So, how is your mattress? Saggy? Lumpy? Smelly? I know, buying a new mattress is not high on the hit parade, but you just might want to consider it.
We have a guest post from Jen, and she’s going to tell you why its important to have a good mattress…
Top Reasons Why a Mattress is Important for Your Health
Sleeping on the right mattress seems self-explanatory, right? Not for all of us. Many of us don’t think twice about splurging some cash on that new flat screen TV or a dream vacation, but we cringe at the price tag of a good mattress. Bearing in mind, we spend about one-third of our lives in bed; it’s worth considering investing in something that will have an impact on your overall wellbeing.
Along with exercise and a healthy diet, a decent night’s sleep is just as crucial to your good health, which makes choosing the right mattress all the more important. First of all, it needs to be comfortable while still being firm enough to provide enough support for your back. Also, its length needs to be at least 15 cm longer than your height. The Mattress Matchers site can give you some tips and point you in the right direction.
If your still not convinced, here are some more reasons why choosing the right mattress is essential for your health.
Keeping those pounds in check – It is a proven fact that people that are well rested are more likely to maintain a healthy weight. Ergo, sleeping on the right mattress will help you keep your figure.
Accident avoidance – Let’s face it if you do not get enough rest you are more likely to make mistakes and maybe even end up in an accident. Tiredness is deadly when behind the wheel of a car.
Looking good – Have you ever noticed how good and refreshed you look in the morning after getting the right amount of ZZZ’s. Those dark circles under your eyes have miraculously disappeared, giving you an overall healthier and more attractive face.
Feeling happy – A lumpy mattress can wreak havoc on your overall sense of wellbeing. You tossed and turned all night, not once being able to get into the right position and you wake up the next morning feeling grumpy. Do you understand my meaning? Do yourself a favor and invest in yourself; you will be surprised by how much your mood and attitude changes for the better.
Better memory – Not only will you look and feel better, but also, you will notice an increased level of concentration, memory and mental awareness. This is because while you sleep the brain consolidates, assimilates and restructures everything you learned during the day.
A better immune system – Not only does sleep recharge your batteries, but it also strengthens your immune system. If you don’t get enough sleep, you are more likely to get ill after being exposed to a virus, such as the common cold. Also, enough rest increases the speed of your recovery should you fall sick.
Living a longer life – Sleep regulates stress and blood pressure; consequently, it is something that affects your cardiovascular health. If you sleep between seven and nine hours a night, you are doing the right thing by your self by taking a step in prolonging your life.
As a good night’s rest is correlated to the ideal mattress for you, it is a no-brainer when it comes to making that call. Do yourself a favor and invest in you – purchase the right mattress for your health.
Jen Danowska is a pet lover, writer, and a huge Star Wars fan. During the weekend when she is not working at Best Buy she loves to spend her time reading books and drinking her favorite latte from Starbucks.