Is your bed giving you back aches? Then you better find a new mattress quick as back aches could soon be the least of your worries. Jason Koebler, USNews.com writer, explains that those who lack sleep gain more weight and have more chances at becoming obese.

Although the obesity rate in Sacramento County is significantly lower than the national average, it still stands at a whopping 25%. With the many exercise routines and diet regimens, people are hopeful of lowering this number even more, not realizing that even a good Sacramento mattress could be beneficial to their body fat problems. Luckily, distributors like the Healthy Bed Store are ready to step in and help you out in whatever way they can.

In Koebler’s article, he explains the short-term effect of sleep deprivation. In an experiment, adults who have had just five hours of sleep were able to gain 2 pounds within 5 days, while those who have had nine hours of sleep lost even more weight. This happens because the body tries to make up for the lack of sleep, so people would tend to eat less in the morning (because the body think it’s still supposed to be asleep) and eat more later on to make up for the lack of sleep and energy.

However, short-term effects of weight gaining is just the tip of the iceberg as long-term effects have been observed. According to the University of Chicago, the lack of sleep leads to inadequate metabolizing of insulin in fat cells, which is a big player when it comes to weight management. While sleep is affected by other factors like stress levels, sleeping position, and room temperature, a bad mattress can easily ruin the quality of your slumber just as much as any other factor.

Choosing a mattress would solely be based on personal choice, but there are certain points that you should consider before buying the most expensive one. It is important to remember that a mattress should be able to give enough support without applying pressure on your back, hips, neck, and extremities so that it wouldn’t cause any pain or discomfort to your body. Therefore, finding the right balance between soft and stiffness of the mattress is important.

There are many kinds of mattresses available in the market, each one having its own pros and cons.Sacramento mattresses would mostly differ on what they are made of, but a few of the popular materials are memory foam, gel, air, innerspring, and latex foam. The best way to find the right one for you is by researching on prospective ones and trying them out firsthand; consider also organic mattresses and bedding, such as the ones in The Healthy Bed Store.

Replacing your current mattress may not be one of your top priorities, but it should be. With a good mattress, not only do you reduce back aches and chances for obesity, but you also lower the stress-o-meter and improve your mood.