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How Important Is Comfort In Getting A Good Night's Sleep?

Jul 17, 2013

Nothing is better than a comfortable bed after a long hard day. Cool sheets, a comfortable mattress and supportive, cozy pillow are a great reward at the end of the day. But there are many of you out there putting up with uncomfortable mattresses, hot and sticky sheets and pillows that need constant kneading to be supportive. It makes no sense!

Many of our generation grew up thinking that the harder a bed the better. And many also are continuing to sleep on a mattress that has lost its support, sleeping in a big valley in the middle of their mattress. 

Here is a bit of professional advice: It's ok to be comfortable.

Being comfortable is obviously very subjective, as some people like firm, some soft, some in between. But comfort should not be overlooked, or sacrificed. Why is comfort so important?

  1. Being comfortable helps you fall asleep faster. When you are comfortable, your body can relax and you can fall asleep.
  2. Being comfortable helps you stay asleep longer. Having a comfortable mattress, cool bedding and a dark, quiet sleep environment can help you stay in longer bouts of deep sleep.
  3. Being comfortable means your body can relax. If you are uncomfortable, you will constantly be readjusting to find a comfortable position, or, if you are hot, trying to cool down. Comfort has a direct affect on the quality of your sleep.

Some people think being comfortable means you have to give up support. That is not always the case. Take for example the memory foam mattresses from Bed In A Box. They make a very comfortable all foam mattress which is very comfortable while still being very supportive. The density of the foam is such that it doesn't allow the back to sink too much, and the lack of metal coils means no physical pressure from the coil unit. 

Besides a comfortable mattress, a good pillow is important as well. At Nest Bedding, we have designed several pillows which combine support and comfort, as the pillow can be just as important as the mattress when it comes to helping you achieve a great sleep. 

Take for example the Easy Breather Memory Foam Pillow from Nest Bedding. Combining the support and comfort of memory foam and organic cotton, we designed the foam in such a manner that it has a lot of breathable space inside the pillow, allowing for softness and air flow, and enough loft to keep your head positioned properly and fluff-free throughout the night.

Lastly, are you still sleeping with a down comforter? Down traps heat causing you to sweat and kick off the blankets in the course of the night. Consider switching to one of our organic or washable wool comforters. Wool is the best natural material for regulating body temperature.

Nest Bedding is committed to helping the population of the San Francisco Bay Area find the best mattress, pillow and bedding to achieve a great night's sleep without breaking the bank.