Bedding, often known as bedclothes or bed linen, is the materials laid above the mattress of a bed for hygiene, warmth, safety of the mattress, and decorative effect. Bedding is the detachable and washable portion of a human sleeping environment. A number of sets of bedding for each bed will typically be washed in rotation and/or changed seasonally to enhance sleep comfort at varying room temperatures. In American English, the phrase bedding generally does not include the mattress, bed body, or bed base (akin to box-spring), while in British English it does. In Australian and New Zealand English, bedding is usually known as manchester.
A set of bedding usually consists of a flat or fitted bed sheet that covers the mattress; a flat high sheet; either a blanket, quilt, or duvet, typically with a duvet cowl which might exchange or be used in addition to the highest sheet; and a variety of pillows with pillowcases, additionally referred to as pillow shams. could also be added to ensure the required insulation in chilly sleeping areas. A standard apply for kids and some adults is to embellish a bed with plush stuffed animals, dolls, and other delicate toys. These aren't included beneath the designation of bedding, although they could provide further warmth to the sleeper.