Between 1990 and 2005, 575,580 children and adolescents were injured on certain types of beds. An average of 10,260 fires originate from the mattress. Mattresses, to many people, represent sleep, comfort, and rest. While this is true, there is more to buying, owning, and maintaining a mattress than many people would otherwise think. We believe in giving our customers complete service, so we have prepared a handy guide to ensure that you are perfectly sound as you sleep.
Pick the Right Mattress
This tip is fundamental. Picking the right mattress is the very first step on the journey towards lifelong restful sleep. The scientific press has published reports which suggest that formaldehyde, antimony, and boric acid have been found in mattresses. When you are making your purchase, try to do a little research in regard to where the manufacturer is and whether or not they have a history of skirting the law.
You know you are in good hands when you purchase an organic mattress. At Mattress World & Al Davic Furniture, we sell only the highest quality products. Our organic mattresses are made without any additives, so you can be sure that your sleeping experience will not only be quality, but safe.
Lift with Your Legs, Not Your Back
The weight of mattresses can deceive some people. After all, it is nice and fluffy, and meant to slept on. It comes as a surprise that a mattress is often a two person project. Do not be afraid to ask a friend or a family member for help. Also, ensure that you are lifting properly, so that you do not injure yourself.
Don’t Jump on the Bed
Little kids love to jump on the bed, and if you have an expansive bed it can seem like a trampoline in a six year old’s head. There are better places for kids to play. Nearly 36,000 kids injure themselves every year due to injuries sustained because of jumping on the bed. About half of these children are under six. Fatalities are incredibly rare. That being said, a trip to the emergency room will spoil an afternoon.
Try to Limit the Number of Open Flames
Having an aromatic candle near your bed helps certain people sleep. At the beginning of this, we talked about the number of fires where the mattress is the source. In recent years, government regulation has ensured that there are flame retardants in the mattress. As mentioned above, some of these flame retardants are not good for you. If you would like to have a candle near the bed, you should make sure that your sheets do not catch fire.
Avoid Sleeping on Your Stomach
When you sleep on your stomach, you are opening yourself up to a few different types of pain. Front sleepers have reported herniated disks, neck problems, and misaligned spines and necks. If you have to sleep on your stomach, do not use a pillow, or use a very thin one.
If you have any questions, please let us know. Our dedicated, courteous, and knowledgeable staff is here to help you get the highest quality sleeping experience possible. Contact Mattress World today for the best mattresses available.