So, you decided to treat yourself to a better night’s sleep with the purchase of new mattress — now what? Sure, your nights are no longer sleepless… but don’t stop there! At Mattress Firm, we know that there are always ways to make your good night’s rest even better.
While it can be easy to see visible signs of wear-and-tear on your mattress, it’s harder to define when exactly your other sleep accessories need to be replaced. Pillows, sheets, and other sleep-related items have a lifespan that’s much shorter than a mattress — but exactly how much shorter?
These cozy sleep accessories will need an upgrade sooner rather than later and are the perfect addition to any new mattress purchase. If you are not sure if it’s time to replace, visit a Mattress Firm location and talk to one of the employees. We are always happy to help with comfy upgrades.
Set Your Sleep Up for Success
Think about it. When was the last time you actually purchased a new set of sheets? After years of tossing and turning, your sheets may be showing telltale signs of needing replacement: stains, rips, frayed hems and faded color.
Even high thread count sheets can become worn after being washed and dried a number of times, so don’t be afraid to buy yourself a new set of slumber-worthy sheets. Quality is important when purchasing sheets, but also remember to buy something that you know you will enjoy sleeping in. From sateen to bamboo, there are several fabrics and feels to consider before you commit to new sheets.
Get New Plush for Your Pad
Bed pillows are often forgotten when you’re refreshing your sleep sanctuary. Even though a good-quality pillow can drastically improve your sleep experience, it can be tough to remember to replace what’s right under our head.
Because they also support our neck and spine, it’s important to have a firm pillow. A large number of pains related to sleep can be attributed to a lack of pillow support — so not only are these piles of plush comfy, they are also important for a quality, painless night’s sleep. A good rule of thumb is to replace pillows every two to three years (or when you feel a loss of support).
Benefit from an Adjustable Base
With the power to move your mattress into a variety of positions, an adjustable base is the perfect accessory for any mattress. Although most are familiar with adjustable beds in hospitals or nursing homes, modern adjustable bases have a sleek and user-friendly design fit for any home.
With the touch of a button, you can adjust your level of incline while in bed, helping you achieve the most comfortable sleep position for your body. Adjustable bases are also a great addition for sleepers with chronic pain and sleep disorders, as the reclined position can increase blood circulation and decrease stress on the back. Not worried about chronic pain or sleep disorders? You might consider an adjustable base anyway —Mattress Firm knows that just the right incline can suck you into your perfect binge-watching bed position.
Cozy Up with a Comforter
Similar to sheets, a comforter is vital for any successful snooze. Whether you prefer your covers light and airy or a little heavier, a cozy duvet is essential for a good night’s sleep.
While you may have a bedspread that’s been with you since childhood, duvets should actually be replaced every five years. Just like the rest of our bedding, comforters age from sweat and skin cells. For longer use or if you frequently have pets in your bed, consider buying a duvet cover and washing it routinely with your sheets and other bed accessories.
As you create your sleep sanctuary, be mindful of the age of each product and consider replacing any bed additions at the first signs of wear and tear.
About The Author
The Daily Dozers The Daily Dozers is a team of our finest Mattress Firm sleep happy experts, pooling their expertise to bring you all you need to know on sleep news of the day and the latest trends in sleep health. Sometimes our team of regular Daily Doze contributors (Craig, Ken and Sunni…not to name names) will throw a pillow or two when trying to decide who gets to write about which topic; and when that happens, we let our task force of daily dozin’ specialists play referee, pooling their knowledge on the topic. From super-sized snoring habits to the very real struggle of trying to become a morning person, there’s no topic too tired for The Daily Dozers. Best Night’s Sleep: There’s nothing that this dream team loves more than long walks on the beach to prepare for a peaceful slumber, a warm cup of lavender tea, an old Jane Austen novel and curling up in the comfort of their very own Mattress Firm beds.