Choosing the Best Mattress for You
Sleep is broken down into REM and non-REM cycles, each offering different benefits to the body. Non-REM sleep consists of different stages, culminating in REM sleep. REM sleep is the restorative stage of the cycle and is important for the rejuvenation of your body. REM sleep normally occurs after you have been asleep for 90 minutes and will last only about 10 minutes. The cycles will then repeat themselves, progressively lasting longer each time.
Does your mattress let you complete the sleep cycle? Many mattresses do not provide your body with the comfort needed to stay still long enough to complete these necessary cycles. Tossing and turning interrupts the sleep cycle; these interruptions cause your body to react in way that leave you feeling unrested when you wake.
Different mattresses offer benefits that you should be aware of. Find a mattress that suits your needs to ensure you are completing the sleep cycles and getting the best night’s rest possible. Here are the two major mattress classifications and their associated benefits.
One of the biggest causes of poor rest is pain in the back. Many beds do not provide optimal support for the spine. If the back in not aligned properly it may result in uncomfortable pressure points. This pain will inevitably interrupt the sleep cycle.
Not only will do some wake up feeling tired, they also experience tension throughout the back for the entire day. To prevent such problems, find a mattress that is firm, this firmness offers many benefits including reducing the amount of pressure points on the body.
Lying in any position for an extended period of time affects blood flow. When a surface is too hard, circulation is restricted. This produces discomfort that can cause some people to roll many times throughout the night, trying to find a more comfortable position. Soft mattresses can help with this problem and provide other benefits, including the reduction of some types of back pain.
To find beds that will help you sleep well, consider your sleeping habits. A firm or soft bed is not optimal for every circumstance; how you sleep will help you decide what you need.
Sleeping on your Back
Sleeping on your Side
Sleeping on your Stomach
Over a third of your life is spent sleeping. If you are feeling sluggish in the morning or experiencing discomfort during the night, it may be time to buy a new mattress. Contact Mattress Dealzz if you have any questions or concerns, or come on in to one of our Utah locations.
- Brandon Doyle