Silkeborg, Denmark -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/22/2014 -- In this age when people have a lot of things on our plates, we tend to forget how important proper and comfortable sleep is in order for us to function properly. We are so overwhelmed to comply with the tasks given to us at work and in school that we fail to comply to the needs our body is asking for us to live healthier lives. Aside from eating healthy food, having proper exercise, we also need to have enough and comfortable sleep. Being in a comfortable position and a comfy place are prerequisites in having a good sleep. For how can we get enough sleep if we snooze uncomfortably? We will wake up every now and then thus, forfeiting the value of the time we allowed ourselves to drowse in the first place.
Comfortable pillows, mattresses and blankets are the things we need in order for us to be well rested. After choosing the right pillows and mattresses based on our weight, body size and sleeping positions, it’s time to consider the factors needed in choosing a nice and comfortable blanket. Not all blankets can be used at different temperatures and seasons. The correct blanket can warm our body, which will result to a long comfortable sleep, while the incorrect one can ruin our sleep pattern.
According to an article published by Psychology Today entitled, “Choosing a Blanket to Help you Sleep,” when it comes to temperature while sleeping, experts recommend to follow the Goldilocks Principle: “Not to hot, not too cold, but just right.” Humans tend to sleep between 62o and 70o Fahrenheit or 16o and 21o Celsius according to Alice Hoagland, PhD, Director of Insomnia Services at the Unity Sleep Disorders Center in Rochester, NY. When the temperature becomes too cold, it might rouse someone from sleep. A good and correctly chosen blanket will keep you warm to go on with your sleep without any interruption. On the contrary, blankets that give too much warmth may also disrupt a good night’s sleep. Our body’s temperature normally drops on the first four hours of slumber. Anything that will interfere with the incline in the body’s temperature can disturb our sleep.
One more factor to consider in choosing a blanket is its cleanliness. Choosing a non-allergenic blanket should be on top of the priority list in choosing a blanker especially for those people who are prone to asthma attacks. Dust mites, which thrives in blankets and beddings can trigger allergy and asthma and might cause you to sneeze the entire night depriving you of sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends allergy-prone sleepyheads to avoid down-filled comforters and to wash blankets once a week in hot water and dry in a hot dryer to eliminate dust termites.
Lastly, we must choose a blanket with the correct texture and quality. A blanket must be “easy on the skin.” Whether one prefers a smooth or fuzzy texture, we must consider how a gentle fabric feels to our skin because it soothes us in our sleep. We must prevent choosing a fabric that might irritate our skin and may cause itching that will keep us awake. Cotton fabric can be considered since it has two qualities that enhance comfort – soft and breathable.
You can find variety of blankets at Skandinavisk-dynekompagni.dk. This is where I found my comfort blanket. Once you were able to choose your own, take it with you anytime, anywhere for you to get optimum good night sleep.
About Scandinavian Quilt Company
Scandinavian Quilt Company is a Danish owned shop, whose mission is to provide our customers with duvets, pillows, towels, blankets etc. at the best prices. They have a wide range of products to choose from, which makes it possible for them to offer the leading brands on the market at discount prices - without compromising either design or quality.