Mind, Body, Soul and Your Next Mattress
Sleep may be one of the biggest determining factors for good health. You need to get around 8 hours of sleep every night. If this is not the case and you keep tossing and turning in your bed then your mattress may be the cause of your sleepless nights.
Reduced Stress and Pain Levels
A mattress that is too soft or old can be the cause of aches and pains in your body due to a lack of spinal support. If your mattress is sagging in the middle and you just bought it a couple of years ago then it’s a low quality mattress. This will result in pain and swelling which lowers your sleep quality and often affects other areas of your life. This is because lack of quality sleep can lead to worry, headaches, irritability and stress.
Some pests and even dust mites can build up within the cavity of a mattress over time. Often this leads to symptoms resembling asthma and allergic reactions which can interfere with your sleep. To prevent this you can put an allergy-proof slip cover on your mattress or even try vacuuming to remove dust. And remember that if it has been 8 years or more, then it's probably time for a new mattress.
The brain is very active during sleep, consolidating experiences into memories and processing much of the information you acquired during the day. Research has also shown that people getting enough sleep achieve better test results and can learn new languages at a higher speed compared to those who do not.
The spine supports the body all day and this is a daunting task which is why it needs sufficient rest and support to be able to serve you accordingly. Without a quality mattress you will not get enough quality sleep. For many this will result in back problems and muscle fatigue. With support from a good quality mattress, the spine should be aligned the same way it is when you are standing. This allows the body to rest in its correct position, with your muscles getting sufficient relaxation and allowing you to have a good night’s sleep.
Also, remember to turn or flip your mattress as instructed by your mattress manufacturer. This helps ensure you are receiving the best support from your mattress and increase it's longevity.
Did you ever think that your mattress could contribute to your weight? Sleep has a significant part to play in recovery for the body. Decreased sleep or a lack thereof has been identified with increased appetite and hunger which may lead to obesity.You use your mattress more than anything else in your life. If you choose the right one then it sets you up for success in everything else you do. If you are not ready to change you mattress then why not take a look at our 8 small changes that you can make to help your sleep tonight!
- Glencraft Luxury