You know when you spend the weekend in a truly high class hotel… one with the comfiest. bed. ever? You know the type… where you just sink into the mattress and don’t feel like moving?
My hubby literally asked if we could skip the entire weekend and just nap the last time we booked a nice hotel!
Of course, once I bought my Sleep Number mattress and discovered the secret of life that’s my go-to solution for the perfect nights sleep. BUT since not everyone can afford to run out and buy a new mattress here are 10 little things you can do to make your bed just as comfy cozy as the one at your hotel!
Okay, so I still haven’t been able to figure out how they fold a fitted sheet into those neat little squares. They make it look so easy in those little facebook videos but I just can’t seem to master it.
Luckily it’s not necessary to fold your sheets like a pro to have silky soft, high quality sheets… high thread count is one thing to look for but 100 percent pure organic or Egyptian cotton will help check the box for amazing sheets.
And amazing sheets are definitely the first step in comfy hotel bed 101.
Alright y’all it’s time to talk about pillows! There are a million different ways to arrange throw pillows on a bed but there’s a reason that hotels use so many. They’re absolute heaven when it comes to laying in a bed! The more pillows the better.
Even if you don’t sleep on the entire mountain they’re perfect for sitting against to read a good book or a relaxing nap.
Trust me… if your feet aren’t warm and cozy the rest of the bed will. not. matter. Which is why it’s super important to tuck in not only your bottom sheet but also your lightweight comfy blanket! Tuck both in at the bottom and on both sides of the bed (at least up to the knees!).
Then you’ll be able to snuggle down into your blankets light a cuddly burrito.
Comforters Make it Comfy Cozy
The best part about a comfy bed is a big fluffy cloud of fluff to wrap up in (yes I used fluffy twice… it’s that important!). When it comes to fluffy the comforter is the most important part… and down is the top choice! Of course, a down alternative comforter is pretty good too if you’re looking to feel like you’re sitting on a cloud or maybe laying in a big pile of marshmallows.
If you’re not a fan of down (or your cat isn’t… that’s a different story) look for a comforter that has pin tucks or seams so that the filling is evenly distributed.
A Throw Blanket Worthy of a Cuddle
The best part about a throw blanket is that it invites you in to cuddle even when the bed is made. Instead of taking down all the pillows and covers you can lay down for a quick nap or even to read. The best part about a hotel bed (despite all the comfiness) is how you don’t have to make the bed or do the laundry at the end of your stay.
At home you’re the one who suffers from the never-ending laundry bug… and an artfully rumpled bed often just looks like a mess that needs to be cleaned. BUT a throw blanket can literally be thrown across the bed and look perfectly intentional… so it’s a comfy snuggle buddy and a tool to lessen anxiety.
Hopefully I’m not alone in my deep-seated hatred of making the bed (and laundry) otherwise I probably sound like a loon at this point.
Gel Memory Pillows
Okay so you don’t necessarily have to go with a gel memory pillow… the point is to buy sleeping pillows anywhere other than the five dollar spot. Trust me… your neck joints and headache will thank you. I have absolutely fallen in love with these gel memory pillows.
They have super cool gel inside that keeps you cool in the summer and is somehow firm yet soft. Either way I bought one for the hubby a couple years ago for Christmas since he said “Alabama was too hot to handle” and I couldn’t handle him sleeping on the dog’s cooling gel mat any more. He absolutely loved it but I kept stealing it so I finally broke down and bought one for me too.
I’ll get down off my soap box now… the point is that a comfy hotel bed has comfy sleeping pillows. So whether your kryptonite is a cooling gel memory pillow, a pillow filled with down or even one of those core cervical support pillows that have a hollowed out space for your head and neck… the point is to find a pillow that lets you wake up with a clear head and no cricks in your neck.
Layers, Layers, Layers!
We’ve touched on all the benefits of throw blankets and comforters already but here’s a second benefit… layers! There’s a reason hotels have so many layers on their beds… so that you’re ready for anything.
Whether you’re looking to cool off after a hot night or cuddle up on a cold winter’s evening layers ensure you have the right blankets for all. the. temperatures. So start with silky sheets, tuck in your lightweight blanket, add a cloud like comforter and throw a throw blanket over the top. If you struggle with insomnia or anxiety add a weighted blanket to the whole thing… then you’ll be ready for anything!
If you’re the type of person who suffers from sleep loss or anxiety… or insomnia I highly recommend a weighted blanket. It may not be a standard issue for every hotel room but trust me it totally should be. These little guys make a big difference in quality of sleep which is kind of important!
I even picked up a smaller lap version of my weighted blanket so that it can travel with me when I’m away in a big comfy hotel bed. I won’t get tooooooo into it here but here’s all the info you could ask for when it comes to my first hand experience with weighted blankets!
If you aren’t rocking a sleep number mattress you can always add a rocking mattress topper to the mattress you already have! Trust me any mattress topper at all will add comfiness to your bed but if you’ve never heard of a fluffy goose down topper then you’ve never truly lived.
Trust me… a mattress topper makes all the difference between sitting on a rock (that you previously thought was a cushion) and a cloud!
It’s very hard to relax and get quality sleep if you’re staring at the moon’s reflection on your ceiling all night long. OR if you’re woken up by the early morning rays of the sun when you’re looking to sleep in. So take it from your favorite hotel and make sure you have curtains over your windows that actually block the light.
Not just decorative panels but actual blackout curtains that will help keep the light out until your ready to let it in! You can always add decorative panels over top but the blackout panels will help your room stay dark and cozy. Perfect for sleeping.