases of the mus­cu­loskele­tal sys­tem. Doc­tors can also rec­om­mend them to peo­ple over 40–45 years old. It is not worth exper­i­ment­ing with them on your own!

What are the fillers

What are the fillers

In addi­tion to the 8 main types of fillers, which we talked about ear­li­er, in the con­text of the top­ic of blan­kets, pil­lows are filled with oth­er cozy tex­tures. What are their advan­tages?

    Latex (rubber)

The hard­est and dens­est among fillers. Mites can­not live on latex, and mold does not form. Among oth­er advan­tages is good air cir­cu­la­tion: it is not hot to sleep on such a pil­low. Of the minus­es of the prod­uct — not suit­able for peo­ple with aller­gies to latex. And dur­ing the first few nights, the prod­uct may smell like rub­ber, which not every­one will like.

Prod­ucts made of polyurethane foam with “mem­o­ry effect” pro­vide the best sup­port for the head, as they adapt to the con­tours of the human body. If you raise your head, the pil­low quick­ly returns to its orig­i­nal shape, which is very con­ve­nient. But there are also dis­ad­van­tages. Sleep­ing on such a pil­low in the heat can be uncom­fort­able. Air cir­cu­la­tion in the prod­uct is poor, which pre­vents mois­ture from evap­o­rat­ing.

    Buckwheat husk

Buck­wheat husk, like oth­er types of nat­ur­al filler, is char­ac­ter­ized by good hygro­scop­ic­i­ty, ide­al­ly adapt­ing to the curves of the body. There is only one minus for such a prod­uct — the rus­tle of the filler dur­ing the slight­est move­ment of the head can inter­fere with sleep.

hand-made:
heal­ing
pil­lows!

Mas­ters of unique hand-made prod­ucts can offer pil­lows filled with med­i­c­i­nal herbs, cedar shav­ings, wal­nut shells and pine cone husks. It is believed that they have med­i­c­i­nal prop­er­ties.

So, peo­ple with car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­eases are rec­om­mend­ed pil­lows with wal­nut chips, because they con­tain phy­ton­cides. If you suf­fer from fluc­tu­at­ing blood pres­sure, you may find relief by falling asleep on a pil­low made from cedar cones. And for peo­ple prone to depres­sion, pil­lows based on “sleepy” herbs can help.

By Yraa

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