You’ll spend 3,000 hours on your mattress this year, more if you like to read or watch TV in bed. So a quality, comfortable bed is always worth investing in.
Are you looking for the most comfortable bed? Specifically, a bed that’s perfect for older Americans who already have trouble sleeping?
Remember: it’s not all about the bed itself. That’s why we’ve researched a number of different ways to optimize your sleep quality. So how do you build the perfect bed from the ground up? Here’s how:
Oprah’s Guide to More Comfortable Beds
The Oprah magazine website has an article called, “How to Create the Most Comfortable Bed You’ll Ever Sleep On.” Yet, strangely, it’s not up to the daytime queen’s usual standards. There’s really only three steps in the guide: Buy a mattress, add sheets and blankets, then buy a new pillow.
So, not exactly groundbreaking. Still, it’s important to remember that even the best mattresses, pillows, and blankets will wear down over time. If your pillow is more than two years old, or if your mattress is more than eight years old, then it’s time to upgrade.
The best mattresses could last for nine or 10 years, but most don’t.
What’s the Best Bed for Seniors? How to Choose the Right Bed For You
Some people prefer firm mattresses, while others want to feel like they’re sinking into a marshmallow. While your own personal preferences should be your ultimate guide, some people have more specific needs. Some people like electric beds with heat and massage options. Finally, if you have trouble getting out of bed, then automatic adjustable beds can be a huge help.
To learn more about the styles of adjustable beds available for seniors in 2016, click here.
The Best Bed Sheets and Comforters
While some people are obsessed with having the highest thread count possible, others think the entire concept of threat count is basically a scam. The actual thread count is often much lower than advertised, and there are other ways to find comfortable bed sheets. For instance, if you’re really ready to upgrade your bed, consider linen sheets instead of cotton.
Likewise, there’s nothing more luxurious than a new down comforter. If you prefer beds on the softer side, then consider a pillow-pad or Memory Foam pad to place on top of your mattress. You can even find adjustable Memory Foam mattresses as well.
Finally, make your bed every day!
It might seem like a small thing, but it’s easy to fall into bad habits. Making your bed daily helps keep your sheets, pillows, and mattress fresh, while also making it more satisfying to slip under the covers each night.