Tossing and turning during sleep is a necessary component of sleep and the regulation of blood flow. However, if it is causing disruptions in your sleeping routine or happening too frequently to be normal, then it may be time to consider the effectiveness of your mattress for alleviating pressure and evenly distributing your body weight.
Tossing and Turning
Tossing and turning in your sleep is the result of the need to shift the weight from one side of your body to another. The reason that this is necessary is because weight placed on a specific point reduces blood flow through the pressure placed on your capillaries and blood vessels. The reduced blood flow means that less oxygen and nutrients reach your body as they should be.
Whilst rolling over alleviates the pressure and allows for the return of blood to the specific area, moving constantly can disrupt sleep and make it difficult for some to fall back asleep if they are prone to waking up during movement in sleep. An interrupted night’s sleep can have dire consequences on its own, but consecutive nights of interrupted sleep are a real problem.
What is The Solution?
Michael Decker has his PhD and is an associate professor at Georgia State University and spokesman for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine; he says, “a mattress can impact a person’s sleep,”. Further studies have concluded that reducing pressure points during sleep can greatly improve the condition and consistency of sleep.
Which Mattress Will Reduce Pressure Points?
This is different for everyone and depends on a variety of health requirements that are specific to the individual. Fortunately, the solutions are plentiful as well; coil and spring, memory foam, gel, posturepedic beds and mattresses as well as hybrid mattresses are all feasible options. Find your perfect solution by contacting Sealy Posturepedic or visiting their website.