The foundation of a good night's sleep is all based on how comfortable both your bed and bedding can make you feel. Not all bedding is created equal, and it’s well worth investing in some bedding that suits the way you sleep, as well as adding valuable style points to your sleeping space.
Bedding, also known as bed linen or bed clothes, is technically the term for the materials that go on top of the mattress separating it from the sleeper, as well as the materials that go on top of the sleeper between them and the duvet or blanket. However, in the wider sense bedding also applies to the pillows, blankets, duvets and cushions that are used on the bed.
Bedding is used as a cover to help keep larger and more expensive items such as the mattress and duvet clean. The bedding is tightly fitted around the mattress or duvet or placed between the sleeper and the blanket to maintain a hygiene barrier that is also easy to clean.
Bedding should be washed on a regular basis, usually around once a week, or every time a new sleeper is going in any bed. To keep it fresh, try and wash bedding separately and ideally dry on the line. Make sure it is completely dry before folding and putting away.