A Get-Comfy Bed
The perfect bed beckons you to get under the covers, close your eyes, and drift serenely off to sleep. Here’s how to select the right mattress, pillows, and sheets to help you create that cozy and comfortable environment you’ve been dreaming of.
Selecting the proper pillow to help align your head and neck is essential to a good night’s sleep.
1. First, choose the right firmness for your preferred sleep position. Side sleepers need firm support, medium is just right for back sleepers, while stomach sleepers require a softer pillow.
2. Synthetic is best for allergy sufferers. Shopping for down? Check the fill power—the volume an ounce of down takes up. Higher fill power equates to better insulation. Also, look for tightly woven cotton covers.
3. Synthetic pillows last one to two years; down can last five to ten. Always use pillow covers to help extend a pillow’s life. Wash the covers regularly, and your pillows will need less washing.