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And Good Housekeeping wants to help you do just that. The experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute's Textiles Lab have tested hundreds of bedding items — from sheets and pillows to mattresses and blankets — for durability, fabric strength, pilling resistance, washability and more. In addition to lab equipment, the team also tapped more than 500 at-home sleepers to test factors including comfort, support, fit, softness, temperature regulation and appearance.
Lexie Sachs, fiber scientist and executive director of the Textiles Lab, visited TODAY with Hoda & Jenna to share a look at seven of the 2022 Bedding Awards. Temperature-regulated and pressure-relieving products were big winners this year, from an ice cube pillow to mattress pads.
Keep reading to check out all the best bedding products that will have you begging for a few more minutes in bed.
2022 Good Housekeeping Best Bedding Awards winners
Do you wake up in pain? Add comfort and support to your existing mattress and give it a new feel with this Good Housekeeping pick. The foam is designed to cradle your pressure points, like hips and shoulders, and features temperature-controlled technology to keep you comfortable and cool all night long.
If you're always flipping your pillow over to the lie on the cool side, then look no further than the Ice Cube Cooling Pillow. In addition to its cooling effects, Sachs says this is a total game-changer for slide sleepers because the shape is different than normal pillows and fills the gap between your head, neck and shoulders for proper sleep alignment.
Another option for hot sleepers is this lightweight and microfiber fleece blanket. According to the Good Housekeeping Institute lab results, testers gave it a perfect comfort score and zero complaints. Sachs says this versatile blanket is super soft and can be used on your bed or sofa — and it's under $20!
Sachs says testers loved this down alternative mattress pad for its temperature-regulating benefits. Featuring temperature phase-change technology, the pad stores and releases your body heat to keep you comfortable and cool all night.
This hypoallergenic down alternative comforter feels just as luxurious as a real down option. Featuring a 400 thread count and 100 percent cotton, Sachs says lab testers loved the coziness and lightweight feel of the comforter. It also comes in three different warmth levels for your personal preference or season.
This viral sheet set is a repeat winner from last year and we can see why. It has hundreds of thousands of Amazon reviews because of its price and buttery smooth softness. The Textiles Lab testers have found the product lives up to the hype and gave it top softness scores. Plus it comes in over 40 colorways to match your favorite bedroom decor.
For the ultimate bedding upgrade, you can opt for a completely new mattress. Sachs says buying sustainable and certified organic mattresses can cost several thousand dollars, but you can grab this queen mattress for under $1,000. Featuring 100 percent certified organic latex, cotton and wool, testers said it led to better sleep quality.
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