We spend about a 3rd of our lives in a single place, and that place is bed. It’s the only place we crave when we’re farfar from home, our favourite place to kick it after a long day, the hardest place with which to part every morning and the right place to have an entire lot of sex.
Your mattress is your safe space, a manifestation of your manhood. So, why not invest in it? We don’t just mean getting yourself a cushty, supportive mattress. This is a lot more than that; your bed can be her final deciding aspect as to whether or not or now no longer she feels like napping with you.
Here are six things she will certainly observe about your place of slumber before she climbs into it… or insists she better head home.
1. Make your bed.
Of course, you plan to crawl right back into it, yank the sheets from their tucked positions and dismantle your stack of pillows later anyway, but science says that people who make their beds, regardless, are happier and far less stressed than people who opt out. Likewise, she’ll feel better about climbing into a neat bed than a matted one.
2. Change yours sheets through the season.
Sheets are an oft-underrated element, usually left in the shadows of the comforter. But your sheets can make or break your sleep, especially in unruly weather conditions. It’s a fact that women are always colder than men, so consider that when you’re deciding between jersey cotton and flannel sheets come winter.
3. Have more than two pillows.
Even if you don’t need more than two pillows, your bed needs more than two pillows. It seems sad and uninviting without them and it also means that, if you do decide to throw a sleepover, each of you is then relegated to one lone pillow. Toss in at least two standard pillows and two Euro shams propped beneath them, and your bed will feel a world of difference.
4. Don’t neglect the power of the throw.
That’s right: Throw pillows and blankets both have the ability to be wildly influential. They say so much about you as a person by way of colors, prints and materials. Like, if you’ve gone as far as decorating with pillows printed with sports logos, she’ll know you she probably won’t ever get control over the television remote. Or if you’ve got some with inspirational quotes or gingerbread men around the holidays, she’ll assume you’re married.
5. Make sure it smells like clean laundry.
Wash your sheets every week and, if you can’t get to it right away, at least spray them with some kind of cloth freshener. No woman wants to get naked in a bed that smells like a locker room full of pubescent boys who just came in from a sweaty recess.
6. Consider your comforter a vortex.
It should be so comfortable that she’ll want to wrap herself in it and never leave the bed. Get one that is light on the eyes (i.e. one that will suit the rest of your room, or bring it together) and heavy on the body (i.e. puffy, down goodness). You might also want to consider a cover with a cowl that you can wash because keeping the most visible issue of your bed stain-free is certainly important.