How Important Is A Good Night’s Sleep?
Life often gets in the way of good sleep, but your mattress shouldn’t. A quality mattress that fits your body and preferences will make a good night’s rest all that much easier. Although it may seem obvious that our bodies need sleep to function through the day there are numerous benefits to restful sleep, including many health benefits. For example, sleep has been linked with reducing inflammation caused by heart disease, stroke, diabetes and arthritis; we are not saying sleep will cure these medical problems but may help alleviate symptoms in some people. Also, sleep consolidates memories and new information, making the mind stronger.
]Just as there are benefits to good sleep, there are consequences of insufficient sleep both short- and long-term. After a late-night of studying, work or fun the next day can result in affected judgment and mood and lower ability to learn and retain information. In the long-term a lack of sleep can lead to developing serious health problems such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and is a factor in obesity.
What Do The Different Mattress Types Offer Me?
Memory foam molds to the shape of your body and as you shift your body during sleep. The memory foam mattress is great for light-sleepers who wake-up during the night because their partner moves. The soft foam absorbs pressure and relieves pain so you have a comfortable nights sleep. Memory Foam mattresses are great for those who have a hard time getting comfortable, chronic fatigue or muscle pain.
Made from rubber, these mattresses provide a uniform, firm and supportive feeling. For those with back pain, latex materials provide the perfect combination of comfort and support. Latex lasts longer than traditional spring mattresses and provides about the same level of comfort.
Spring mattresses are the classic mattress offering both firmness and comfort in one. A spring mattress has the firmness of a latex mattress and with the addition of a pillow top, you get even more softness and comfort. Spring mattresses offer breathability for temperature sensitive sleepers.
SPRING/MEMORY FOAM HYBRID MATTRESS
We specialize in traditional spring mattresses with the added benefit of memory foam for even more support. This mattress has the same build as a spring mattress on the inside but with the comfort of a memory foam topper built directly into the top of the mattress for that body molding feel. This type of mattress has become one of the most popular in the industry.
What Should I Look For When Buying A Mattress?
A mattress is a basic building block to a restful night’s sleep. How do you know that you’re making the right decision? We understand that choosing a mattress can be a confusing process that you want to get right the first time around.
The Mattress Factory Outlet stocks only high-quality mattresses so you know that no matter which one you choose, you’re getting a quality product that will provide lasting comfort.
It is important to test mattresses of different materials and firmness to find out the perfect combination for each body. If the mattress is too firm, it will push on those main pressure points and take you out of alignment, but it it’s too soft, those pressure points won’t be properly supported. Both of these scenario’s can lead to an achy body in the morning. When testing out mattresses we suggest that you lay on each mattress you try for at least 20 minutes each, in the position you normally sleep in. Feel free to bring in your own pillow to simulate your normal sleeping experience.
Is It Time For A New Mattress?
There are many signs that it’s time to replace your old mattress. The standard amount of time suggested to replace a mattress is every 5-10 years. You are the best judge in when it’s time to replace your mattress, listen to your body.
HERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT SYMPTOMS YOU MAY EXPERIENCE WHEN IT IS TIME FOR A NEW MATTRESS:
- Most importantly, do you feel like you’ve had a good night’s sleep?
- Have you started to feel like you didn’t get good sleep when you were sleeping well before?
- Do you wake-up feeling aches, pains, stiff or sore?
- Do your extremities feel tingly or “asleep” when you wake-up?
- Does your mattress look old and beat-up?
- Does your mattress sag along side, in the middle or when you sit on the side?
- Does your mattress creak or shift when you move around?
- Do you feel coils when you lie down? Or see coils sticking out?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to consider purchasing a new mattress. Even if you have none of the warning signs you might be surprised how much more comfortable you are with a brand-new quality mattress. In addition, mattresses collect dust mites, fungus and other germs over time that can impact sleep patterns and activate allergies.