Bedding, often known as bedclothes or mattress linen, is the materials laid above the mattress of a mattress for hygiene, warmth, protection of the mattress, and decorative effect. Bedding is the detachable and washable portion of a human sleeping environment. Multiple units of bedding for each mattress will usually be washed in rotation and/or changed seasonally to improve sleep comfort at various room temperatures. In American English, the word bedding generally doesn't include the mattress, mattress body, or mattress base (resembling field-spring), while in British English it does. In Australian and New Zealand English, bedding is often called manchester.
A set of bedding normally consists of a flat or fitted mattress sheet that covers the mattress; a flat prime sheet; either a blanket, quilt, or cover, sometimes with a cover cowl which can change or be used along with the highest sheet; and various pillows with pillowcases, also referred to as pillow shams. could also be added to make sure the required insulation in cold sleeping areas. A standard follow for kids and a few adults is to brighten a mattress with plush stuffed animals, dolls, and different gentle toys. These aren't included below the designation of bedding, although they could provide extra warmth to the sleeper.