When it comes to things like extreme sports or even just going to the gym, you wouldn’t head off without the right gear or equipment, would you? It’s the same principle for sleeping, surprisingly enough. Most of us go to bed every night without having invested in the right mattress to help us get the most out of our 8-hour sleep. It might sound odd to you; after all, surely you just need a comfortable mattress and that’s enough?
Having a mattress that’s comfy is very important, as it can help you drift off to sleep much easier. However, that’s not where your mattress’ job stops. It’s even more important to have a mattress that’s going to support your body in the right places throughout the night because it can have a huge impact on your health and wellbeing.
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What is a ‘good mattress’?
Walk into a mattress shop and every single mattress may look exactly the same to you, so why does it matter which one you pick? The truth is that there are so many different mattresses to accommodate different needs; from firm to soft and with extra features like memory foam and pocket springs. All of a sudden it can become a big job to find the right mattress for you.
So, what does it mean to find a good mattress? A quality mattress is one that fits to your personal preference, and it’s often dependent on how you sleep. You may prefer a traditional spring mattress, or you might be looking for an extra level of support and pressure relief. But what difference does it really make?
Relieves joint pain
Having the right mattress can mean improved support for your body while you sleep. If you suffer from back or joint pain in the night, it’s possibly because your mattress isn’t right for you.
A supportive mattress does more than just make sure you’re comfortable; it ensures that your spine is aligned properly and takes the pressure off your pressure points. This means that you’ll wake up pain-free and feeling refreshed.
Sleeping better is almost directly correlated to having less stress. Stress can come from many different scenarios; even something as simple as headaches or being irritated, which are common symptoms of not having enough sleep. Investing in a quality mattress can increase your sleep quality, which is turn helps you to let go of some of your stress.
You’ll also be more awake and alert through the day, which should help you to deal with any stress that lingers.
Clearing up allergies
If you’ve had your current mattress for some time, you might be surprised to learn that there’s a chance it could be home to pests, germs and dust mites. These could cause allergies, which has an effect on your sleep.
Health issues like respiratory problems, sneezing and watery eyes might be coming from your bed; if this sounds familiar, it’s time to change your mattress and find a new one!