Did you know that we spend a third of our lives in our beds, the average person spends about 26 years of their life sleeping and another 7 years trying to get to sleep. As we spend so much time in our beds we must make sure that we are not harming our bodies whilst sleeping, this means we have to choose the right mattress, get a good sleeping pattern and ensure we have enough hours of sleep every night. Let's talk why having a good mattress is so important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The first issue with older mattresses have likely accumulated a decent amount of dust and dust mites. For people with sensitive sinuses, a response to this might manifest as allergy symptoms, like sneezing, headaches, or a stuffy head.
Not being able to get enough sleep in the night (7 - 9 hours is recommended) will leave you feeling drained the next day. Most of us know what the feeling of fatigue is like and how annoying it is to be exhausted. If you regularly feel fatigued and haven't changed your mattress in a few years, start with replacing it and see how you feel.
Weak immune system
Some studies show that sleep loss can cause a weakened immune system, making you more likely to get sick if you’re exposed to something and making it harder to recover quickly.
If you constantly have to twist and turn to get comfortable or if you are sleeping in an awkward position to get to sleep this will strain your back. If you do not change your sleeping habits you could get long term back pain.
If your mattress prevents you from getting eight hours of quality sleep per night, it could have a negative effect on your cardiac health. According to a European Heart Journal review, short sleepers have a 48% higher risk of developing heart disease.
If you are still using the same mattress you had 7 years ago, maybe it is time for an upgrade. Or if you are experiencing any of the above and believe it is to do with your mattress visit your local bed store to ask an expert.