Choosing Bedding

When you are away from home, how often do you find yourself missing your comfortable bed at home? Not only is the mattress different, but your bedding is also. The highlight of some days can be when you climb into bed. Since a good chunk of your life is spent in bed, you definitely want to have the right bedding. There are many factors in deciding what bedding is right for you.

First, you need to think about what kind of fabric you want to have. You want to choose a fabric that is both comfortable and feels great against your skin. You may also want a fabric that is easy to clean also. Bedding can be found in a variety of materials like flannel, satin, cotton, silk, and bamboo. Many people try to get the softest sheets that are out there. Typically, the higher the thread count, the softer the sheets are. However, bamboo sheets do not have a thread count yet is a fabric that is as soft as the highest thread count cotton sheets you will find.

Next, choose what colors you want to have around you. The color red can actually make your heart beat faster, so it's a color you may not want to have in your bedroom. You also need to make sure that your bedding does not clash with the rest of your bedroom. You want a harmonious room – not one that will keep you awake for hours. Keep in mind what patterns you have also chosen for your room also. If you already have a lot of patterns already, a solid color duvet or comforter may be a better choice than adding another pattern to an already busy room.

Size is very important. For example, if you have a pillow top mattress, you will have to buy sheets with defect pockets. Otherwise, you will spend your night fixing the sheets instead of sleeping! This also goes for bedding that is too big for your bed too. Most mattress come in these measurements:

· Twin- 39 "x76"

· Twin Extra long 39 "x80"

· Full Size- 54 "x75"

· Queen-60 "x80"

· King- 78 "x80"

· California King- 72 "x84"

· Standard Depth- 7 "-9"

· Deep Mattress- 10 "-15"

· Extra Deep mattress- 15 "x22"

Each package should provide the exact measurements of the bedding. Make sure that you measure your mattress before you shop, so you know exactly what size you need.

Next, budget is another factor that has to be taken into consideration. Before you start shopping, you need to set your limit of what you want to spend. Since your bedding can determine how well and / or comfortably you sleep, you do not want to buy the cheapest bedding set out there. You also do not want to break the bank by buying a bedding set that you can not afford either.

Lastly, your own personal needs also play a huge role in what kind of bedding you select. If you suffer from night sweats, you need a fabric that will help wick that away from your body (a good choice would be bamboo due to its super absorbent qualities and the fact that it does not hold in odor). If you have allergies or have sensitive skin issues, you also may want to buy organic products also. These products will not be treated with chemicals and should be easier for your skin to handle.

There is more to bedding than sheets, pillowcases, duvets, and blankets. There are many factors that have to be looked into before you can choose the perfect bedding set for you. A well rested person is a happy person.