Consumer Reports has published a guide to walk consumers through the process of purchasing everything they may need for a comfortable bedroom environment, including mattresses, pillows, and sheets.
Avocado Green Mattress Pillowtop: A mattress that’s uncomfortable or sagging from age may leave you struggling to sleep through the night or waking up stiff and sore. Mattress shoppers take note: This brand gets high scores for comfort.
L.L. Bean Pima Cotton Percale: Almost half the sheets in CR’s tests shrink so much over time that they no longer fit. And who wants to wake up with a bottom sheet that’s all askew? After a year of washing, these still fit a 14-inch mattress.
Harkla Weighted Blanket: Sleeping under a weighted blanket may help ease anxiety and insomnia in some cases. Interested? Look for one that’s 10 percent of your body weight. This blanket and its cover are both machine-washable.