Having a rejuvenating and restful night’s sleep can work wonders for our health. The importance of having a comfortable and supportive mattress is paramount. So, if your mattress is old, lumpy or you are tossing and turning all night, it might be time to buy a new one. Whilst mattresses can be expensive, it is always worth remembering that we spend a third of our lives in bed, so they are always a worthwhile investment. Here are the top five benefits of buying a new mattress.
Mattresses can be bought for your unique needs
Mattresses vary according to different specifications and the different ways people sleep. For example, pocket spring mattresses are more luxurious than open spring mattresses. Pocket spring mattresses have individual springs hand-sewn into their own pockets, so each spring moves independently. This can provide more support, especially in a double bed where there are two people of different weights.
You will also be able to choose from mattresses with a different firmness. Side sleepers and those people who move positions during the night may prefer soft mattresses. People who need more lower-back support or who sleep on their backs will prefer medium-firm support.
Protection from allergies
Our beds are a haven for dust mites because they feed on dead skin cells that we shed naturally at night. This can be a real problem for those people with allergies and asthma. Whilst regularly washing bedclothes at 60 degrees can help to keep dust mites at bay, a new mattress will reduce allergy symptoms.
Boosted immune system
The benefits of a new mattress will continue even when you have got out of bed. Good sleep has been linked to a wealth of health benefits and one of these is immunity. Lack of restful sleep can compromise our body’s ability to fight colds and other illnesses effectively. So, by having more quality sleep, you will be reaching for the tissues less!
Improved aches and pains
Do you wake up in the morning feeling stiff and uncomfortable? If you suffer from back pain, or aches from other parts of your body, an old and unsupportive mattress will only make the problem worse. A new mattress will ensure your spine is aligned and your body is supported correctly. Before purchasing a new mattress, always test some out and talk to bed experts who will be able to help you make the right choice for you.
Enhanced attention span
Do you wake up with a foggy mind and cannot concentrate? Poor sleep can have an adverse effect on concentration spans, and we find it harder to focus. When we have had a good night’s rest, our brains are able to rest and recover. Not only will this mean a happier day ahead, but it will mean you are able to concentrate more easily, be more creative and solve problems more easily. When we sleep connections between brain cells are strengthened, so we learn new information and transfer it from our short to long-term memories.