The importance of sleep isn’t an uncommon topic, and effects of poor sleep on our physical and mental health has been widely documented. With our busy lives and erratic schedules, adapting to the fundamentals of good sleep hygiene is a must. But along with instilling a regular wake-up time, exercising daily and foregoing caffeine products by the evenings, there’s also a few external factors you may not have considered – Your Bed! With WFH (Work From Home) becoming the new norm, we are spending more than one-third of our day in our beds, which plays an influence on the time we spend throughout the day otherwise.
Your bed linens contain a number of elements that play a large role in determining the quality of your sleep. These include:
Choosing the Correct Fabric
The material used in your choice of bed linens has a crucial influence on your sleep cycle. For example, those who tend to have a tendency of overheating should avoid satin sheets and instead opt for breathable cotton bed linens. You can find these kinds of bed linens in the SPACES catalogue under the Solesto Hygro and Atrium collection of bed sheets and duvet covers. The Hygro Cotton collection in particular should be given extra consideration, as it contains temperature-regulating bed linens. These help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Choosing The Right Colour of Bed Linens
Colour plays a crucial role in our psyche, as certain colours inspire certain emotions when we look at them. Your sleep is supposed to be a calm, relaxed affair and as such, the colour of your bed linens should reflect that. According to some studies, blue promotes a sense of calm while purple tends to stimulate the brain. Basically, you need to check for the colour that makes you feel relaxed and incorporate that into your bed linens. This will make your bed feel like an oasis and improve the quality of your sleep.
Taking Extra Steps To Ensure Skin Protection
A lot of people have sensitive skin, which can lead to problems like itchiness, rashes and more. There are two ways to go about avoiding these kinds of issues. The first is to check the detergent being used to clean your bed linens like your bed sheets, duvet covers and pillow covers. If your skin is reacting badly to your bed linens, you should switch to a different brand and see if that helps. The other option is to switch to the SPACES Anti-Viral and Anti-Bacterial collection of bed linens, which act as a protective layer between the mattress and your skin. This reduces the number of irritants you have to deal with and ultimately improves your sleep and overall health.
Regular Maintenance Of Bed Linens
Last but not least, it is extremely important to perform regular maintenance on your bed linens. You should wash and sanitize your duvet covers and pillows on a regular basis. It is a good idea to put your pillows out under direct sunlight, as the heat kills all the bacteria that may be present in it. You should wash your bed linens every 2 weeks and consider changing them every 7 years.
The easiest way to do this is to switch to our Anti-Viral collection, Anti-Bacterial collection, or our Bamboo Charcoal collection of bed linens. Our Bamboo Charcoal range has an ultra-fine structure which contains millions of tiny particles that restrict bacterial growth and bad smell. Our Anti-Viral collection comes equipped with Health Guard AMIC Antiviral Shield and anti-microbial finish and properties, which are effective upto 30 and 50 washes respectively. Opting for these will help in reducing health risks and respiratory problems, which is a pressing concern at the moment.
DISCLAIMER: **Anti-bacterial finish – Prevents >99.9% bacteria growth in product. Certified by Independent third party NABL approved lab. Results are done as per AATCC 100-2012 standards. Actual performance may vary due to different environment, washing pattern, and usage.