HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SLEEPING PRODUCTS

As central as sleep is to the maintenance of a healthy life, the decision about how to configure your sleeping space is of paramount importance. There are many factors to take into account when deciding on the products to which you wish to entrust your nightly rejuvenation. Not all bedding products were created equally.

The order of priority in designing your sleeping environment, from most important to least, should look like this:

THE BED



The centerpiece of your bedroom and of your sleeping lifestyle, your bed should command the majority of your bedroom budget. Here are some factors to take into account when choosing the mattress, headboard and base that will make up your bed are:

1 The Position you Sleep in

Take the time to get a sleep position assessment. The position in which you sleep will determine the mattress best suited to supporting your spine’s natural contours while you sleep.

2 Your Height

The length of your body dictates the length of the bed you will need. Your sleeping position should not be constrained by the size of your bed.

3 Sleep Problems

Some common sleep-related problems, such as snoring, sleep apnea and neck-pain, can be alleviated by sleeping on the right mattress or pillow.

4 Pregnancy

The second and third trimesters of pregnancy can necessitate additional support in order to minimise discomfort.

PILLOWS



A pillow should be more than just a soft place to lay your head. As an integral and fundamental piece of the sleeping solution, your choice of pillow should be made holistically, taking into account such factors as;

1 Shoulder Breadth

Especially true if you sleep on your side. Broader shoulders require a larger pillow to keep the head and neck level while you sleep.

2 Allergies

Always choose a pillow that is hypoallergenic, anti-dust mite and anti-bacterial.

3 Back & Neck Pain

Reduce muscular tension by choosing a pillow that adapts to the contours of your spine and give ultimate supports.

4 The Position You Sleep In

Like with the selection of a mattress, your choice of pillow must take into account the position you sleep in. Do you sleep on your side, your back or your stomach? There are pillows designed and specially shaped to support the backs, heads, necks and shoulders of sleepers of all kinds.

BED LINEN



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1 Thread Count

Thread count refers to the number of crossed threads per square inch of fabric. A higher count means finer threads and softer sheets. Good sheets typically have a thread count of between 200 and 800, sometimes even as high as 1000.

2 Fabric

Linen made from natural materials are more breathable than synthetics. 100% organic cotton gives you a restful sleep without sweating, it is noise free and easily washable.

3 Temperature

Use a Velfont 100% Thermo-regulating cotton mattress and pillow protector, that provides a buffer from the variation in temperature and humidity. It also completely guarantees the hygiene of your mattress and your pillow. Selecting the Velfont All Seasons Anti-dust mite is fit for all seasons and is made from microfiber.

LIGHTING



Your bedroom is your sanctuary, your safe place away from the burdens and the stresses of the outside world. Integral to creating the perfect atmosphere of relaxation are the lighting choices you make. These choices must meet the demands of your lifestyle, and several factors should be taken into consideration:

1 Room size

Your lighting choice should illuminate as much of the room as is necessary.

2 Style choice

The lighting of the room should complement and enhance the theme and ambiance you are attempting to achieve.

3 Ambiance vs task-specific

Ambient lighting sets the tone of the room and soft, warm lighting is often the preferred choice to create an atmosphere of relaxation. Task-specific lighting offers focused illumination on specific areas where tasks are expected to take place, such as reading in bed.

COLOURS, TEXTURES AND ACCESSORIES



Add an artistic flair to your sleeping space, with flashes of colour and textures lending character to the room, and truly make the space yours.

Combining your personal tastes with popular contemporary style can turn your sanctuary into an elegant, aesthetic retreat from the world. Complete the motif with accessories that meld form and function and personalise your bedroom according to both your tastes and your needs.

CURRENT SLEEPING SPACE STYLING AND ACCESSORISING TRENDS INCLUDE:

  • Large, upholstered headboards in neutral colours.
  • Throws and pillows used to add dashes of colour.
  • Matching ottomans, for seating and storage.
  • Easy-clean fabrics and genuine leather.