What is bedding?
Bedding is the materials and items that go on top of your bed. They make the environment a lot comfier and can even add a bit of personality to your bedroom. Bedding comes in a range of designs and fabrics, and choosing the best bedding is largely down to personal preference. In either case, if you’re looking to add some interesting features to your bed, bedding is where you should be looking.
What are the different types of bedding?
Deciding on bedding can be difficult, especially when there are so many options. Here are the different types of bedding you can expect to find in our store.
Pillows are key feature to any bedding. They can be used for decorative purchases, adding a splash of colour or design to the room. They are also important for your sleep and can aid you in achieving the perfect slumber. If you get the wrong pillow, you could start getting aches and pains in the morning. Something nobody wants to experience.
It is for the reason why you should assess the firmness of a pillow before purchasing. Depending on how you sleep, the firmness you’ll need will widely vary. If you sleep on your back or front, opting for a firmer pillow can be beneficial. This stops your neck and spine from becoming misaligned. Preventing back and neck pain in the early mornings. For side sleepers, you can invest in medium to soft pillows. You’ll need something to fill the gap between your shoulder and neck, offering support for your head and preventing neck aches. Firmness is the not only factor you need to consider, however. The material the pillow is made from can also have an impact.
Pillows, like duvets, can be made from either synthetic or natural materials. Natural materials can consist of duck feather, wool, or down. Whereas synthetic materials can consist of hollowfibre or memory foam. Each has their own pros and cons. Natural pillows are comfy and last longer but can set off allergies in people allergic to natural materials. Synthetic pillows, on the other hand, are hypoallergenic, preventing allergic reactions. They can also be easier to maintain and tend to be cheaper. Additionally, synthetic memory foam pillows can also offer superior support for the neck, contouring your body to its natural shape. The pillow you choose will be dependent on the above factors. Don’t forget to consider styling and design though. Pillows can add a bit of personality to a bedroom and make it feel a little more homely. Regardless of your choice, Sleep and Snooze has a lot to offer.
Duvets are another key bedding material you’ll need to consider. If you truly want the best sleep, getting a duvet that matches your needs and provides breathable warmth should be your highest priority.
Duvets come in all shapes and sizes but the key factor you’ll need to consider is the tog rating. A tog rating is simply an indication of how warm or insulated a duvet is. The higher the tog rating, the warmer the duvet. Tog rating range from 4.5 to 13.5. However, there may be higher or lower options depending on your specific needs. In most cases, tog 10 will be fine for most people. If you want a warmer duvet for winter and a cooler duvet for summer however, getting a 4.5 and a 13.5 might be your best options.
Duvet sizing is another thing you'll want to consider. You want to make sure your duvet fits your bed otherwise you could be left with sticking out feet! In general, aligning your duvet size to your bed is the best place to start. However, if you share a bed with a partner, opting for a larger size can provide for wriggle room. For a breakdown of our duvet sizes, see our duvet page. If you are struggling to find the ideal bedding for your room, feel free to get in touch with the Sleep and Snooze team. We can answer any questions you might have.