How to choose and care for bedding: Sheets, comforters and pillows

How to choose and care for bedding: Sheets, comforters and pillows

Sleep between cottons, that is the feeling of a bed dressed in good clothes, a fluffy comforter and warm plaids.

Sheets, a matter of touch

Of cotton, calico, linen, satin, flannel ... sheet materials there are many. The best? The cotton. The greater the number of threads, the softer and more durable the sheet will be.

The pillows

If you share the bed, remember that in addition to the size of the tube cover, there are more and more firms offering different lengths and widths in case of a pillow, you have two.

Viscoelastic and latex pillows? Both adapt perfectly to the neck shapes, eliminating pressure and relieving the cervical area. Latex also admits movements very well. The feathers, on the other hand, are too soft.

How tall the pillow should be. The main thing is that the head, neck and spine are aligned. Therefore, if you sleep on your stomach, opt for a model of no more than 10 cm. About 13 cm, if you do it on your back, and if your posture is on your side, the pillow should be taller, about 15 cm.

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To each bed, your comforter

Choose Nordic or floating models if you are looking for a look informal. The adjustable ones are ideal for trundle beds and bunk beds. Plain or patterned comforter? It will depend on the decoration of your bedroom, but if you opt for reversible pieces, you will renew the style whenever you want.

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The Nordic has uprooted the traditional blankets ... and the comforters have many advantages when getting into bed.

How to know if the comforter is quality. Good designs keep body heat, allow good air circulation and rapid moisture absorption.

Heats but does not weigh. It is also important that the comforter weighs little. The weight -fill amount in grams per square meter- is directly related to
the heat it brings, but also with the weight. The greater weight, greater heat and weight. Rate all this before choosing the model. Perhaps with a medium type (between 200 g and 300 g) you are warm enough, if your house is not too cold during the winter.

Air the comforter every day so that it does not cake and last clean more time.

How much the comforter should measure. Depending on the size of your bed or mattress, this should be the right size of the comforter. For one of 90 cm: 1.50 m-1.60m wide by 2.20 m-240 m long. 1.35 m bed: 2.20 m wide by 2.20 m -240 m long. 1.50 m bed: 2.40 m wide by 2.20 m-240 m.

Quilts made of synthetic or natural fibers. The former are cheaper and there are excellent quality, such as polyester hollow fiber or microfiber with feather touch, which mimic the natural.

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Natural quilts are made of feathers or down ducks or geese. The down is the lightest, insulating and breathable part. The feather have a solid part attached, the barrel, and keep the heat somewhat worse. The maximum comfort with the minimum weight is only guaranteed by a quilt whose mixture contains a higher percentage of down and a lower amount of feather. Although it will be the most expensive of the options.

It is also important the type of clothing, since this guarantees a good distribution of the filling and the air chambers. The best is the sewing system in the form of large squares.

How to wash the comforter. In fact, they usually only need a minimum maintenance, and once a year, a dry cleaning in dry cleaning, in the case of Nordics with natural filling. The synthetic comforters are washed without any problem in the washing machine with a mild, neutral soap and a delicate washing program at a warm temperature and without using softener. They are perfect for each new use.