Since we were young, we have been told that getting enough sleep is the key to great health. From improving your memory to fighting obesity, and even strengthening your immune system! There are plenty of benefits in getting your full 8 hours of sleep. If you did not know already, one of the best ways to get good sleep is to get a great mattress.

Sleeping takes up 1/3 of our lives, but unfortunately, most of us are not well prepared in the bedroom, especially when it comes to mattresses. As preached by Jessica, finding a good mattress would be crucial in achieving good health, especially for your back as it will provide you with the right support and comfort level. Here are some notable benefits of getting a good mattress.

Good Spinal Alignment

A good mattress would support every part of your body equally as you sleep. Without an even weight distribution, you will not have sufficient support for your lower back, this would mean that your spine won’t be in a neutral position as you sleep, resulting in an improper spinal alignment. Sleeping without proper spinal alignment will lead you to tons of problems over time, most notably, chronic back pain.

If you think getting a soft mattress is a good idea, you might want to reconsider. Most soft mattresses do not provide adequate support to your back as you sleep. These mattresses can cause your shoulders and hips to rest too heavily. A good mattress would prevent this as it would support the natural curve of your spine.

Prevent Pain

If you already suffer from back or joint pain, your mattress is usually the culprit behind all that. If you are searching for a pain-free sleep, your mattress should hold your spine in a straight line throughout your sleep. This should also relieve your pressure points and support your natural posture, all of which would help prevent pain.

Prevent snoring

Most of us snore once in a while, but if you snore on a daily basis to a point where it’s becoming an issue, your airway is partially obstructed during sleep, caused by your mattress (most of the time). If your mattress sags too much when you are sleeping on it, your head and neck will not get adequate support, this would cause throat restriction and viola – snoring. If you want to sleep snore-free, you should consider getting a medium-firm mattress.

Toss and turn all you like

All of us know how it feels like to be interrupted during our good night’s sleep. If you and/or your partner tosses and turns at night and it’s affecting your quality of sleep, this has to do with your mattress’s motion isolation capabilities.

Rolling over creates motion waves, which are transferred through your mattress. To prevent this, you would want to consider a firm, good quality mattress that will do the job in absorbing all these motion waves. With a good firm mattress, you and/or your partner would be able to toss and turn all you like without interference to the quality of sleep.

Lower Stress Levels

As mentioned above, we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping, and the best way to lower the stress levels caused by the remaining 2/3 of our lives, getting good sleep quality would be vital, Sleep deficiency is causing your body to produce more stress hormones, which would increase your blood pressure. If you want to be calm during work, get great sleep.

Having regular and deep sleep aids in keeping your blood pressure low to have a relaxing mood, and you will need a good mattress to achieve that.

Allergies

Dust mites love to inhabit and set up their homes in mattresses, they are inevitable. That said, they are also the leading cause of indoor allergies in America, and perhaps even in the world. How do we prevent this?

You can start looking out for good quality mattresses that have a dense structure, this would help prevent dust mite inhabitation because there is just not enough room for them to live in the mattress. What would this do? This would mean you will start experiencing lesser hay fever-like symptoms, and fewer sneezes where everyone hates, only more snoozing,.

From this article, you should now know that a good mattress is not always about comfort, it goes beyond that (although comfort is a nice bonus). With the right mattress, you will start seeing a bunch of benefits mentioned above which would improve your health.

About Lesley Michelle

Lesley is the founder and editor of What's Up NW. Lesley does love her beer and writes about that A LOT, but she also loves to shine the light on local events, people and businesses that call the Pacific Northwest home!

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2 Comments on “Why a Good Mattress Is Important for Your Sleep”

  1. It’s really great to know that if we are suffering from really bad back and joint pain, it’s probably a poor mattress that is to blame. My partner and I are both experiencing some back pain right now which makes me think that it’s the mattress. We need to find something new that will be much more comfortable for our bodies.

  2. A good mattress is crucial in achieving good back health. Finding the proper mattress which will offer you an excellent night’s sleep involves getting both the proper support and therefore the right comfort level. There are many factors that effect back pain and the way you sleep, but an honest mattress is proven to form a positive difference and if you’ve got the incorrect mattress for you’ll be aggravating your pain.

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