Did you know that the average person sleeps for 229,961 hours in their lifetime? This of course is if you are averaging 8 hours a day. Now unless you are constantly traveling, for most of us that is a ton of time spent in your bed. So why shouldn’t your bed be your oasis? I am a firm believer in a comfortable bed. I basically want to be swallowed by my bed. I’m talking multiple pillows, soft sheets, and a down comforter as soft as clouds. This is one area I believe in splurging a little on. I also know when I can find an affordable option that hits the mark in meeting my comfort criteria, but doesn’t break the bank. Here are the key essentials and my go to suggestions to creating the perfect sleeping oasis in your room.
In my mid-twenties I had a back injury from my job. It was awful. I spent 6 months in chronic pain trying different muscle relaxers and going to physical therapy. In the end I found that therapeutic massage and the chiropractor worked best. This experience also prompted me to look further into a mattress and realize that it’s an investment that is worth the extra money. Ultimately, I went with a Sleep Number and couldn’t be more happy. I love that as I age and my body changes, I can change the firmness of the bed. The 25-year limited warranty was also a selling point for me. Yes, I was spending a chunk of change on a bed, but it was going to last me for the next 25 years minimum. Not having a ton of money at the time, I went with financing. Paid it off in 12 months with no interest. Win-win in my book!
I’ve tried tons of sheets throughout the years, from tshirt material to silk. Sheets are the first to wear out. They take the most wear and tear so I try to go for sheets that are durable and affordable knowing they will need to be replaced. One day I stumbled upon these sheets from Wayfair. I had never ordered anything from Wayfair before so I was a little leery. The reviews were good and the price was only $24.99, so I decided to give them a shot. Oh My Gosh! These are the softest sheets I have ever had. Crawling into bed is like a dream. Seriously.
Comforter vs Duvet
Personally, I am a fan of the down comforter with duvet set. I found this amazing down comforter at a super affordable price. The feathering doesn’t shift inside, which can be very annoying if you’ve had to deal with that. I also like that I can have a few different styled duvets and change them out when I feel like changing the feel of the room. Currently, I am using a white duvet that I love. I like the lighter and brighter colors for a bedroom, so this duvet was perfect for me.
There are so many choices when it comes to pillows. Earlier this year I was staying at a hotel in Santa Rosa, California and fell in love with their pillows. I came home and ordered them right away. Not only are they some of the most comfortable pillows I have slept on, they are also hypoallergenic and great for things like…my asthma.
Once you have picked out the pillows you will sleep on, then comes the fun part. Decorative pillows. Kind of one of my favorite things. Decorative pillows are such a fun way to switch up the feel or theme of a room and add some creative texture and color to your bedding. I love mixing and matching from different companies to bring it all together.
What are your favorite bedding products or brands? I’m always looking for great suggestions and would love to know!
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