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5 Ways a Mattress Can Better Your Health

5 Ways a Mattress Can Better Your Health

If you’re an athlete, you probably purchase all the right gear. If you’re a software designer, you have the best computer equipment. If you’re a schoolteacher, you read the right books.

You do all of these things because they help you excel at your career.

But what do you do to help yourself feel strong and sharp every day? What do you do to make sure you are well-rested and ready to attack each day?

We spend about one third of our lives either sleeping or attempting to do so. Yet, how many of us have the right equipment to help us maximize that sleep?

In this article, we look at five ways a mattress can better your health so you can live each day to the fullest.

#1: A Mattress Eases Aches and Pains

Do you wake up feeling stiff and sore? Does your back ache? Did you know you don’t actually have to feel this way in the morning?

If you’re feeling achy in the morning, it might be because you are either sleeping on the wrong type of mattress or on a mattress that is much too old.

You might look for a mattress that is more comfortable as well as more supportive. It also helps to look at what kind of sleeper you are. Back sleepers, stomach sleepers, and side sleepers may each find a different style of mattress more comfortable than another.

By purchasing the right mattress for your sleep style and comfort level, you will improve your health because not only will you sleep better, but you may relieve your aches and pains.

#2: A Mattress Can Improve Your Posture

If you are sore in the morning with back pain, you may notice that your posture is suffering.

A mattress can improve your back pain because it is keeping your spine aligned properly.

Why? Depending on how firm or comfortable your mattress is, your posture can be adversely affected. Look for a memory foam mattress that is supportive and distributes your weight evenly.

You want a mattress that actually supports your spine and helps keep you in a correct posture while sleeping.

#3: A Mattress Improves Brain Power

If you aren’t sleeping well at night because of a poor mattress, you aren’t waking up feeling refreshed and energized. You are probably groggy. This means it will be tough to concentrate during the day. You may find work and home life is affected.

Yet, if you are sleeping on the right mattress, you may find you have enhanced brain power because you have better sleep.

You are getting the right amount of sleep, and you have a sharp mind and a body that is full of energy. With a full seven or eight hours of sleep each night on the proper mattress, your brain gets to rest and rejuvenate.

#5: A Mattress Helps with Allergy Symptoms

Are you an allergy sufferer? Do you own an old mattress?

Unfortunately, some people keep their mattress too long, and dust mites set in. If you have an old mattress, your bed may be a comfortable resting spot for dust mites but not you.

Dust mites can cause an allergic reaction, and these bugs live in house dust as well as your mattress. You may have hay fever, sneezing, or a runny nose. Asthma may also set in for those who have a strong allergy to dust mites.

By purchasing a new mattress, you’ll rid your bedroom of dust mites. Do consider a mattress protector, though, to keep dust mites off your bed.

Final Thoughts

A new mattress is simply better for your health because you will sleep better.

If you’ve ever slept on an uncomfortable mattress, you understand that the quality of your sleep can be greatly affected.

To better your health, replace your mattress on a recommended basis and make sure that yours works for your sleep style and your preferences such as firm or soft.

Not only will you have better health and better sleep, but your overall quality of life will improve with the right mattress.

Poor sleep quality can affect both your mental and physical health. Isn’t it time you prioritized your sleep and put it at the top of your wellness routine? In fact, your sleep regimen should be as important as your exercise regimen.

Finally, evaluate your quality of sleep, and if you decide your mattress is the culprit, start researching the best mattress for you.

If you’re looking for an online mattress solution that works for you, look no further than Mattress Outlet. Check out our online inventory of new mattresses, and you are well on your way to better health and better sleep.

Myths About Memory Foam, Debunked

5 Myths About Memory Foam, Debunked

Memory foam mattresses are trending. You know people who love theirs and tell you it’s the best sleep they’ve ever had. So, you’ve decided to research the memory foam mattress for yourself.

Yet, you’ve run into the myths about memory foam mattresses. They stick in your brain, and even though there are so many great reasons to take the plunge and buy a memory foam mattress, you aren’t quite sure what to do with the “cons” that you’ve heard.

To help you, we are going to look at five myths about memory foam. Once we’ve debunked them, you will soon see the memory foam mattress is an excellent choice for you.

#1: Memory Foam Mattresses are Too Expensive

Just like anything, you’ll find some mattresses on the higher end, but you will also find some moderately priced memory foam mattresses as well as some on the budget end.

Many companies are now making memory foam mattresses, and this has brought the cost down significantly. If you do your homework, you can find a mattress that fits your budget and your needs.

What’s more, not only are the mattresses often easy on your budget, but they are easy to ship and set up. This cuts down on the cost as well.

You also don’t want to forget that memory foam mattresses have a long lifespan. You can generally expect them to last eight to 10 years and have long-lasting warranties of up to 20 years or more. This makes them a sound investment you will enjoy for years.

#2: Memory Foam Mattresses Smell

Another memory foam myth swirling around the internet is that memory foam mattresses smell. Let’s address those concerns.

First, memory foam mattresses generally come out of a box which means they are coming right out of a warehouse. They haven’t been sitting out in the natural air. While your new mattress may emit an odor right out of the box, it goes away quickly once it’s out of the box and in your bedroom.

In addition, make sure the mattress you are purchasing is high quality. Steer clear of cheaper memory foams as they may be made with chemicals that will have an odor that sticks around.

You also want to make sure the mattress you choose has a cover to keep out bacteria, dust, etc. That will also help dissipate any early smells.

Another myth debunked – memory foam mattresses don’t smell when you purchase excellent quality ones.

#3: Memory Foam Mattresses are Too Hot

While several years ago this might have been true, it no longer is.

Today, you can expect your memory foam mattress to be so technologically advanced that it even has a cooling function.

Like our mattresses, many have a gel memory foam that dissipates body heat. Today’s memory foam mattress is lighter and more porous. This allows air to pass through them easily, so they are no longer too hot for sleeping. You will find your mattress is cool and provides you with a restful, comfortable sleep.

Bottom line is this type of mattress allows for great breathability and airflow.

#4: Memory Foam Mattresses Sag

Another memory foam myth is that the mattress is great for a few weeks and then it develops a large crater that is uncomfortable.

While you might find some mattresses that do sag after a while, if you are buying a mattress from a reputable company, you’ll find that your mattress will retain its original form, and it won’t dip or sag.

Because most of these mattresses are long-lasting, you can expect years of comfort and great sleep.

#5: Memory Foam Mattresses are Too Firm or Not Firm Enough

Another memory foam myth is that the mattress is too firm (or not firm enough) to be comfortable. Just like with any mattress, you want to try it out before you buy it.

The firmness of your mattress depends on how it is made and may vary from company to company.

With our mattresses, you can count on memory foam that provides you with structure, durability, and support. Because our mattresses are the “good stuff,” you’ll find their firmness is exactly right, providing you with pressure relief in the right spots.

Final Thoughts on Memory Foam Myths

Now that we’ve looked at the five myths about memory foam mattresses and debunked them, you’re ready to choose your own mattress.

Don’t let the misconceptions and memory foam myths keep you from experiencing a great sleep, night after night and year after year. Do your research and rest assured you’ve chosen the right mattress for your sleep style and your budget.

 Are you ready to start sleeping better? Check out our online inventory of new memory foam mattresses, and you’re well on your way to a better night’s sleep. 

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