Sleep deprivation is far more than waking up tired. A lack of rest can be draining and, according to the Center for Sleep Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, extended periods can be considered torturous.
Not sleeping well can have a devastating impact on your health, overall functioning and relationships.
While sleep disorders can be caused by a broad range of criteria, one overlooked factor can be a bad mattress.
Lack of sleep leads directly to reduction in alertness and performance. Decreased alertness can lead to memory and cognitive impairment. Sleep disorders can add stress to all your relationships, especially with a sleep partner.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration attributes tens of thousands of accidents a year to drowsy driving.
Most of us are familiar with the concept that when you sleep on the wrong mattress, it can lead to things like lower back and neck pain.
When sleeping issues aren’t managed efficiently, they can lead to further health problems. These include high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, depression, mood disorders, poor quality of life and even accidents from impaired behavior.
The fact is many of us don’t give our sleeping arrangements the attention they deserve. Creating the proper environment is critical – and that includes the proper mattress. If you’re waking up and not able to get back to sleep, if you’re not sleeping at all, if you’re waking unreasonably tired, it’s time to see if you need a new mattress.
Consider what elements may be stopping you from getting a good night’s rest.
If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” it’s time to consider a new mattress.
Over time, a mattress can accumulate everything from skin and body oils to dust mites and dead cells. These allergens can affect your sleep in the worst ways, especially if you have allergies or asthma.
The right mattress is critical to good rest. Mattress World Northwest can help you. Whether you need an air mattress for customized support, a hybrid, or any of many other options, our friendly specialists can walk you through the best in Sealy, Simmons and other major brands. Stop by one of our stores and get back to sleeping the way you should.