Welcome back to the 7 weeks to the best possible sleep series.
This week we are talking about the best beds and bedding to help you get the best possible sleep.
Mattress companies will tell you in their marketing that you spend about a third of your life in bed so you should invest in a good mattress, and they’re actually right.
Choosing the right mattress can make a huge difference to your sleep quality.
I personally use a Sleeping Duck mattress and recommend them to everyone I know.
I don't get anything for saying that but you can check them out next time you are in the market for a mattress:
I highly doubt anyone is going to impulse buy a new mattress after reading this so let's move on.
Good pillows are far cheaper than mattresses - and unless your mattress is terrible, I think a good pillow could give you an equal improvement in the quality of your sleep.
Just shop around and find a good one that suits you. Pillow Talk is a good shop to go to as they let you try them in store.
$100-200 for a good pillow might sound like a lot, but I think it's well worth it for the improved comfort.
If you are a side sleeper like me, I recommend our Side Sleeper Pillow.
Most pillows are okay for sleeping on your side and okay for sleeping on your back.
Our pillow is great for sleeping on your side and terrible for sleeping on your back.
I sleep with mine every night and find it far more comfortable for sleeping on my side than other pillows. I find it terrible for sleeping on my back, but that's the trade-off.View Side-Sleeper Pillow →
Good sheets can really improve your sleep experience.
I recommend linen sheets for winter, and silk in summer.
We had our silk mask factory make silk sheets for us and they are amazing, the most luxury sleep experience you could imagine.
If you would like us to get them to custom make silk sheets for your bed, just send us an email and we will organise it for you. (Keep in mind real silk is incredibly expensive, it's around $1000+ for a set).
If you are looking for linen sheets I recommend the Australian company Bed Threads.
If you want warm linen sheets in winter, but don't want scratchy fabric on your face while you sleep.
If you don't want to spend $1000+ on a full set of silk sheets but you want to feel nice cool, smooth silk on your face and hair while you sleep.
Then a silk pillowcase is probably the second best value for money upgrade you can get for your sleep experience. (The best being a good pillow)..
Our silk pillowcases are 100% Mulberry silk - Genuine silk, not "vegan silk" ie cheap satin.View Silk Pillowcase →
I’m sure you all have a blanket.
What’s more important in Australia is being too hot to sleep.
I’m sure you all know that it’s harder to sleep without aircon but here’s the science, the optimal sleeping temperature is 18degC.
You heard it here first. It’s easier to sleep in Australia with the aircon on.
Ok, so my tips are getting to the point where the only people who would benefit from them are those who have never slept in their life so I think I’ll end this here.
Spending a little extra in key areas of your bed and bedding can make a huge difference.
Spending $1000s to upgrade your mattress and spending $1000+ more on silk bedding may not be realistic.
However spending $100-200 on a silk pillowcase and a good pillow can be really good value when it comes to improving your sleep experience.
1. Get a new mattress - I like Sleeping Duck
2. Get new sheets - linen in winter, silk in summer (email us if you want us to make you a custom silk sheet set)
3. Get a new pillow - If you sleep on your side I recommend our Side Sleeper Pillow
4. Get a silk pillowcase (much cheaper than a full set of sheets and you get most of the benefits)
5. The optimal sleeping temperature is 18deg -Turn the air conditioner on? Get a blanket?