We have a fantastic guest post this week from Cindy Walker of Ortho Mattress discussing the ways your mattress could possibly be affecting your sleep and health. Good quality sleep is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle- for your ability to function on a day to day basis with energy, managing hunger and satiety, and overall mental clarity. Therefore, if you suffer from poor quality sleep, feel tired or fatigued after a full night sleep, or your body feels achy when you wake up in the morning, you may want to explore these 7 surprising ways your mattress may be playing a role.
New Mattress vs. Old Mattress:
According to some studies sleeping on a brand new mattress can provide a better and quality sleep and it can also reduce your stress levels than sleeping on the old mattress. As per the reports, it is absolutely suggested to replace your old mattress if you are using it more than eight years.
Allergies Due to Your Old Mattress:
The BSC (Better Sleep Council) conducted a research and reported that most people do not clean their mattress quite often, and to avoid such allergies they must clean their mattress frequently. If still, they suffer from allergies like a sore throat or a runny nose, then they should consider buying a new mattress as soon as possible.
Ultra-Push Mattresses are not helpful:
Many individuals prefer ultra-plush mattress, but they are not at all a good choice as they are too soft and chances are that you may suffer from back pain. Also, you have to face other health issues along with back pain. That is why it is important to check the mattress before buying also it is advisable to buy medium-firm to avoid back pain. Also, you should not just go with the brand or expensive mattress, and don’t just believe the features that the brands guarantee. It is always a good thing to do is check the firmness and other features before buying the mattress.
Here you can find some of the strange ways of your mattress can affect your health and sleep:
1. Old Mattress Make You Feel Drowsy and Tired:
An Old mattress cannot provide quality sleep as it loses its capacity to provide a better good night sleep. Many individuals often feel tired after waking up even after sleeping the entire night. They feel drowsy and tired because of not having proper sleep and it can affect their daytime work.
If you think you are not getting enough sleep because of your mattress, then it is the right time to buy a new mattress.
2. Lumps on Your Mattress are not a Good Sign:
If you feel lumps on your mattress, then it often causes back pain and other health issues. The lumps on your mattress may not be visible to the naked eye, but you can easily feel them once you lie down on your mattress. Many people ignore the fact that these lumps can cause a major health issue. If you keep ignore it for over a period of time then you may have to face some severe health issues. So don’t neglect anymore, get the new mattress quickly.
3. Neck Aches Due to Your Mattress:
You may have to suffer from neck pain if you are sleeping on a worn and torn mattress. The neck pains can ruin your entire day and you cannot concentrate on anything. The major reason for bad neck and shoulder pain can be the condition of your mattress. If you are using it for more than eight years, the mattress naturally loses the shape and may not be comfortable enough to have a good night sleep. Before it gets any worse, make sure to change your mattress immediately.
4. Body Transformation:
Naturally, the human body shape changes as they grow old, also, the comfort needs changes every year. That is why it is important to know what exactly suites to your body when it comes to providing comfort. To make your body feel comfortable, definitely, you need a high-quality mattress. You should consider getting durable and high-quality mattress when you are pregnant or gaining weight; you should also consider the changes in the body. It is always good to change your mattress every 8 to 10 years to get a quality sleep.
If you are feeling stiffness when you wake up, this means that your mattress is not supporting your body and causing the stiffness. This can happen when your mattress might become broken its springs because of long-term use. If it is the reason, then remember to buy a new and durable mattress immediately to avoid any other health issues.
6. Comfort Level:
The important reason why you need a good eight hours sleep is that you can wake up fresh and be active the entire day. However, because of your old mattress, you are not able to wake up peacefully, and then there is no point of resting eight hours. So buy new mattress quickly. It can help you reduce your stress levels as well and provide a positive effect on your body.
Every individual lifestyle is different as some people are active and people laze around a lot. Some people work late at night and some work from home. When your lifestyle is different, then why do you want to use the same mattress? So, now it is time to bring the new trend, buy a mattress according to your needs.
Health is the very important thing to consider, so when it giving quality sleep to your body, you should consider all these above factors and buy the best and most durable Ortho Mattress for your need.
Here is a great infographic to break down these ideas:
Could you relate to some of these mattress tips? How has changing your mattress affected your sleep and health? I would love to hear your feedback.
I wanted to extend another thank you to Cindy Walker of Ortho Mattress for this great guest post!
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