Many people suffer from lack of sleep. Some sleep only for around six hours every night, while over 75% experience sleep disruptions. This could cause health problems, such as lapses in memory, a weakened immune function, and a disrupted metabolism.

Your body needs a full eight hours of sleep and one of the ways you can achieve this is by selecting a bed that’s right for you. Dropping by mattress sales in Sacramento isn’t going to automatically solve the problem, though. You’ll need to choose the mattress that’s ideal for you. Here are factors to consider:

Mattress Types

Some people may think that a mattress is a mattress, but there are actually several options on the market. The basic firm or plush mattress is what people have been sleeping on for decades and are made of various materials. Nowadays, several mattresses are made of “green”, organic and hypoallergenic materials to avoid any allergic reactions and to be more environmentally conscious. The decision to go plush or firm depends on how hard or soft you want your bed to be.

Memory foam and sleep number mattresses are two other types. Memory foam is a material that molds itself to the shape of your body, providing ideal support for your back. It also keeps you warm through the night.

Sleep number beds are inflatable mattresses that have a control button that determines how hard or soft the bed should be; the firmness can be separately adjusted for different parts of the bed. This is great for those who share beds with someone who wants a different level of firmness on his/her side of the bed.

Sleeping Needs

People don’t always sleep on their backs; some sleep on their sides or on their stomachs. Some mattresses have been designed especially for those people in mind. Side sleepers, for instance, would want a softer surface, while stomach sleepers would prefer a firmer surface to ensure that their spine stays straight.

Another need mattresses must be able to address is the capability of the person. If you have a partial disability in the leg, for example, getting out of bed in the morning would be challenging and you’d need help even from your bed type. Large beds with soft mattresses might prevent you from immediately standing up or getting your leg on the floor, so it may not be the best choice. 

Budget

Mattresses are big-ticket items and you may have a limited budget for some of the fancier options. Thankfully, Sacramento mattress discounters like The Healthy Bed Store can also provide financing help through deferred interest, letting you buy your ideal bed without breaking the bank and allowing you to pay in affordable installments. They also carry a wide selection of non-toxic, organic beds and mattresses.

(Source: Importance of Sleep : Six reasons not to scrimp on sleep, Harvard Medical School)