While you’re sound asleep, your arms and legs shouldn’t be. But if you’ve ever woken up with a body part numb, tingling, and too stiff to move, then you already know how painful it can be to sleep on the wrong mattress. Many people assume that, when limbs fall asleep, it’s because they slept in the wrong position in bed, cutting off blood circulation. But the mattress could be the culprit.
The right bed for you can actually promote healthy blood circulation during sleep. Mattresses can accomplish this by gently hugging your pressure points (the hips and shoulders) in a way that lets the blood flow unimpeded.
Many reputable mattress brands boast high-tech options that are perfect for people with circulation issues. These include Aireloom, Stearns & Foster, and Simmons. The ideal mattresses for people who have problems with sleeping limbs are those that evenly distribute body weight throughout the night.
One excellent option is a plush or pillow top mattress. Plush and pillow top mattresses are often built with the traditional inner spring design. However, unlike traditional inner spring mattresses, these models let you sink into a soft cloud of comfort. Choosing a soft mattress with plenty of “give” allows your hips and shoulders to be perfectly cradled, which, consequently, supports healthy blood circulation throughout your body.
Some of the newer mattress models designed with sleeping limbs in mind are made of natural latex or high-density memory foam. Memory foam is often touted as being a high-tech bedding material, with good reason: It was developed by NASA scientists. Memory foam is made up of layers that quickly conform to your body’s unique contours, preventing pressure points while still providing the support you need for proper spinal alignment.
Another excellent choice is a latex mattress. Latex, which is a natural material harvested from the rubber tree, offers all the pressure-reducing benefits of memory foam. However, it offers a bit more support than memory foam, making it a good choice for people who suffer from back pain and sleeping limbs.
Every person’s body type, health needs, and preferences are a little different. There’s no harm in researching ideal mattress types ahead of time, but the only sure way to find the best mattress for you is trial and error. Visit our mattress showroom and try multiple brands and models of mattresses. Plan to spend at least 15 to 20 minutes on each mattress to figure out if it’s really going to keep you comfortable all night long. Bring your own pillow, if you wish — and of course, bring your sleep partner!
Just in case the mattress you choose isn’t the right one for you, you can count on the Comfort Guarantee from the folks at Mattress World Northwest. Our mattress showrooms in Portland feature extensive collections with every type of mattress imaginable. We’re confident that you’ll find the best bed for you, but just in case, your purchase is backed by our Comfort Guarantee. Sleep on your bed for at least 31 nights. If you aren’t completely satisfied, contact Mattress World Northwest within 90 days for your hassle-free exchange.