Signs Your Mattress Has Got To Go
Sleep is just as important as exercise and diet. Yet many of us struggle to get a good night’s rest. When we fail to get enough sleep, we first look at medications, caffeine, and anxiety. While you might be on to something, a possible suspect might be your mattress. That’s right, your very own mattress could be to blame for all your sleep problems. We sleep directly on top of our mattresses for many years, so it makes sense that problems are sure to arise.
When you sleep, it’s advised to do so with good posture. This means maintaining a straight spine or back. However, your mattress can sabotage your posture, if it’s too soft which can happen over time. In turn, this will allow your body to bend, ruining your posture, and later on, hurting your spine. 1
If you suffer from allergic symptoms, but it’s not allergy season, you might be allergic to dust mites. These are tiny little bugs that love dust, dead skin cells, and humid places (your mattress). A good first step towards reducing dust mites on your mattress, it to cover your mattress with a dust-proof cover. 2
Restless nights of tossing and turning might be because your mattress is uncomfortable. The mattress could be too firm, soft, big, or small. You should shop for a mattress at a store and lay down on the mattress before you buy it to see if it’s comfortable for you. 3