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How to Create Your Best Bed

waterproof mattress protectorIf you're someone who likes to come home and snuggle into bed after a stressful day, you're not alone. You deserve to come home to the bed of your dreams and drift off into slumber land. Here are some unique tricks for turning your bed into a cozy, safe haven for you to sleep your stress away.

First, having the picture perfect pillow is an absolute necessity for getting a good night's sleep. Using an uncomfortable pillow can actually worsen chronic issues such as neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, arm numbness, and more. It's important to pick a pillow based on your sleeping position. There are pillows designed for back sleepers, stomach sleepers, and side sleepers. Don't hesitate to go to a retail store and feel the different types of pillows that are available. Don't just go for the cheapest. Additionally, it's recommended to get a new pillow at least every two years. After that, dust mites, skin cells, mold, and mildew can make up almost half of the pillow's total weight. Don't forget to pick out soft pillowcases as well.

After you've picked the perfect pillow, turn your attention to the sheets. An industry expert says most weavers will say the maximum number of threads that can be woven into a single square inch of fabric is between 500 and 600. Most people just assume that a higher thread count is better, but that's not always the case -- you should focus your attention on the type of material as well. Egyptian cotton tends to be the softest. You should also consider investing in a waterproof mattress protector or waterproof sheets as well. Mattresses, like pillows, can accumulate a lot of dust and mildew over the course of its life. Buying a waterproof mattress protector can extend the life of your mattress and keep it as sanitary as possible. You can even buy protective pillow cases and waterproof fitted bed sheets, however, a waterproof mattress protector will offer the most protection.

Finally, it's important to find the right type of blanket depending on your sleeping habits. If your room is particularly cold, a down comforter is the warmest blanket you can buy. If you tend to get warm while you sleep, a lighter blanket is probably better. Again, don't be afraid to visit a store and sample different types of blankets. Buying the right blanket is an investment, and the process should never be rushed.

You deserve to get a good night's sleep after a long day. Put in the effort and create your best bed -- you'll be happy you did.