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Get Your Best Summer Sleep - With Georgia Mills Linens

posted by My Saskatoon    |   May 12, 2015 15:03

The Linen Experts at Georgia Mills know what it takes to create the best summer sleep environment. There is a lot to consider in choosing the best bedding for your individual needs and preferences. It takes much more than a comfortable mattress to ensure a good night's sleep, so here are a few tips to help beat the heat this summer!

1) Try an all-cotton mattress protector

Mattresses made with synthetic materials (memory foam for example) often trap the heat from your body and make you feel uncomfortably hot. Adding a layer of natural fibers like cotton will help regulate your body temperature by increasing breathability and providing a barrier to the synthetic fibers.

2) Invest in good quality cotton or bamboo sheets

If you want cotton, look for sheets made with Egyptian cotton. It is known for its superior smoothness and durability because it yields longer and stronger individual threads that are woven to create this high quality fabric. As for thread count, higher isn’t always better, especially in the summer when you want to maximize breathability. Select sheets in the 300-400 thread count range, and ensure they are also single ply!

Bamboo is another very popular fiber in sheets right now. Bamboo sheets are extremely soft and silky feeling, and are especially popular in summer or for people who are always too warm. Like cotton, it is a natural fiber capable of breathing and adjusting to your body temperature, but it is especially good for wicking away moisture when you start to sweat due to its absorbency.

3) Opt for a natural fill, summer weight duvet

Though a comforter may be convenient and inexpensive, be mindful that it is filled with synthetic polyester fibers which lack the thermo-regulating benefits of natural fills like down, wool or silk. Investing in a duvet allows you to choose the type of fill and the quantity of that fill so it can be customized to your individual needs. Though any natural fill is an excellent choice, each has its strengths. Down is light, airy and breathable. Silk is dust mite resistant and excellent for allergy sufferers. Wool helps regulate body temperature by wicking away moisture when you start to sweat.

4) Put a quilt on for the summer

If a duvet isn’t your style, get a fresh new look with a light weight quilt or coverlet. Quilts come in a variety of colours and styles to suit any taste, from traditional patchwork to modern designs. Gaining in popularity is the quilted duvet cover. It can be used alone as a quilt in the summer, but has a compartment for a duvet to be inserted when you need that extra layer of warmth.

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