You might think we’re taking things a bit far when we claim that our mattresses can help you lose weight, live longer, and even learn a foreign language, but it’s true!
Hear us out.
You know that maintaining optimal health requires 8 to 9 hours of sleep per night, right? Well, there’s a big difference between 8 hours of tossing and turning and 8 hours of deep, quality sleep. And that quality sleep provides you with more than just the energy to make it through a busy day. Good sleep can also improve your memory, add years to your life, curb inflammation, maintain a healthy weight, spur creativity, and improve grades and athletic performance.
Your mattress plays a large role in the quality of your sleep. Take a look at these 5 ways a good mattress can affect your sleep and your health – for the better.
1. Decrease pain and lower stress levels
When your mattress is too old or too soft, it can cause pain in your body because it’s not being properly supported. Low quality mattresses may begin to sag in the center or in the places where your body is heaviest within just a couple of years of purchase. That leads to inflammation and pain that diminishes your quality of sleep and affects other areas of your life. When you’re consistently not getting a good night’s sleep, you become susceptible to headaches, worry, irritability, and other stress-factors.
2. Minimize allergies
Dust and dust mites can accumulate in the inner cavity of a coil mattress, causing allergic reactions and asthma-like symptoms that interrupt sleep. Try vacuuming your mattress and using an allergy-proof slipcover. Purchasing an organic, chemical-free mattress will also eliminate the allergic reactions many people have to the chemicals in standard mattresses.
3. Improve your memory
If you’ve ever had a great quality mattress at home and then slept a night on a lesser quality mattress in a hotel or elsewhere, you know how much comfort matters when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. But did you know that can even make a difference on how your memory functions? Even when you’re sleeping, your brain is busy. In fact, it’s actually practicing things you learned while you were awake. Studies have shown that people who get adequate sleep do better on tests and learn new languages faster than those who don’t.
4. Protect your spine
The spine works hard and needs adequate rest to stay strong and do its job every day. Without a good night’s sleep on a quality mattress, you put yourself at risk for muscle fatigue and back problems. A good mattress maintains the same natural spinal alignment you have when standing. When your body is allowed to rest in its natural position, your muscles are relaxed, and your sleep will be more refreshing. Additionally, turning your mattress regularly will help maintain even wear and give you the best support.
5. Decrease appetite
A great mattress can help you sleep better every night. And that sleep can actually help you shed pounds and achieve your weight loss goals. Lack of sleep has been associated with an increase in hunger and appetite, and even to obesity. Sleep loss stimulates the appetite and cravings for high-fat, high-carbohydrate foods. Some people believe that adequate sleep should be a standard part of weight loss programs. We think the purchase of a great mattress should be, too.
We’ve got what you need for a good night’s sleep!
At Mattress World, we’re all about quality sleep, and we’re a great source for discounted prices on fine mattress brands. Our mattress selection includes chemical free, organic, pure latex rubber, Aireloom, MLily and so many other options for a variety of budgets and preferences. We have something for everyone. Come visit our showroom in Hillcrest or browse our inventory at GentleHome.com.
Because a good night’s sleep is much more than a good night’s sleep – it’s the key to your health and your quality of life.