Wish you could sleep better? Maybe it's you sheets

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We all know the importance of a good night sleep,

unfortunately most of us are in constant search of tricks to help us sleep betterThis information is from an article called "8 bed-making mistakes and how to fix them" from  "The Spruce" website.


Fitted Sheets: We all know there is a tag sewn into the inside seam of one of the corner pockets of a fitted sheet but did you know that corner with the tag is designed to go over the left corner of the mattress as you're lying face up on the bed.  I did not know that! 


Cotton Sheets: You should only buy sheets that are 100-percent cotton. Cotton sheets let your skin breathe and get softer with time. Sheets with a sateen finish usually feel the softest. 

cotton sheets, better sleep

Thread, not thread count: A high thread count does not necessarily mean good quality. Look for the type of cotton like Pima, long-staple Egyptian, and Supima. 


Bed-making Swede Style: If you or your partner are blanket hogs the Swedes have a solution for you, separate covers. Instead of one large top sheet and duvet why use two twin size sheets and duvets which means each person has their own individual set of covers to wrap up in, or fling off as they see fit. If you don't want to piece together the duvet you can use twin blankets under one large duvet.  Click here for more about bed-making Swede Style 

bed-making Swede style


Warning you may find these next few items a little disturbing…

Allergic reaction to dust mites (YIKES):  Yes, dust mites. Your mother was right, you need to change your sheets every week and the rest of your bedding should be cleaned every 14 weeks. 


Wait 1 to 2 hours after you get up to make your bed: Dust mites need two things to survive: your skin flakes to munch on (gross) and a moist atmosphere for hydration. Making the bed as soon as you get up it seals in the sweat you left on the bedding

pile of pillows

Your beloved pile of pillows beautiful and inviting but they trap dirt, oil and bacteria that can cause acne. They also trap allergens that trigger sneezing, asthma and bloodshot eyes.  

Here is what you need to do…

• Wash pillowcases every week.

• Use pillow protectors that protect against dust mites.

• Wash pillows every two months and replace them every 3 years.  


"the spruce" is an amazing website with everything you need to know about decorating, entertaining  and caring for your home. I highly recommend checking it out.