For some, simply getting to sleep means that a litany of conditions must be met lest they lie awake half the night, unable to get comfortable. Luckily, there are any number of useful accessories for your bed that will not only help you get to sleep, but help you stay that way all night. Read on to discover what they are.
1. Memory foam pillows
Memory foam is all the rage these days and nowhere has it been more popular than in pillows. Memory foam pillows offer greater support for your head than other types of pillow, moulding itself around you while you sleep for increased comfort. Then, when you get up in the morning, it gradually returns to its neutral position ready for you to hit the hay that night. The support offered by pillows like these means you’re much less likely to wake up with a stiff neck or muscle soreness. The best part is they aren’t very expensive and can be ordered online from specialist retailers such as Sleepys.com.au.
2. Mattress toppers
Mattress toppers are perfect for those who struggle to get comfortable. Simply pull them over the top of the mattress to add an extra layer of padding and cushioning. They come in all sizes (single, double, queen and king) and even in different levels of padding. Mattress toppers tend to be best suited for those who have a harder mattress and can’t afford to get a softer one. Additionally, a mattress cover will function as a protector too, keeping sweat stains and allergens out of the mattress entirely. Combine one of these with some high quality sheets and leaving your comfy bed in the morning with become a significantly greater challenge.
3. Bed fans
Are you the sort of person that likes having lots of covers on the bed but hates getting too warm? It sounds like a rather strange issue to have but it’s far more common than you realise. Thus, the invention of the bed fan. Bed fans are small, vertically-designed devices that sit at the foot of the bed. They feature an adjustable arm that creates a small opening at the bottom of your sheets that allows the bed fan to gently blow cool air under the duvet to keep you from overheating. They don’t make much noise and the air they blow is very gentle, so it won’t cause your sheets to billow around too much and wake you up.
Those are just three nifty accessories for your bed out of a field of hundreds. What about high-tech sleep masks that help you better access your REM cycle or smart electric blankets that adjust heat according to room, bed and body temperature? There are so many different ways to get a good night’s sleep and this list only scratches the surface.