Protecting Your Bed Linen Investment

Did you know that we spend a third of our lives sleeping?

sleepingWith so much time spent sleeping, the comfort and performance of your bed linens should be just as important, if not more important, than the clothes you wear every day!  Additionally, bed linens make a huge difference in the atmosphere of a room.  They also make a big difference in how you’ll sleep.  We take a lot of time to choose our bed linens.  For many, purchasing a nice set of bed linens is a significant investment.  Don’t be let your linens go to waste, protect your investment in bed linens by washing, drying, and storing them correctly!  Following the six steps listed below will protect your investment and will ensure a perfect night’s rest time after time.

  1. Carefully Read Labels Before You Buy
    Read the care labels before you buy your bed linens.  Find out what it is going to take to keep sheets, comforters, quilts, and pillows in top condition.  You may change your mind about the beautiful sheets offered by competitors once you realized they are “dry clean only”.

  2. Buy an Extra Set
    The most wear will come to your bottom sheets and pillowcases.  To try to influence more even wear, purchase an extra set.

  3. Change Linens Weekly
    In most homes, changing bed sheets weekly is your best bet to keep your bed fresh and comfortable, and to protect your linens from excessive wear.  Pillowcases may need to be changed twice a week in some circumstances.  Your comforter, duvet, and quilts will only need to be laundered monthly.

  4. Follow the Care Label
    Most sheets and pillowcases should be washed in cool water with less detergent than a regular load would take, unless the linens are heavily soiled.  When it comes to most home washing machines are not big enough to wash full size or larger comforters. When in doubt, take your prized comforter, duvet, or quilt to the dry cleaners.

  5. Don’t Over Dry
    Take out bed linens as soon as they are dry and fold right away.  If the sheets are wrinkled, try throwing a wet sock or washcloth back into the dryer for 10 more minutes.  It is crucial that your sheets do not suffer from repeated cycles in excessive heat!

  6. Rotate Linens
    Finally, rotate your bed linens to promote even wear.  The set that comes off your bed should go back in the linen closet and a new set should go on.  This will insure that your linens are evenly worn.

Finally, some other useful tips for getting the most out of your bed linen investment include: use a gentle wash cycle and avoid using harsh chemicals such as bleach, use a mattress topper, like our Extra Plush and Extra Thick Mattress Pad, to extend the life of sheets and mattresses. Pillow encasements can be used to avoid frequent washing of pillows and as protection against bed bugs.

Following the following steps should ensure that your bed linen will remain a wise investment and will provide a great night’s sleep time after time.  Everyone knows how it feels to sleep in clean, well taken care of bed linens.  Not only do they smell good but having them wonderfully clean also helps you sleep better!  Take the time to care for your bed linens and you’ll be happy.

 

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Review of the Week: GREAT Features and Personel

ExceptionalSheets Mattress Encasement - Waterproof - Bed Bug Protector
The ExceptionalSheets Mattress Encasement

Our review of the week, for the Mattress Encasement – Waterproof – Bed Bug Protector was submitted by “George” from Central Florida. He says the ExceptionalSheets mattress encasement was so great that he bought five in the course a couple days…

★★★★

One day I purchased 3 mattress enclosures, then a couple of days later, I ordered 2 more enclosures.
The first order was from their website, very easy to navigate. the second order was done by telephone, also very easy.
The people I spoke with were VERY helpful!!
I give them 4.9 out of of 5 stars (no one gets 5 stars).
All the items were delivered very quickly.
The installation could not have been any easier, unless they installed them for us. :-)
The products seem to be of excellent quality and I am VERY pleased!
I highly recommend this product from this company.

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Five Ways to Stop Back Pain in Your Sleep

Waking up to the strain of back pain is a nightmare in and of itself. It’s no coincidence that the National Sleep Foundation has reported that the majority of the people who suffer with chronic pain don’t get great sleep.

Nighttime back pain is a specific type of lower back pain that could pinpoint a serious problem with your spine. In the United States, between 60% and 80% of the population experiences some form of low back pain. It is one of the most common reasons people see their doctor for. However, debilitating as back pain can be, most instances of it are tolerable, and people who get adequate rest and proper exercise often see improvement within a matter of weeks. With nighttime back pain, however, people can’t get the rest they need because they can’t get relief from their pain.

Some may ask, how can you get a good night’s sleep if you can’t get to sleep because of the pain? There are many different ways to find the relief you need, but some may have go through the process of trial and error.

Discovering Relief

Here is a few ways that may help you find the relief you need:

  1. Try a body pillow. We recommend trying our Down Alternative Body Pillow. 20” x 60” in size, our body pillow is the support you need. Placing it between your knees, allowing it to rest along your trunk, will take the pressure off your back during the night.

  2. 10" Gel Memory Foam Mattress
    10″ Gel Memory Foam Mattress

    Discover a new mattress. Many of us here at eLuxurySupply swear by the 10” Gel Memory Foam Mattress. Getting away from an old-bumpy mattress can make all the difference in the world. Unlike traditional mattresses, the 10” Gel Memory Foam Mattress rids you of the box springs that cause a lot of strain on your back.

  3. Try switching your sleeping position. If you sleep on your side, draw your legs up slightly toward your chest and put a pillow between your legs. Use a full-length body pillow if you prefer.If you sleep on your back, place a thin Down Alternative Hypoallergenic Pillow under your knees to help maintain the normal curve of your lower back. You might try a small, rolled towel under the small of your back for additional support. Support your neck with a pillow.

    Sleeping on your stomach can be hard on your back. If you can’t sleep any other way, reduce the strain on your back by placing a pillow under your pelvis and lower abdomen. Use a pillow under your head if it doesn’t place too much strain on your back. If it does cause strain, try sleeping without a pillow under your head.

  4. Use a pillow effectively. Make sure you are supporting your neck efficiently. Avoid resting your shoulders on the pillow will also help your sleep. We here at eLuxurySupply recommend our Extra Soft Down Pillow by ExceptionalSheets.

  5. Change to new sleep habits. Avoiding certain habits before bed will reduce back pain as well. Avoiding alcohol and caffeine and alcohol before you head to bed will improve you morning strain. Creating a friendly sleep environment and talking to a physician about sleep medication is another way to improve your “sleep hygiene.”

If you are still having problems with back pain, talk to your primary care doctor about getting the help you need.

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