There’s nothing like sleeping in on a cold winter’s day. And an indulgent bed is essential for this. Here are a few tips on how you can achieve the ultimate luxe bed:
Keep an eye out for linen that has temperature-adapting properties. This will ensure that while you’re asleep you are comfortable. Cotton sheets are one of the most comfortable materials as they easily absorb any moisture from your body. Take a note of the thread length; the longer the thread, the softer the sheet will be and the longer it will last.
The right mattress
It’s imperative to have a mattress that is perfect for you and your body. In recent years, we have seen mattresses with innovative technology that involves various spring systems. These mattresses are designed to provide great back support, which is important when you’re sleeping for a good eight hours. If you’re sensitive to any allergies, hypoallergenic mattresses are great as they protect you against bugs and dust mites.
Layer it on
Triple-yarn Egyptian cotton layered with silk throws, layered with a soft Alpaca-fur blanket; this to me is the ultimate in luxury linen. And layering is an essential part of keeping warm in winter. When purchasing blankets and throws, always opt for products made from natural fibres as they allow your body to breathe, and keep your body at the right temperature to ensure you sleep comfortably.
How to choose a duvet?
If you live in a mild climate, go for a middle-of-the-range 10,5 tog autumn duvet. However, if your house is particularly cold in winter, or you live in extremely cold parts of SA, such as the Free State, then a 13,5 tog duvet would be a better and warmer option. And for those who live in warmer regions, then a 4,5 tog duvet is advisable.
Goose-down or duck-down duvets? The cluster of a goose-down duvet is much bigger and stronger compared to a duck-down duvet. Goose-down duvets are known to last longer and offer better insulation.
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