If you are like most people, you spend a third of your day in bed. That makes your bed an integral part of your life. More so, the amount of sleep you get at night determine the quality of life you will have during your waking hours. Needless to say, getting a good night’s sleep is vital. Especially so if you’d like to stay healthy, lose weight, and improve your productivity.
Your choice of mattress affects the quality of sleep you’re getting more than you realize. Here’s a list that will show you the importance of a good mattress to having a good night’s sleep and to your general well-being.
Eases the pressure points on your body[caption id="attachment_110958" align="aligncenter" width="800"]
Michael Decker, spokesman for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, emphasizes how your mattress can affect your sleep, particularly the impact it can have on the capillaries, or the network of fine blood vessels that runs underneath your skin. Lying on a specific part of your body for extended durations can cause its weight to reduce the blood flow to relevant blood vessels. This then deprives the skin of nutrients and oxygen. Consequently, the pain sensors and nerve cells in your skin send a message to your brain that prompts you to roll over. While rolling over does restore the blood flow to the body part, it also interrupts your sleep.
To get a good night’s sleep, make sure you choose a mattress that eases your body’s pressure points. The right mattress can differ for every person. If you are unsure of what works for you, you can choose a mattress that offers flexibility. One such mattress is the Dual Essence Pureness from the Uratex Classic line. Designed to respond to your body’s movement while you sleep, the reversible mattress lets you pick the best side for your specific preference.
Provides basic body support[caption id="attachment_110963" align="aligncenter" width="635"]
People’s choice of mattress often boils down to personal preference. Some people like it firmer, while others like it softer. While there isn’t any scientific evidence as to which is the better choice, the consensus is that people with certain medical conditions sleep better with a particular mattress style. For people with back and neck pain problems, the best choice is a mattress that is not too soft nor too hard.
When you sleep on a mattress that is too soft, you tend to sink down into the bed. When the mattress is too hard, you end up putting too much pressure on your shoulders, your sacrum, and the back of your head. Howard Levy, assistant professor of orthopaedics at Emory University recommends a medium-firm mattress or at least a firm mattress coupled with a soft pillow, as this will give your spine just the right amount of cushioning and support.
The right mattress does not have to be the most expensive or the most cutting-edge, it should be the right one for your need. This is why Uratex Classic solutions is suitable for your sleeping needs and budget. One of the most affordable mattresses from this collection, the Comfort Quilt Mattress, boasts high-quality medium-firm foam wrapped in a comfortable quilted cotton fabric. This mattress is designed to minimize back strains as it provides basic body support.
Prevents the accumulation of electrical charges[caption id="attachment_110960" align="aligncenter" width="800"]
You may not be aware of it, but static electricity could be affecting the quality of sleep you’re getting at night. And your choice of mattress can improve things for you.
Static electricity is commonly produced by the friction of synthetic furnishings and by the electrical equipment in your bedroom. The human body consists of negative and positive ions. Consequently, static friction can easily lead to disruptive sleep, anxiety, and stress. This can be exacerbated if you are sleeping on a mattress and beddings that contain nylon, plastic, polyester, and other static clings.
Also from its classic line, Uratex features a mattress that uses a unique technology that combines activated charcoal and anti-static features to help calm both your mind and your body. Called the Uratex Edge Quilted Mattress, this cutting-edge product uses an anti-static knitted fabric to prevent the accumulation of electrostatic charges while enhancing comfort. It also has quilted fabric for an additional layer of comfort.
Reduces heat retention[caption id="attachment_110959" align="aligncenter" width="800"]
Excessive heat retention and sweating can also disrupt sleep. And the wrong mattress can exacerbate this. According to Rita Aouad M.D., an assistant professor of sleep medicine at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, the heat your body releases can get trapped if you are using a mattress that hugs your body. Dr. Aouad recommends wearing airy pajamas, using sheets made of light fabrics, and choosing a mattress with a cooling effect. The Uratex classic line features the Airlite Foam Collection, mattresses that use Sleep Cool® Technology or open-cell foam that lets air flow freely. These products use 3D Spacer fabric for more breathability as you sleep. You can choose from the following varieties: Airlite Wind, Airlite Zephyr, Airlite Cool, and Airlite Breeze. People differ in their reaction to heat and foam firmness, so it’s up to you to choose the best Airlite mattress.
Buffers motion disturbance[caption id="attachment_110957" align="aligncenter" width="628"]
One of the factors that keep people from having a restful night is a bed partner who moves a lot. You can remedy this by choosing a mattress that buffers the motion transfer. A mattress with a memory foam as its topper will ensure that every movement affects a larger surface area, thus reducing motion transfer. A mattress with a layer of memory foam will also adjust to your minute movements and do a better job at absorbing shock.
Uratex Airlite Breeze combines high-quality Uratex foam and a memory foam, while using the same refreshing technology the Airlite Foam Collection is known for.
Pacifies allergens[caption id="attachment_110961" align="aligncenter" width="800"]
Dust mites, microscopic creatures that feed off of dead human skin might be disrupting your sleep. These allergens thrive in humid spots like your mattress and bedding. Sensitivity to dust mites might cause you to experience wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing when you come into contact with them. Experiencing those irritability is a sure sign that it’s time to change your mattress. While there are various ways to salvage your bed from allergens, unfortunately, it is not possible to completely eradicate dust mites. What you can do is buy a mattress that has an allergen-proof cover. The quilted fabric that gives the Uratex Edge Quilted Mattress an added layer of comfort also makes it hypoallergenic.
Lowers stress levels[caption id="attachment_110962" align="aligncenter" width="419"]
Studies have shown that people who use a new mattress have significantly lower stress levels. The rule of thumb is that if your mattress is older than eight years, you should replace it. This is especially true if your mattress has gone lumpy. A mattress with saggy parts can cause misalignment while you sleep, which can result to neck and backaches. Make the change by buying a Uratex Permahard Bio-Aire Zoned Mattress, which boasts a medium firm feel that is recommended for orthopedic use. It’s just what you need for a great back support. The hollow peaks in the mattress distribute weight evenly, helping to relieve painful pressure points.
Does a good mattress really matter? Obviously yes, if you care about your well-being. Explore the benefits of a good mattress even more by having one of your own. It will be worth your investment.