08 Jun How Your Mattress Affects Your Sleep
That crack on your neck, that pain on your lower back, and that ache whenever you twist your hips could all be because you’re sleeping on the wrong mattress, or one that’s too old. But, did you know that there are other ways a mattress that is less than ideal can affect your sleep and your health?
1. Less Sleep, More Stress
Various studies have shown that both men and women benefit from sleeping on a better mattress. Generally, sleeping on a quality decently-priced mattress can help reduce stuff that contributes to stress, specifically, the lack of sleep.
And because the improved sleep setup leads to fewer aches and pains if any at all, the reduction in stress is even more significant.
2. Older Beds Are Full of Allergens
Older beds are riddled with allergens. In particular, dust mites. These microscopic creatures love to feed on the dead skin cells we shed naturally on a daily basis, and they can cause a lot of problems for those with allergies, especially for people suffering from asthma.
Washing and changing sheets and pillowcases frequently can help reduce dust mites. You can also air them out on the sun as well. If you can, do the same for your mattress. You can also buy “allergy-proof” mattress covers to prevent dust mites from travelling from the mattress to your sheets and pillows.
If all of these aren’t working, you can try cleaning your mattress with a vacuum and topping it off with baking soda overnight.
If all else fails, you might want to consider buying a new queen size mattress in Singapore.
3. Pains and Aches
As good as that ultra-plush mattress may feel the first time you lie down on it, they’re not ideal for sleeping most of the time.
For starters, it creates an unusual bend in specific areas, like your lower back, hips, and/or neck, which is not good for your posture.
If possible, try out different medium-firm mattresses from various brands for a good thirty minutes to one hour to see which one fits you best.
Perpetual sleep deprivation is bad for your health because it can lead to a litany of health issues.
If you’re suffering from insomnia, think about how old your mattress is and consider replacing it. Even if it was only bought a year or two ago, that doesn’t rule it out from being the main cause of your lack of sleep.
Everyone Deserves a Good Night’s Rest
The best mattress in Singapore is subject to personal tastes and needs. Some people like theirs slightly harder than usual, while some want a medium-firm mattress. Others feel better sleeping on a soft mattress.
Regardless of preferences, one thing that everyone deserves is a good night’s sleep where they feel energised and refreshed when they wake up.
If your sleep has been less than ideal for quite some time now, take a long hard look at your queen size mattress in Singapore and seriously consider getting it replaced as soon as you can.