A comfortable sleep setting can make a big difference in your sleep quality and your energy levels the next day.
As we spend about a third of our day sleeping in our bed, comfort is an important feature. Whether it is the softness of the mattress, the fluffiness of the pillow, or the warmth of the bed sheets, it is important to find what works best for you. However, everyone is different on this spectrum, and comfort levels can also change with time and under different circumstances.
My partner and I have very different body heat patterns: while I am always cold, he is on the opposite side of the spectrum. As such, we found that sharing a duvet did not work. Although I was nice an cozy, he kept getting warm and uncomfortable in the night. As a solution, we now sleep with different blankets. On the plus side, this also put an end to the blanket thug-of-war that was going on throughout night as I get the duvet all to myself.
Additionally, new situations, such as a new environment, moving in with your partner, animals and/or children may change the sleeping dynamic. Luckily, in time, your body will adapt to these changes.
Nonetheless, if you find yourself consistently waking up in the morning or throughout the night with discomfort, aches or pains, it may be worth investing in some changes. Even small changes such as a mattress cover, a new pillow, or lighter or warmer blankets can make a big difference in your sleep quality and your energy levels the next day. So, whether it is too hard, too soft, too hot or too cold, be like Goldilocks and find what is just right for you.