Sleep is a medically important activity. Data from many scientific studies have pointed out the numerous benefits of proper sleep, which correlates with one’s overall health. Some studies, moreover, also suggest that there is a direct connection between a good night’s sleep and the mattress you sleep on. Steve Yoder on The Fiscal Times, writes:
“Up all night? If you’ve been able to rule out sleep apnea or other sleeping disorders, think twice about reaching for sleeping pills – the culprit might actually be your mattress. Replacing it won’t be cheap, but it may be worth it.
The right mattress really does make a difference. A study by the nonprofit research organization RTI International found that a mattress’ firmness has “statistically significant effects on both sleep and daytime functioning.” Sleep doctor and neurologist Christopher Winter of Charlottesville, Va., says that mattresses come up as an issue frequently among the problem sleepers he treats.”
Your mattress and bedding is so deeply connected to health that numerous Sacramento mattress stores have introduced health and therapeutic products in their inventory, and incorporated the wellness philosophy in their store mission. These same stores are also starting to educate consumers on the connection between a good mattress and quality sleep.
Researchers from the Oklahoma State University reveal that good mattresses improve sleep quality and reduce stress. The study involves testing 59 adults who were made to sleep for 28 days on mattresses in use for little more than nine years. After switching to new mattresses, the participants revealed significant relief. The study concluded the new beds yielded a 48% decrease in back pain and a 55% increase in sleep quality for the test subjects.
What does this mean to the average consumer? If you wake up in the morning still feeling tired, take a good look at the quality of your mattress. A truly good “traditional” mattress effectively utilizes two essential parts: the spring coils and the padding. A higher concentration of steel coils distributes back support evenly and provides adequate firmness, but made comfortable by a high-quality padding. Of course there are other options available today like foam and air mattresses. This is where speaking with a true bed and wellness expert like Wayne Franson, owner of the Healthy Bed Store, can really help to educate you and help you make the right purchase.
Another cue that it might be time for a replacement is if you realize that you sleep better in a hotel room rather than in your own bedroom. Eliminate discomfort by buying the perfect mattress for you fromreputable mattress stores in Sacramento, such as The Healthy Bed Store. Since when was the last time you enjoyed a long, well-deserved snooze?
(Source: Why You Should Spring for a Really Good Mattress, The Fiscal Times, April 4, 2014)