Michael Breus, PhD: So what do I mean by touch? Well, touch is everything from sheets to your mattress and to your pillow. There's lots of different theories and thoughts out therebut one of the things I can tell you is that if you're not comfortable on the surface on which you sleep and the system in which you sleep, you will get a bad night's rest.And that's one of the things I talk about with my, my boomers, is you know, let's make that bed as comfortable as possible.Most people don't know this statistic, and it's kind of gross, but, so I'm gonna warn you, but the weight of your mattress will double every 7 to 8 years, based on oil, sweat and dust mites.
Michael Breus, PhD: It's pretty gross, but the truth of that matter is that people don't change their mattress enough. You can only imagine what this does to your pillow.So, you need to be changing your pillow, probably about once every 18 to 24 months, you need to be changing your mattress about every 7 years.Sheets are another factor.The truth of the matter is sheets, anything over 450 threads, it's almost impossible to get more than 450 to 500 threads in a square inch and that's how they measure sheets, by thread counts.There is a thread count myth out there. If you buy a 1,000 thread count sheet, it's actually 2 500 thread count woven together.So, it may last a little bit longer, but it's not going to get you any softer than a 450 to 500 thread count sheet.