Give a sheet about your bedding. Do you need a good excuse to upgrade your sheets and mattress? We have two reasons. First, about those tired pillowcases? Graf says that if you sleep on your side, you'll probably see more wrinkling on that side of your face because the friction and the creasing from your pillow can contribute to permanent wrinkles on your face. (A recent study suggests otherwise, but most dermatologists are sticking by this theory.) Graf suggests sleeping on silk pillowcases because they don't wrinkle like cotton and polyester fabrics. Also, change your pillowcase at least once a week. Why? Because we said so. And all of those nighttime products, plus the natural oil from your skin, accumulate over time and can funk up a pillowcase.
If you've been sleeping on the same mattress for more than eight years, it's time to start researching a replacement. (Fun fact: the average lifespan of a mattress is 8 to 15 years.) You'll spend a third of your life in bed, and if you're losing sleep because of a lumpy, old mattress, you can justify buying a new one … for health reasons. (Although we're pretty sure it's not tax deductible, like your HSA.) Spring for a good mattress made with natural fibers -- they keep your body temperature cool, which is crucial for good sleep. If you're up for a serious splurge, try a Hastens mattress, which is handmade from wool and cotton -- prices start at $6,500, but it's guaranteed for 25 years.
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