Sleeping on the wrong mattress can have both short- and long-term negative impacts. Anything from a mattress that’s causing pain to one that’s too old can stop you from getting quality sleep, which will lead to not being as productive as you could be.
Mattress World wants to ensure that everyone’s getting the rest they need. In that regard, here are five signs that you could be sleeping on the wrong mattress.
If you’re getting quality sleep, you do not feel drowsy and tired during the day. If lack of alertness, constant yawning and nodding off during the day are common occurrences for you, consider why. If you’re having trouble sleeping through the night or you sleep better anywhere else, you should consider the possibility that it’s time to swap out your mattress.
The wrong mattress can force you to sleep in unnatural positions. It’s why even when we believe we’re sleeping well, we wake with strains and pains in the back. If your nightly behavior includes tossing and turning or your wake up routine requires twisting and bending awkwardly, you may need a mattress that lets you sleep with greater physical comfort.
It’s important to consider replacing a mattress that’s at least 10 years old. As they age, mattresses accumulate a range of unwanted elements, including dust mites. There are dust mites in every mattress and the older ones can have large communities, not to mention body sweat and dead skin cells. These elements can affect health and sleep patterns.
People who frequently find themselves sick may not be getting proper rest. Good rest gives the body an opportunity to rejuvenate. That lack of invigoration will gradually wear down the immune system and greatly increase the chance of getting sick. A good night’s sleep is critical to staying healthy and a good mattress is critical to a good night’s sleep.
Studies have shown individuals not getting enough rest have a higher rate of gaining weight and becoming obese. This is linked to the fact that fatigue and staying up at night often leads to overeating. If you’re hungry throughout the day, but not physically active, you may need to look at your mattress options.
Ideally, it’s believed you should be able to fall asleep in under 30 minutes once you’re ready to sleep. And while it can be normal to feel drowsy at points of the day, extreme drowsiness is not normal for someone getting a night’s rest. If you’re feeling pain, eating too much or getting sick frequently, have a conversation with a Mattress World Northwest specialist and let them help you decide if it’s time for a new mattress.