You’ve finally managed to get 8 hours of sleep and should be feeling young, healthy, and strong; but instead you get out of bed and feel like your 90 years old and falling apart with arthritis or rheumatism. You’re not alone. Many people suffer from back problems, or other maladies, due to incorrect mattresses. Firm mattresses, soft mattresses, remote control mattresses — with so many to choose from, where do you begin?
First and foremost, get out to some mattress stores and try some out. You need to lay on them as if you were going to sleep right then and there — it’s crucial to feel the mattress and find one that fits your needs. Some like them hard and firm, while others like them soft and cushiony. Some people argue that firmer mattresses are ideal for people who sleep on their backs or stomachs, since the firmness of the mattress provides better support for the spine and body in general. Softer mattresses are said to be better for people who sleep on their sides, to cushion their shoulders. With that said, I, personally, like a firm mattress and I still sleep on my side; so, what might work for one person might not do any justice for you. You really must try a mattress and see if it is something that will help your sleep and not hinder it. With just the right mix of comfort and support, a good mattress can help you accomplish this and answer your question: What took me so long to buy a mattress?
Mattresses can be costly, but after all, a third of your life is consumed by sleep; so, it’s important to find one that helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle by allowing yourself proper rest each night. Top mattress covers and pads offer a more economical alternative for people on a strict budget or who have a decent mattress but just need to increase the comfort or support level. These top covers and pads are usually found within 1-inch to 4-inch thickness options. It’s possible to obtain the support and comfort you seek with the correct top mattress cover or pad, and at a fraction of the cost of an expensive name-brand mattress.
The importance of a good night’s sleep is as important as a healthy, well balanced diet. Sleep is the time when our bodies replenish and heal. If your body is not relaxed as you sleep, due to an inadequate mattress support system, your nerves and muscles will remind you of this through the pain you feel the next morning. Due to inferior mattress support, serious medical conditions can arise. As people who fail to get a good night’s sleep try to “make it through the day”, they end up eating junk food to rapidly increase their energy throughout the day which can lead to diabetes and heart issues.
If you find yourself getting out of bed in the morning feeling pain, discomfort, or as if you haven’t slept at all, there’s a good chance you need a new mattress. Whether you opt for a mattress, a top cover mattress, or a mattress pad, you’ll be back up and running again once you find something to support and comfort you throughout the night.