Sweet Dreams: 7 Snuggly Tips for an Extra Cozy Bed
Has your bed lost that warm and fuzzy feeling? Bundle up, grab a cup of cocoa, and enjoy this guide to creating a fluffy and cozy bed! About one in four Americans develop insomnia every year. Thankfully, 75% of the people with insomnia recover.
How, you ask?
Well for starters, you can consider giving your bed an upgrade. Knowing how to make your bed cozy can make it easier for you to drift off and catch up on sleep. With a few easy additions, your bed will lull you straight to sleep.Snuggle up in your cozy bed with these seven tips!
1. A Comfy Comforter
Let’s start at the top! Your bed’s comforter can say “stiff and drab” or “cuddly and cozy” before you even hit the sheets. Consider looking into a down alternative comforter or fluffy down. A quality comforter will feel breathable and weightless. At the same time, it can warm your cooled skin, especially during those winter months.
Try folding the comforter in a Z pattern at the bottom of your bed. This allows your comforter to add a splash of color to the room as well. A down comforter can help you drift off feeling swaddled in fluffy comfort.
2. Throw On a Throw
A little accessorizing can make a big difference. For a really cozy bed, throw on a throw blanket. A giant cable-knit throw will feel like a big sweater over your sheets. Meanwhile, faux fur will add texture to your bed while offering some warmth, too. As the seasons change, switch your blankets out. Consider adding a plaid flannel blanket when winter rolls around.
Don’t forget a few extra throw pillows as well! Throw pillows can add a splash of color to white comforters and pillowcases. They also make your bed feel more inviting. Imagine snuggling up next to your favorite pillow after a long day at work.
The right assortment of blankets and throws can add texture and warmth to the entire room. If you’re still looking to throw down, add a fuzzy bedside rug to the floor. A fluffy sheepskin rug will greet your feet first thing in the morning.
3. Light It Right
What helps you relax after a long day? A little mood lighting and a good book can help you discover how to make your bed cozy without trying. Add a bedside table and a lamp to your side of the bed. You can also add a wall-mounted light fixture instead. If you sleep with a partner, balance the room with an additional bedside table. This will also allow both of you to control your own lighting and space.
Soft string lights can add a hint of magic to the room as well. Pair these lights with a thin curtain or sheet hanging above your bed. If you’ve ever wanted to create your own cozy canopy, here’s your chance! This will make your cozy bed feel like an oasis before you drift off to sleep.
4. Softer Sheets
New bedsheets can transform your entire sleep experience. Sheets that are made of 100% Egyptian cotton will feel lightweight and cozy. A linen set, on the other hand, will add a hint of high-quality luxury to the room. Flannel sheets feel soft against the skin. They also add additional texture to your cozy bed’s overall aesthetic.
Choose linen over cotton when you can. Linen is textured, light, and cozy. It’s perfect for keeping your cozy bed comfortable year-round. Don’t worry about choosing bedsheets based on their thread count. Instead, touch-test fabric samples. Determine what feels best to you; not which sheets have the highest count.
5. Fluffy Pillows
Every pillow ranges somewhere between fluffy and firm. 72% of people surveyed use one or two pillows when they head to bed. Feel free to mix and match. Once you find that perfect level of comfort, it will feel a lot easier to drift off.
If you sleep on your side, try to use a firmer pillow to support your neck. If you sleep on your back, however, try a pillow that falls between fluffy and firm. People who sleep on their stomach, meanwhile, are better off with a softer pillow.
Once you pick your pillows, consider switching out your pillowcase as well. A silk pillowcase can benefit your skin and hair. It looks great against your sheets, too!
6. The Mattress Matters
A good mattress should consider support, sustainability, and of course your comfort. Look for a mattress with ergonomic zones. These zones will relieve pressure on your back while keeping your spine aligned. Some mattresses also use special foam that provides support while relieving pressure. At the same time, your mattress should keep you cool. Check for mattresses with cooling gel and heat wicking graphite.
The intellibed mattress is soft, firm, and uses unmatched technology to turn any bed into a cozy bed. Don’t forget to add a mattress protector. This underrated addition to your bed set adds extra padding to your mattress. The extra padding can keep your bed cool by using its conductive material to draw heat away from your body. Sleeping in a cool environment can help you fall and stay asleep. Otherwise, your insomnia might flare up again.
7. Indulge in Duvets
Instead of the top sheet, look for a washable duvet cover. Placing the duvet on your comforter will feel great and minimize your work. Check for duvet covers made of natural fibers. Some of the softest options for your duvet cover include cotton, flannel, and linen.
No more waking up with a frustrating tangle of fabric wrapped around your legs! Plush duvet inserters can upgrade your bed to a cozy paradise, too. This will also add a little extra warmth to your bedding, so you can snuggle up in comfort. If you’re looking for a down-alternative duvet insert, check for moisture-wicking fibers. These fibers will keep you cool throughout the night, despite the insert’s heavy and fluffy appearance.
Snoozing Snuggles: 7 Tips for an Extra Cozy Bed
It’s time to cuddle up, snuggle up, and snooze! With these seven tips, you can turn your stiff sleep station into an extra cozy bed built for sweet dreams.
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