The importance of a good mattress cannot be overstated in helping you get a good night’s sleep, yet it is often the last thing that people think about when trying to figure out how to sleep better. As health expert Laura McMullen explains, in an article in US News and World Report:

 

You unplugged an hour before bedtime. You ditched the caffeine before that. You made your bedroom a dark, quiet sleep sanctuary, and you even established a firm sleep schedule. You understand the value of good sleep, and so you’ve perfected your sleep hygiene.

But you’re tossing and turning, waking up when your partner subtly shifts and still feeling admittedly crabby on your second cup of coffee. These may be your cues to buy a new mattress.

“The mattress is often the last thing people tend to think about when it comes to getting a good night’s rest,” says Karin Mahoney, the spokeswoman for the Better Sleep Council based in Alexandria, Va. “People will turn to quick fixes like over-the-counter or prescription sleep aids, but they don’t think about their mattress that’s 15 years old. The mattress is quite literally the foundation of a good night’s sleep.”

The ill effects of old mattresses takes its toll on many residents of Sactown. The city’s abundance chiropractors bear this out. Also, the number of mattress outlets and stores can do make for a heady mix of decisions with regards to the overall health of your body. An expert in beds, sleep and back healthy (not a salesman) at a reputable bed store can really help you here. With holiday fever now in the air, what better gift can you give yourself than a quality mattress bought from trusted mattress stores in Sacramento like The Healthy Bed Store?

Searching for a new mattress requires a little legwork on your part. McMullen suggests remembering which mattresses gave you the best sleeping experience; if it was at a hotel, for example, learn the name of the establishment’s manufacturer-supplier. You can also poll family and friends about the brand they use.

Get wind of sales events that reputable mattress stores in Sacramento, CA might be offering during the holidays, as it will give you a chance of getting a quality mattress at lower prices. Remember thought, that you can’t put a price on your health! It is important to bring your partner along when scouting for mattresses, and to discuss your preferences with store personnel. McMullen says you should spend up to 15 minutes examining each prospect mattress, then select one and buy it.

(Article Excerpt and Image from 10 Tips for Buying a New Mattress, US News and World Report, 18 September 2013)