Most people do not giving sleep the importance that it deserves. Some of these people even take pride in bragging about how little sleep they get. It is the time that these people may learn how inadequate sleep increases cortisol (stress hormone) levels. Moreover, it also weakens the immune system, making you prone to various diseases and even shortening your life span.
Most of the time it is your mattress that Ruins your sleep. If this is the case then it is the time to replace your mattress. In this article, we will discuss some of the warning signs that indicate that your mattress needs replacement.
- It will cause pain
With the passage of time, the mattresses start to sag in the middle. This will create an uneven sleep surface and makes you prone to various physical traumas like back pain or muscle aches. This is because the lumpy and saggy mattresses do not offer proper support to your spine. Sleeping with a poor posture for the whole night can cause severe fatigue after you wake up. By sleeping regularly on a bad mattress, you expose your body to 7-8 hours of similar traumatic condition each day.
- It will cause you to toss and turn all night
Many people toss and turn their bodies, while they are sleeping, in order to find the most comfortable position on the mattress. But lumpy and uneven spots can make this a tiring endless task. It can take hours for you to find the most comfortable spot for your body.
- After wake up at night, you cannot go back to sleep
What about those nights where you wake to go to the washroom and cannot go back to sleep. Then your mattress is to be blamed. The reason is that the inadequate support and pressure on your shoulders and hips because of a sagging surface can make falling back asleep almost impossible.
- Every day you wake up tired
You should never feel wiped out when you wake up in the morning. Especially if your diet and exercise are on point and you enjoy 7-8 hours of sleep. If this happens then your mattress should to be blamed. It is either too soft or too hard and causes you to constantly readjust your body throughout the night.
- You are noticing some allergy symptoms
With the passage of time, the mattress collects the body oils. A single mattress can contain up to 10 million dust mites that feed on the skin and oils. A recent research as found that around 30 million people in America are allergic to dust mites. This can result in itching, sneezing, itching, runny noses, watery eyes and coughing. The dust mites can be potentially harmful for the people with asthma.
We know that purchasing the right mattress can be a bit expensive, but trust us it is worth the investment. You need to think about it. Imagine how perfect your life will be if you woke up each morning with tons of energy. You will be always ready to take on whatever life throws at you. Your work productivity will increase and you will live a much happier life.