Choosing the right pillow and duvet
Experts say it over and over again: to be healthy, sleep is absolutely essential. And to sleep well, several factors are important. Darkness, peace and quiet of the mind are very important, and everyone knows that the best way to get to sleep and get a good night’s sleep is to relax as much as possible for at least an hour before going to bed. go to bed, and especially avoid thinking about your problems when you are looking for sleep.
But the “instruments” of sleep are also of great importance. A good bed and a suitable mattress are of course essential, but we must not neglect a quality pillow and a duvet that ensures an ideal temperature for your body.
To choose the right pillow, you must first know the position you adopt most often to sleep. Indeed, pillows should not be “standard”, and each sleeper has his own needs, which depend on his preferences, his age and, indeed, his sleeping position. For someone who sleeps mainly on the back, we will therefore turn to a pillow with intermediate loft, which will support the head enough so that it is in alignment with the vertebrae, without being too raised. For those who like to sleep on their side, you need a pillow that is both soft and with a lot of loft, which will prevent the head from being painfully tilted in relation to the spine.
Finally, for people who are used to sleeping on their stomachs, the pillow should be flatter, so as not to raise the head too much in relation to the axis of the body, especially because of the fact that it is often already turned to one side or the other. You will understand, to have a good night’s sleep, you have to make sure to align the neck and the vertebrae, otherwise you will end up with a violent stiff neck when you wake up.
When it comes to the duvet, you also have to ask yourself the right questions. First of all, do you sleep in a particularly warm, moderately heated, or lightly heated room? Indeed, the key to a good duvet is to choose one that will provide your body with optimal warmth according to the outside temperature. Thus, if your room is heated to around 18 ° C, you will need a warm duvet, that is to say with a weight of 400g / m².
This is the ideal weight if you like to breathe fresh air while being warm. For a part between 20 ° C and 24 ° C, you will probably prefer a slightly lighter weight, generally 300 to 350g / m². Finally, for summer or for those who like to heat the room above 22 ° C, you will choose a much lighter weight, between 150 and 200g / m². There are even so-called “4-season” duvets, which offer two layers for fall and winter, and you just need to remove one for a light duvet in spring and summer.