You wouldn’t want to hike a mountain or run a marathon without the right type of gear, but even though we spend about a third of our lives sleeping, most of us haven’t prepared when it comes to our bedrooms – well when it comes to mattresses.
You could want to blame your budget on the reason why you are sleeping on a semi great mattress, but when you think about it, just a bit more sleep can help to improve your memory, help you to lose weight, and even help you to live longer. The wrong mattress or one that is too old can cause you a lot of grief in the long run.
Your mattress can cause you stress.
There was a study done where people slept a month on their regular mattress and then another month on a new medium firm mattress. They then had to evaluate their stress levels. Come to find out, that the new mattress helped to decrease their stress levels such as trembling, headaches, irritability, nervousness, racing thoughts, and worrying.
Some mattresses can stir up your allergies
Mattresses are a breeding ground for dust mites. These little buggers feed on your dead skin cells that you shed naturally and most are found in your bed. It is especially bad for those who have asthma. Washing your bed linens in hot water frequently helps and adding an allergy proof mattress cover can help.
Tossing and Turning means its time a new mattress
Things like a hole or a spring sticking you in your sleep are signs of needing a new mattress. If you happen to find yourself sleeping better when you are not a home, then it may be time for you to make an investment in a new mattress.