Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Mattresses come in four standard types: innerspring, foam, latex, and air-filled. Those who prefer a traditional bed should shop for an innerspring. These range in number from 12, which provides firm support ideal for heavier individuals, to 18 for those who prefer a bouncier feel. This type of mattress is good for stomach sleepers.
Memory foam mattresses are extra firm and adapt to the pressure of the sleeper's body. They range in thickness from two to six inches and tend to be an excellent choice for side sleepers.
Latex mattresses are a pricey option, but they're the most durable and are just slightly less firm than memory foam. Also, latex has antimicrobial properties, so it's a smart choice for those with allergies.
Air-filled mattresses have a core that allows the firmness to be controlled with a remote. This feature is ideal for couples who can't agree on the type of bed they prefer.
Regardless of what a mattress buyer selects, choosing the correct mattress can make all the difference in a good night's rest.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
We tend to take our beds for granted. Even though many of us don't give our mattresses a second thought, there will come a time when it's prudent to make a change. Here are a few guidelines to follow.
When You're Losing Sleep
If you're not getting a good night's sleep, your bed may be the culprit. When you wake up, you should feel renewed. If instead you notice aches, stiffness, soreness, or you're still tired even if you've slept enough hours, it may be time to purchase a replacement.
When It Shows Wear
Take a good, objective look. What do you see? Are there any dents, lumps, sags, or tears? This might be your answer to why you aren't sleeping well anymore.
Check Its Age
While the time frame varies from one type to the next, a lot of mattresses are designed to last five to ten years. Beyond that, issues may arise. It may lose its spring after bearing weight night after night, year after year. Anything older than seven years may need to be replaced.
You deserve to get the rest you need. A new mattress can help you feel more refreshed and revitalized.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Spending at least six hours each night in bed helps reduce the inflammation connected with stroke, heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes.
Increase Memory and Creativity
Being well-rested makes it easier to remember things. Many people also feel more creative after a good night's rest.
Improve Athletic Performance
Athletes understand the importance of adequate sleep, especially the night before an important event. People often experience greater stamina and speed when they get enough rest.
Better Cognitive Skills
Attention deficits and learning issues often occur with kids who don't get enough sleep. People of every age will usually have an easier time learning and paying attention after sufficient slumber.
A lack of shuteye can make the entire body sluggish, including metabolism. This may make it difficult to maintain and lose weight.
Pay attention to every aspect of rest, including mattresses, to ensure that everyone feels as healthy as possible.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Memory FoamMany are familiar with this material but unsure what makes it different from more traditional innerspring or foam options. It's a good choice for pressure point relief, however, memory foam does not provide support and is not recommended for stomach sleepers. Two common types of memory foam are the traditional memory foam and the newer gel foams. Gel foams are considered by many to be a cooler surface to sleep on. A common complaint with either type of gel foam is it is very difficult to reposition in the bed once the foam has compressed.
InnerspringInnerspring mattresses have the advantage of offering different types of support by changing the design of the innerspring. Unlike other types of bedding material, you can change mattress firmness by changing the shape and length of the wire used in an innerspring. For a stomach sleeper, you can have a firmer top finish to reduce the amount of deflection in the hip area to maintain a flatter back position. For a person who suffers pressure point issues, a more progressive innerspring allows the shoulders/hips to sink into the mattress, supporting the shallow parts of the body. Innersprings also allow more air circulation, which promotes a cooler drier sleep surface.
LatexLatex options tend to be firmer, even though there are some softer models on the market. Unlike memory foam, lLatex has the distinction of offering great pressure point relief while still providing support. Latex is a breathable product, creating a cooler solution for those who prefer a solid foam mattress. Make sure the latex bed you are looking at is manufactured using all latex components, not cheaper a poly foam core with a layer of latex on the top. Latex also inhibits dust mites, mold, and mildew. Debating over the distinctive types can be daunting when it's time to get a new mattress, but knowing the different materials makes all the difference when it comes to choosing one that works for each individual's health and comfort.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
1. Step away from electronics
2. Watch your diet
3. Practice Mindful Breathing
When combined with a high-quality mattress, these techniques help bring consistently restful nights.