According to a National Sleep Foundation poll, 92% of people believe that a comfortable mattress is important to a getting a good night of sleep. However, even though we spend one third of our lives sleeping, many of us haven’t equipped our bedrooms for the long haul.
Studies have shown that the proper amount of high-quality sleep improves our memory, helps us to live longer, and can help with weight loss. If those reasons aren’t enough to get you excited about replacing your mattress, try these on for size:
The perfect mattress relieves stress: During a 2009 study, men and women consecutively slept on their regular mattresses for 28 nights, then they slept on new, medium-firm mattresses for the next 28 nights. The participants were asked about their stress levels with questions about worrying, headaches, irritability and nervousness. On the new beds, there was a significant decrease in stress.
Your mattress could cause allergies: 20 million Americans are allergic to dust mites, which love to call your bed home. Frequently washing sheets and pillow cases can help keep your bed dust mite-free, but don’t forget to clean your mattress as well. Furthermore, if your mattress is more than 10 years old it may be time for a replacement.
There is no universal mattress: The definition of what makes a mattress soft, medium or firm, is subjective to each individual. It’s all about finding what is comfortable for you, which in turn will bring you better sleep. Always spend at least 20 minutes laying on a mattress before deciding if it’s right for you. You may initially choose a soft mattress, only to later realize a firm mattress will better suit your needs.
Tossing and turning? You might need a new mattress: Ignoring that sinking hole or spring stick out in the middle of your mattress is a mistake. Your sleep quality is diminishing over time as you become more uncomfortable.
Using your mattress as a desk can interfere with your sleep: Over time, your brain can start associating your bed as your office, keeping your mind racing about emails and phone calls. Keep in mind that even when they’re off, most electronics emit a blue light which can disrupt your body’s natural sleep rhythm.
The benefits of sleeping on a mattress that allows you to get high-quality snooze are priceless. You’ll be more encouraged to climb into bed at an appropriate time, have more energy, be more optimistic, increase your levels of productive and be much healthier overall. Stop in to Gallery Furniture to speak with a sleep expert about your mattress needs!