Best Bedding for Restless Sleepers
Did you know that over a third of Americans aren't getting enough sleep?
Sleep issues aren't uncommon and can stem from a range of causes. From a schedule that's too busy to mental health problems and unhealthy lifestyles, people can struggle getting their forty winks for a whole range of different reasons!
A frequent cause (and symptom, too) of insomnia is restless sleeping. If you spend your nights tossing and turning you'll know how frustrating it can be! Luckily, there are ways you can make heading to bed easier, and a good place to start is with your bedding.
Here's our rundown of the best bedding for restless sleepers.
Try Out a Hybrid Mattress
If you have sleeping issues and are in a relationship, you're probably well aware of the trouble it can cause! Whether every little movement from your partner wakes you up, or your constant wriggling keeps your loved one awake, it's difficult to know what to do. You want to share a bed, but it's just not working.
This is when hybrid mattresses are a great option. A hybrid mattress is made up of two separate mattresses combined into one and it's specifically designed to isolate motion to your side. If you start wriggling, your partner shouldn't feel a thing.
We have a few hybrid options at Nest Bedding. Our top rated is The Alexander Hybrid Signature Mattress. A gorgeously designed mattress, you can unzip the sides to easily slot in the material of your choice and your partner can do the same - if you like it firm and your partner's a sucker for a softer sleep, it's the perfect solution!
We also have a few other great hybrid choices if this isn't the one for you, so be sure to check them out. For restless sleepers sharing a bed, they're a game-changer.
To Spring Or Not to Spring?
Traditionally, mattresses have been made out of springs. But is that the best option for a restless sleeper?
Some of this comes down to personal opinion and which you feel comfortable on, but in general it's best to opt for a mattress that's free of springs. They don't conform to your body's movements quite as quickly or smoothly as a mattress without springs will, which can make sleep more uncomfortable for someone who struggles with restlessness.
Look at Different Materials
If you don't want a spring mattress, there are plenty of other choices out there that you can pick from! Some of these materials can also be combined with springs to get the best of both worlds. Here's a little look at some of the best options for those sleepers who find it difficult to stay still.
Also known as poly-foam, this is one of the cheapest foam mattress options. This is one of the foams that pairs best with springs, creating a top layer that allows the mattress to conform to your body better. However, it doesn't provide quite as good support as other options, so if you aren't limited by a budget we'd recommend looking at one of the following alternatives instead.
Memory foam is the most common non-spring mattress, and it's a great options for restless sleepers. It's known for it's brilliant ability to conform to the body without compromising on support and for restless sleepers you may benefit from the pressure point relief it provides.
Latex foam is one of the best mattresses for restless sleepers, providing less of a sinking sensation than memory foam and giving more support. It still conforms to your body, cradling you as you sleep, but you won't sink so deeply into the mattress. Latex is often paired with pocketed coils to provide extra support, like in our Natural Latex Hybrid.
Choosing the Right Pillow
It's not just the mattress that can help if you have sleeping problems. In fact, every aspect of your bed can affect how well you rest every night, right down to your pillow. You can find different pillows for different sleeping positions (e.g. if you're a back sleeper or side sleeper) and as a restless sleeper you should be looking for a combination pillow.
Regular memory foam or latex pillows are usually good for combination sleepers. This is because they'll adjust to your head and neck as you move, providing support where you need it and when you need it.
It's also a good idea if you have trouble sleeping to find pillows that have adjustable stuffing, like our Easy Breather Latex and Easy Breather Memory Foam pillows. We've these two, they'll arrive overstuffed and you can remove as much inner foam as you need until you reach the perfect level of plumpness for you.
Get the Temperature Right
Sleeping problems are only made worse when you're too hot or too cold, so make sure you get your bedding temperature right! Find a duvet with a suitable tog and breathable fabric, and preferable in a natural material like cotton, which is brilliant at allow air to circulate. Switch up your duvet in winter and summer to stay warm and cool when you need to.
It's also best to choose bedsheets in a natural material. Those made of polyester can become clammy and too hot, whilst those made of cotton or bamboo will adjust to different temperatures with ease.
Find the Best Bedding for Your Sleep
If you spend your nights moving around and find it affects your sleep, try switching up your bedding using these tips. It might not cure you, but it could be the start of your journey to better sleep!
For the best bedding, check out our options at Nest Bedding. As bedding experts, we've hand selected quality products that we know improve sleep. If you'd like to find out more or get help choosing the right bedding, get in touch with our team today - we'll be happy to help!