How The Wrong Mattress Can Affect Your Health



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Choosing the best mattress

The benefits of a good night’s sleep are endless and not having the right mattress can impact on the quality of sleep. As we sleep it’s our bodies chance to fully recuperate, store information and relax muscles and joints. Sleep is important for rest as well as restoration. The mattress you sleep on has a direct correlation with how well you sleep. A bad mattress isn’t only responsible for physiological problems but problems with an individual’s psychological well being.

According to the Sleep Council a mattress should be changed every 7 years. Some people change their car or home more often. Yet a mattress which is used for nearly a ⅓ of your day, everyday, is often overlooked and this can directly impinge on your health. A decent mattress doesn’t have to be expensive, you can get a top quality clearance mattress for a fraction of the price. Ultimately investing in your health is priceless. Here are some of the health issues caused by a bad mattress and the mattresses to choose to alleviate these problems:

Back Pain

The most notably common problem with the wrong mattress is back pain, as an old sagging mattress won’t provide you with any spinal support. Similarly a mattress which is too firm can cause aches and pains. If you suffer with back pain or have a manual job, a memory foam mattress may be ideal. This mattress relieves pressure points by reacting with the body heat to create a protective mould which contours the body. If you suffer with back pain, a non turn mattress is designed to have a single sleeping side so the mattress never needs to be lifted and turned over every 3 months, as recommended with other mattresses.

Weight Gain

The recommended amount of sleep (6-8 hours) will boost metabolic efficiency which helps to burn body fat and increase the growth of hormones. According to the Sleep Foundation, poor sleep may increase appetite. As the psychological manifestations of fatigue, sleep and hunger are similar, we confuse them and overeat when we’re actually sleepy. People who are overly tired may be tempted to reach for caffeine and junk food for a quick boost.

If you sleep with a partner and have differing weights, a pocket spring or miracoil mattress will support both of you. As this mattress has individually created springs which work in isolation, this mattress will individually support you both at the same time without any “roll together”.

 Memory Loss/Diminished brain activity

Sleep is important in memory consolidation. During REM sleep it will sort out relevant information and store information that will need to be re-called. If your mattress is causing you to toss and turn you are less likely to go through the much needed stages of sleep, that are needed for memory functions.

 Asthma and Allergies

If you’re prone to asthma and allergies, your mattress may be keeping you awake at night. Dust mites and insects can keep you awake at night by getting into the respiratory system. A hypoallergenic mattress helps keep allergies at bay as there is a protective layer.

Many people suffer from lack of sleep and health problems as a result of this, yet don’t know their mattress is the issue. Always try before you buy and make sure that you choose a mattress for your individual needs to prevent future health problems.

Mattress.co.uk is the official mattress clearance siteof the Silentnight group, offering a range of top quality reduced mattresses.

 

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