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Joe Schwartz

Mattresses Editor

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In fact, since most of us don't have the time for a proper stress relief session (such as a massage), the only way we get rid of tension and sore muscles is by lying down on our mattress to rest our bodies.

The importance of having a good mattress is often overlooked by many people as they don't realize the effect that it can have on ones daily health and wellbeing. For instance, different mattresses have varying levels of softness, size, and thickness that can make all the difference between a good night’s sleep and a restless one. Yet, having the right kind of mattress entails many more benefits than just simply providing a good night's sleep.

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Reasons why it is so important to choose the right mattress:


Improved Sleep 
Getting a better-quality sleep is definitely one of the most noticeable benefits of having a good mattress. If you like your bed soft, sleeping in a firm mattress will keep you up all night. The last thing that you would want is to sleep on the couch when you are fed up tossing and turning throughout the night. 

According to a 2015 study by the National Sleep Foundation, the mattress quality and design directly affect sleep quality. Furthermore, it was also discovered that poor sleep quality results in the activation of 2 stress hormones. Therefore, having a comfortable mattress then is the first step to having a good night’ sleep and waking up well-rested.

Less Aches and Pains
If you ever find yourself waking up to a sore body, you might be wondering if you overdid a physical activity the day before or if you unconsciously pulled a muscle. Having sore muscles first thing in the morning can ruin your entire day and not many people realize that the real culprit may in fact be their own mattress. 

A study published by Victor Ancuelle in 2015 concluded that wrong kind of mattress contributes to musculoskeletal pain, more particularly in the neck and back area. Although you may still sleep throughout the night on a low-quality mattress, you may find that you are immediately waking up with significant aches and pains.

Avoid Allergies
Having a cold is no fun, especially when it comes with a runny nose and sneezing. However, allergies can be avoided when choosing a new mattress. Whereas older mattresses tend to accumulate more dust on the surface, many of the newer models are crafted with hypoallergenic materials, you also have the option to by a hypoallergenic mattress protector. We spend almost a quarter of our day in the bedroom, that is why it is in our best interest to keep it clean. Dust inhalation is the primary cause of an allergic reaction when sleeping. While maintenance is key to keep your mattress clean and dust-free, the material of the mattress must also be a consideration.

Increased Productivity 
As we have all experienced, going into work and getting through the day after having had a bad night's sleep isn't enjoyable. That's why having the right mattress can significantly impact our productivity. A night of good sleep has always been linked to improved work performance. This is because getting a decent hour of sleep can rejuvenate the body and give it the energy that it needs to function properly the following day. Being able to sleep comfortably throughout the night is also a major component of stress-reliey and ultimately effect your mood in a positive way.


Healthier Lifestyle
Having a good mattress in fact has a butterfly effect. It starts by improving your sleep quality and then little by little enables you to live an overall healthier lifestyle as you will wake up feeling refreshed and energized. Like other things, it is the small changes that can greatly impact your quality of life.

In addition, the right mattress can elevate both your emotional and physical state for the better. As mentioned above, a good-quality mattress has the ability to relieve body aches and pains. But more than that, the right mattress actually enhances our posture. A well-designed mattress firmly and comfortably supports our back and neck area by applying the right amount of pressure in the correct places, thereby preventing any discomfort to the spine. Other benefits of having the right kind of mattress include temperature control and breathability for enhanced comfort, especially for those who sleep hot.


Get the Right Mattress

If you haven't been sleeping well lately, chances are you’re sleeping on the wrong kind of mattress. Although it may come at an extra cost, purchasing a new mattress is definitely worth it it in the long-run. Once you acquire the right mattress for you, you will soon notice the difference.

There are various factors that you should consider before buying a mattress and of course, different people with have different preferences and requirements. Some may prefer contouring memory foam mattresses, while others will look for a classic innerspring. Some like it firm while others prefer to sleep on an extra soft bed. It is always a matter of choosing a mattress that your body will be comfortable with.

Once you have decided what type of mattress you want, there are plenty of options on the market at affordable prices. Before purchasing, its best to do a little research and compare the different brands so that you feel confident with your choice.