Could Your Mattress Be Harming Your Health?

mattressSigns You Need A New Mattress

Sleep is vital for our physical and mental well-being and it’s crucial that we all try to get the balance right. Too much sleep, and you’ll wake up feeling disoriented, lethargic and headachy while too little rest can lead to you feeling tired, grumpy and nauseous. If your mattress hasn’t been replaced in a while and you’re suffering with insomnia, allergies and waking up sore every morning then there could be more to it than your partner’s snoring, hot weather or that annoying car alarm keeping you up at night.

Feeling Restless
You’re lying in bed staring at the ceiling while the clock ticks away as you try in vain to fall asleep despite knowing you’ve got a busy day tomorrow. Sound familiar? If this scenario sounds familiar, then you could be depriving your body of much-needed rest. Sleep not only gives us a much-needed break from the rigors of the day but also refreshes our mind and body.

If you spend more time awake than asleep then you could be not only lowering your productivity levels, mood, and mental acuity but also be leaving yourself at risk of developing high blood pressure, heart, disease, and even obesity. However, there are things that you can do that will allow you to get some shut-eye.

Try upgrading the bed itself as it may be that over the years it has become too small, so feet hang off, or too narrow, and you’re dangerously close to the edge. It could be that you end up using separate duvets, so no one hogs the covers and disturbs the other’s sleep.

Stiff As A Board

 

Do you wake up feeling worse than when you went to bed? Are you struggling with various aches and pains in the morning? While you might blame that permanent crick in your neck on just sleeping poorly, it could actually be your mattress that’s responsible. Gradually, mattresses start to sag, and pillows lose their plumpness leaving you unsupported, which can acerbate back pain, neck pain, and even arthritis.

 

 

 

 

Think carefully about when you last replaced the mattress, or the bed itself and if it’s more than seven years then its time for a new one. Look for a high-quality mattress, that’s not too firm or indeed too soft, or choose a memory foam mattress that molds itself to your individual body shape. Memory foam mattresses tend to be better for a back, neck, or hip problems and you should ask your doctor or local bedding store on tips for buying a tempur mattress, as well as anything else that could relieve pressure and have you wake up feeling more refreshed.

Can’t Stop Sneezing
Bedding can get surprisingly dusty even when washed regularly, and those with allergies and sensitive skin are more susceptible to these microscopic dust particles. To combat this issue, buy a washable mattress cover, try out hypoallergenic bedding and wash all the bedding at least once a week then, once you’ve made the bed, give the duvet a quick vacuum using an upholstery, or sofa attachment.

These are a few signs you might need a new mattress. It can affect your health and cause pain.

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