If you’re sleeping the recommended eight hours a day of sleep, that means you’re spending an average of 56 hours a week, 224 hours a month, and 2,688 hours a year on your mattress. That’s a significant amount of valuable time spent between you and your mattress. Sleeping on the right mattress has a lot to do your body’s ability to properly function during the day. Although it plays a considerable role, mattresses tend to be treated like a luxury when they are indeed a necessity. The beauty of shopping at Market Warehouse Furniture is that you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank on a new mattress.
Finding the Right Support
A good indicator that a bed is giving you enough support is how you feel first thing in the morning. Feeling sore with severe pain in your neck, back, and legs can be a result of sleeping on a bed that’s either too stiff or too soft.
To test a mattress for support, your body’s weight should feel pushed up by a mattress, not sunk in. Whether you sleep on your back, stomach, or side, your spine should be straight because the mattress is supporting your body’s curves. Have a friend or relative tag along so he or she can visibly test this with you. You can also try lying on the mattress for a couple of minutes and see if you have the urge to change positions. If you feel comfortable staying in the same position between five and ten minutes, that’s a good sign the mattress is right for you.
Finding the Right Amount of Comfort
The second indicator of a good mattress is its comfort. Your body should be supported while receiving relief. The level of relief depends on the bed’s firmness. Choosing a level of comfort ultimately depends on the position you tend to sleep: side, back, or stomach. If you sleep on your belly, a bed that’s too stiff can feel like it’s pinching nerves and cutting off circulation. On the contrary, if you typically sleep on your back, a mattress lacking firmness will feel uncomfortable and hurt your spine in the long run. Try testing out different degrees of comfort: super soft, soft, medium, or extra-firm. At Market Warehouse Furniture our selection of innerspring, memory foam and gel foam mattresses come in a variety of comfort levels.
Other Factors to Consider for Better Sleep
Your diet, weight, lifestyle choices, and the environment all play a role in your quality of sleep. Eating and drinking before bed will likely cause you to get up in the middle of the night. While using your cell phone can also be a hindrance because the light emitting from your phone’s screen suppresses melatonin, a hormone that helps you fall asleep. It’s recommended to avoid using electronics altogether at least an hour before hitting the hay. Lastly, noise and temperature can get in the way of staying asleep. Finding the right temperature depends on personal preference but a cooler room has been proven to help people fall asleep faster. All of these factors along with the right mattress will impact your body’s ability to sleep better.
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Start improving your sleep today. One of our friendly sales associates is ready to help you test out mattresses and find one that best fits you. Come visit us today!