Are you one of those people who struggle to sleep on a daily basis but once they’re in a hotel, they sleep like a log? There seems to be something magical about hotels and particularly the hotel beds. Once you hit the sheets at night, you drift off into a deep peaceful sleep. If that sounds like you, we’re going to help you to sleep as good at home as you are in hotels! Because after all, it would be a shame to spend all your money on hotels while you’ve got great potential at home. Chances are high you have a bed already, but the question is whether you’re using the right duvet, pillows and linens to create the best sleeping experience ever. We’re discussing the top five reasons why you sleep worse at home.
1. You’re Using the Wrong Pillows
If there’s something we have learned at Fine Bedding Company, it’s that most people are using the wrong pillows for their sleeping position. Did you simply buy a pillow randomly, without researching what the best pillow would be for your body? And does your back or neck randomly start aching throughout the night? Then it’s safe to say that your pillow is not working for you.
When buying pillows, it’s crucial to consider your sleeping position. If you tend to sleep on your back all night long, we recommend using a medium firm pillow that gives you the support you need without being uncomfortably hard. Side sleepers make up for 74% of the population, it’s the most common sleeping position. However, did you know that a firm pillow is recommended if you sleep on your side? This is important to keep your head aligned with your spine, so you don’t risk getting any back or neck pains. Finally, if you sleep on your stomach/front, it’s best to stop doing that. But if you must, we recommend a soft pillow to ensure your spine is aligned.
2. Your Duvet Has Poor Quality
Another reason for your quality of sleep to decrease is the fact that your duvet has poor quality. Duvets generally last a couple of years, if you take good care of them. High quality duvets should be able to last at least five years (but typically a lot longer), if you take good care of them. Our washable duvets are specifically designed to last a long time while also being able to clean them deeply. Almost all of our duvets, except from the natural duvets for which we recommend professional cleaning, can be washed at home. In particular our Night Owl coverless duvet is great if you’re looking for a duvet that is easy to use and extremely comfortable at the same time. If you’re looking for top hotel quality, we recommend our Boutique Silk Duvet which is actually used in many premium hotels around the UK.
3. Mattress Springs Have Worn Out
Another common reason that you’re sleeping less is that your mattress is getting too old. The springs have gone, which means you’ve lost the support and comfort you need. If this is the case, you can do two things. If the mattress is truly too old and losing its shape, we recommend buying a new mattress. However if the mattress itself is still fine but it’s lacking a bit of support, you can add a mattress topper to gain more comfort. A mattress topper can help you to extend the lifespan of your mattress, which is why we always recommend adding it immediately after buying a new mattress.
4. Your Bedding Isn’t Breathable
This is a big one, especially in summer time. If your bedding isn’t breathable enough, you’ll most likely find yourself waking up in the middle of the night because you’re overheated. Nobody likes that sweaty feeling and wants to wake up feeling refreshed and clean. For this reason, it’s important to choose breathable bedding that keeps your body cool throughout the night. Our Breathe Duvet is perfect in this case as it uses a unique blend of our Smartfil® fibre and natural moisture wicking modal to keep your body temperature leveled, even during the hottest summer nights.
5. You’re Too Cold
On the other hand, it might be that you’re actually losing sleep because you’re too cold. To ensure a good quality of sleep, you must keep your body temperature at a decent level. The ideal temperature for your bedroom is between 17 and 19 degrees for this reason. If you easily get cold during the night and you don’t suffer from any allergies, we recommend a heavier weight natural duvet, such as our Gold Hungarian Goose Down Duvet.
At The Fine Bedding Company, we stock hotels and households names around the world providing hotel quality bedding. Here, you can find all the essentials you could need to sleep comfortably at home.