What’s the Right Bedding to Get the Most Comfortable Sleep?

What’s the right bedding to get the most comfortable sleep?

It entirely depends on you. Most of us will agree that softer, cleaner, high-quality blankets, mattresses, and pillows can make quite an impact on how easy it is to fall asleep, therefore affecting our sleep duration. 

While the bulk of our efforts to attain better sleep should fall on our lifestyle choices, such as what we eat, investing some $$ in quality bedding materials can supplement this. But not all blankets, mattresses, and pillows are created equal: there’s some noticeable diversity in the ways different types are constructed and thus distinctions in how they feel to crash on. 

Here’s a few examples of different types of bedding to consider:

Quilts

Typically associated with knitting needles and colorful patterns, quilts tend to be thick, aesthetic, and labor-intensive. Quilts often have three layers, with the middle being either wool or down and the top made of cotton. They’re typically thin and made with lightweight fabric, so they’re worthy of consideration if you’re someone who frequently finds themselves sweating through your mattress. Their structure also adds a sleek and aesthetic touch to your bed. 

Quilts may end up sending you to the dry cleaners every once in a while, since they’re often too delicate to be washed otherwise. They also won’t be quite as fluffy as the other bedding options. So if you’re fine with that and would love a cooler option, start thinking about what aesthetic you’d like your quilt to have.

Comforters

True to their name, comforters are thick, comfortable, and sometimes fluffy blankets. They’re typically thicker and warmer than quilts due to being filled with more down, which can either be synthetic or natural. Many comforters feature sewing all throughout to ensure the filling is evenly distributed. They’re pretty much just the inside of a duvet, so they’re a good choice for those who are looking for a wide variety of thickness from their blankets. Like a quilt, comforters can provide more than just décor. Comforters are typically associated with cohesive designs with matching pillowcases. They’re ideal if you prefer a layered look and feel, since they’re typically designed to go over a top sheet. 

Duvets

Many brands use duvet and comforter interchangeably, but there are some subtle differences. Duvets are typically more loosely filled and do not feature sewing throughout to ensure an even filling distribution. They’re typically sold on their own with a duvet cover rather than a matching bedding set like comforters are. You can check out Lull’s hypoallergenic, clump resistant duvet here.

Visually, duvets offer a simpler, cleaner look. If you like changing up your room’s vibe, duvets are a good idea as their look can be easily swapped out by changing the duvet cover. 

Down pillows

Like comforters, down pillows are soft, plush, and generally more affordable than memory foam pillows. They’re still pretty malleable so you’re still sinking in and getting plenty of support, but they may not be as sturdy as their memory foam counterparts. Due to their structure, down pillows can feel like they’re blending in with the mattress, which is often a benefit for those who sleep on their stomachs. You can learn more about Lull’s medium-firm Down Pillow here.

Memory foam pillows

Memory foam is typically recommended for people who often suffer from aches and pains. If those aches and pains typically happen above the neck, a memory pillow’s softness and conforming properties can help provide the necessary support. If you tend to heat up in the bed, make sure you find one that was made with cooling in mind. Lull’s memory foam pillow is made with a cooling gel layer to transfer heat away from your body. 

Innerspring mattresses

The most common type of mattress, innersprings have been around since the early 1900s. As their name suggests, these mattresses are structured by hundreds of metal springs that compress when you put anything on them. Usually the more coils, the more durability and quality the mattress provides. The coils come in a variety of shapes, such as Bonnell or continuous. 

While innerspring mattresses tend to be the most affordable and easy to find, they aren’t the most long lasting and can be squeaky if you bounce on it. So make sure you bounce on it for a while before making a purchase!

Memory foam mattresses

Created in the 1960s for aircraft cushions, memory foam wasn’t associated with beds until Tempur-Pedic debuted in the 1990’s. Today, Tempur-Pedic is no longer synonymous with memory foam mattresses, as they’re a bit more common than that. 

Memory foam is known for its extreme softness and its ability to conform to your shape. Rather than just generally sinking in as innerspring mattresses would, the mattress actually cradles every corner, gently bouncing back as you get off of it. Outside this heavenly feeling, memory foam is also beneficial in that it’s often resistant to dust mites and allergens and has low motion transfer, meaning someone else sleeping on the bed with you won’t feel it if you vigorously toss and turn. 

Because of the durable materials and conforming properties, memory foam mattresses are highly recommended for people experiencing a lot of physical bodily pain and even just improper posture, as it better helps support the spine’s alignment. 

A common con of memory foam mattresses is that they trap heat, which can be off-putting for those of us who heat up quite a bit. Fortunately, many memory foam mattresses nowadays have gel infused throughout the mattress to offset this. The Original Lull Mattress is one such product, with a gel-infused top layer atop a foam blend transition layer to offer support and motion distribution without the sinking sensation. At the bottom sits a polyurethane foam foundation for durability. 

Still feeling skeptical? Lull offers a lengthy 365-day free trial with a lifetime warranty, so you’ve got quite a while to judge whether our claims live up to your expectations. With over 41000+ happy reviews, it’s highly likely they will!