It’s not often that our mattress is at the forefront of our minds as we go about our daily lives. Yet, so much of our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing rests (literally) on having a decent mattress, that it may be time to give a little more consideration to the thing that supports us while we acquire our much needed sleep.
What Is a Mattress Actually Supposed to Do?
A mattress is a system composed of a foundation, springs, coils and a ‘comfort layer’. The comfort layer is composed of padding, memory foam (usually) and upholstery. The primary purpose of this entire system is to ensure optimum support for your body as it relaxes during sleep. Nobody can fall asleep unless they are comfortable – the second and more luxurious function of a mattress.
Is It Time for a New Mattress?
Waking up with muscle aches and back pain instead of a sense of rejuvenation is a sign that your mattress does not support your posture as it should, or has aged to the point where the components in it can no longer do their job. Sneezing, itching, asthma and chest tightness are signs that a dust mite infestation has become out of control – ew, definitely time for a new mattress! Discomfort is also an indicator that a new mattress or investigation into quality beds is in order.
Losing sleep is linked to a weakened immune system which means a greater chance of contracting flu viruses and common colds and a bad mattress certainly does not need to be a contributing factor to this.
What Should I be Looking for in a Mattress?
Posture support and alignment of the spine is of utmost importance and as such, finding a mattress which supports your weight, whilst also affording you some mobility is a must – think of state of the art coils and spring systems designed with this in mind. Since dust mites can overpopulate and create a variety of health issues, finding a mattress with material that allows the mattress itself to ‘breathe’ will go a long way to help you breathe issue-free too!
What Keeps You Awake at Night?
If stress is the answer, looking into meditation practices and lifestyle changes may be beneficial. If the answer is discomfort, allergies or back ache, then contact Sealy to discuss solutions that only Posturepedic Beds & Mattresses could offer you, or visit their website and be sure to check out the Sealy Posturepedic range.