7 Surprising Ways Your Mattress Affects Your Sleep and Health

Mattress Affects Your Sleep and Health
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The idea of shopping for a new mattress might excite you but it can be very exhausting as well. There are so many brands in the market and to select from them according to your preferences can be draining.

Before you think of buying a new mattress, how would you even judge that your current mattress has become faulty and it is time to replace it? Your old, worn-out, and uncomfortable mattress can cause serious problems to your health. This post will provide you with a list of symptoms which are often ignored by many of us. Based on this you can decide if it is time for replacement of your mattress.

7 Surprising Ways Your Mattress Affects Your Sleep and Health

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★ Even after a full night sleep, are you are waking up feeling tired? Are you are frequently turning and tossing because of the lumpy toppers and broken springs in the mattress due to which the next morning you feel drowsy? Then it is a clear indication to change your mattress.

★ The typical lifetime of a good quality mattress is of 8-10 years. Your mattress will lose all is comfort and support if you are using it for more than 8-10 years and you won’t get any quality sleep. So, change your mattress after every 8-10 years for a good quality sleep.

★ You won’t get the kind of support your back needs for resting if you are using a low-quality mattress. It doesn’t matter if you buy the most expensive mattress, in due course of time they lose their structure. If your existing mattress is losing its structure and is becoming drooping and uneven, simple flipping is not the solution.

★ If you are waking up to a runny nose, then it is sometimes the allergies in your bed to be blamed for. Because your dusty and dirty mattress has become a nest for allergies. Change your mattress to a new one and wake-up fresh every morning.

★ After a prolonged use of a mattress, no doubt that it gets dirty and gross. It becomes a breeding ground for dust mites as the mattress collects the dead skin and oil from our body. Even the idea of small creepy creatures on the bed will freak you out. These dust mites can cause serious impact on your respiratory systems which in turn could cause lung and throat irritation.

★ Mold and bacteria are formed in your mattress when the dust mites increase in number. These micro-organisms can cause major health issues. Therefore, it is better to replace your old mattress with a new one before the situation gets out of your hand.

★ You had a full night sleep, but still, you are experiencing joint pains or stiffness. This can sometimes mean that your mattress is not comfortable enough. A mild-soft mattress is best, as too stiff or too soft mattress creates an extra pressure on your body and can lead to severe joint or body pains.

If you notice any of the above-mentioned symptoms with your body, it is time for a new mattress. Experts say you need to change your mattress in every eight years, irrespective of its condition.

7 Surprising Ways Your Mattress Affects Your Sleep and Health was last modified: January 30th, 2018 by Cindy Walker
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