5 Ways Your Mattress Affects Your Sleep and Health

by | Apr 30, 2017

5 Ways Your Mattress Affects Your Sleep and HealthThe right mattress helps you sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed, yet many times people avoid getting a new mattress. Unfortunately, the wrong mattress, or an old mattress, causes more than poor sleep and lower back pain. Here are five unexpected ways your mattress can affect your sleep and health.

A New Mattress Might Lower Stress

A recent study showed that sleeping on a new mattress significantly lowered stress levels in healthy individuals. This is likely due to improved sleep quality and decreased back and neck pain.

Your Mattress Might be Contributing to Allergies

Dust mites thrive in mattresses because they feed off the dead skin cells people shed. Many people are allergic to dust mites, particularly those who suffer from asthma. Using slipcovers, latex mattresses, and washing bedding in hot water helps, but an old mattress is likely harboring many dust mites.

“Medium-Firm” is Subjective

A mattress that is soft to one person may feel firm to another. When you are shopping for a new mattress, it is important to spend time laying on it to make sure it feels comfortable to you. Sleeping on it at home is ideal, so look for a Calgary mattress store with a good return policy.

Turning and Tossing Indicate it is Time for a New Mattress

If your sleep is interrupted because you can’t get comfortable or you aren’t sleeping as well as you used to at home, then it’s time for a new mattress. A latex mattress is an excellent choice for comfortable support, and minimizes disruption when one partner moves around.

Using Your Computer in Bed Affects Your Sleep

Your bed should be reserved for sleeping; otherwise your brain becomes a custom to working when you are on your mattress. In addition, the backlight from your devices works against your brain trying to fall asleep.

The Right Mattress Makes a Difference

Shopping for a new mattress can be tough, but with the right guidelines you will be well on your way to getting your best sleep yet. By thoroughly testing the mattress, and sticking with natural materials, such as a latex mattress, you will have the best chance of finding the right mattress for you.

Sleep Boutique is proud to offer expert mattress advice to ensure that you are sleeping soundly for years to come.


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Yours truly, Colin Crump.
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