Sleeping is the daily “luxury” we afford ourselves. An opportunity for much needed rest and recuperation ahead of the next day. Experts say that we need to sleep at least 8 hours a day. However, in reality, some people need more sleep, while others need less.

In any case, what is important is for us to sleep well, without any interruptions, so that in the morning we feel well-rested and healthy. This is why the bedroom is the most important room of the house, since its design plays a huge role in ensuring the best possible sleep.

A basic principle is to rid your bedroom of anything that is not sleep-related: if you have fitness equipment, a desk or electronic devices in your bedroom, it is better to move them to a different room, so that your brain can focus exclusively on relaxing and sleeping. Make sure to keep your room cool, quiet and dark, turning off all the lights and closing the curtains. Further, if you like colours, you should choose shades that help you relax, such as soft blue and green or light purple.

Above all, you should make sure to use sheets made out of the best possible materials, so that you will be able to sleep in comfort and safety at night, without any interruptions. Cotton is the best choice for bed linen, since it allows our body to breathe – a very important fact, especially if we consider that during sleep our body expends up to half a litre of water. Choose sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers made from 100% cotton, which is the best choice for possible allergies and keeping mites away. Other choices include silk, which stays warm during winter and cool during summer or linen, which is more suitable for summer, since it is cooler.

Choose a pillow according to your needs; it could be hard, soft, thin or fluffy. However, you should make sure that its content is made from natural materials, such as cotton, feathers, wool or natural latex. If you are allergic to down, prefer cotton or wool.

For the duvet or quilt, feathers are the best choice, since they offer warmth that does not compare to any blanket. The best duvets are made from 100% goose feathers and if properly conserved, they can last for many years. If you are allergic to feathers, you can choose a hypoallergenic duvet made from wool or cotton, which is however less warm than a feather or woolen duvet.

Equip your bedroom with the most appropriate materials that you will find at ALPHAMEGA Hypermarkets and make sure you get the best possible sleep. See our offers on duvets, sheets and pillows in our latest brochure.