A great night’s sleep is essential to your health and overall wellbeing. There are many factors that can influence the quality of sleep you are getting. Stress, the temperature of your home, and bedding could all be having a greater influence on your health than you might think. People come in all shapes and sizes so their mattresses and bed frames should too. Here are some reasons you need to make sure that your bed is right for you:
REM sleep = restorative sleep
If you are not getting a restful night’s sleep then it is likely that you are not sleeping deeply enough. When a sleeper is in the REM state, they are getting the most restorative sleep. If a sleeper never enters this state then they are never getting a truly restful night of sleep.
Many people suffer from allergies and are not even aware of it. If you find yourself with symptoms such as itchy eyes, runny nose, or sneezing, you might be experiencing allergies. Mattresses and other bedding can harbor dust mites and mold. New mattress technology and green practices have made it possible to build in microbial and allergen protection when manufacturing mattresses.
Mattresses break down
Since mattresses last a long time, it is easy to forget that they do break down over time. This means you might be sleeping on a mattress that is not nearly as supportive as it was when it was new. Springs can fall out of place or foams can flatten out. A good mattress is well worth the investment.
Your mattress should be supportive of your body type
Some people need a firmer mattress than others do; sometimes couples have body types that differ enough that they need different mattresses. Luckily, there are many different types of adjustable beds available that allow two users to customize the level of firmness and support on their side of the bed. This can be a great solution for those who prefer a vastly different mattress to their partner. Adjustable beds are also great as your needs change over the years.
Reduce chronic joint and back problems
A properly supportive bed can have a big impact on your life if you suffer from chronic joint or back problems. It is an inexpensive way to reduce aches, pains, and trips to the doctor. This means you can lead a more active lifestyle with less pain and discomfort.
Designing a more pleasing room for sleep
While a supportive bed is important, it is also important to consider other ways to improve your sleep. Comfortable bed linens can make for an easier night’s rest. In the winter, cotton flannel might be suitable whereas in the summer, crisp and cool cotton may be more appropriate. Avoid using your bed for activities such as watching movies on your laptop; it can make it much harder for your body to know that it is time for sleep.