You may have wondered at some point how much your mattress really affects your sleep. It makes sense that it would be easier to fall asleep on a comfortable surface, but you might be skeptical about whether a better mattress would help you stay asleep longer or do anything about the thoughts and worries keeping you up late at night.
While a new mattress isn’t a cure-all for any sleep issue you may have, it can make a world of difference in more ways than you think. Let’s take a look at some of the research on mattresses and sleep.
Does Your Mattress Really Affect Your Sleep That Much?
Research studies have shown that your mattress surface can significantly contribute to discomfort at bedtime. By switching to a newer or higher-quality mattress surface, you may find that you are far more comfortable and able to rest more easily.
One study found that research participants who tried sleeping in new medium-firm mattresses, as opposed to their usual older mattresses, noticed a significant decrease in stress. The participants noted a decrease in symptoms like worrying, an inability to turn off thoughts, irritability, disturbing dreams, and insomnia, as well as stress-related behaviors like jerk foot and tremors.
Participants rated their sleep quality significantly better after they began using the new mattresses. The medium-firm bedding was also found to help with back pain. Symptoms improved more and more as participants continued to use the new mattresses, even four weeks into the study.
Overall, we think it’s fair to say that a newer, higher-quality mattress really can help you get better sleep. You will experience better sleep quality, less back pain, and less stress.
And in case you need more reasons to get a better mattress…
The Benefits of Good Sleep (on a Good Mattress)
1. Sleep is physically restorative…
Sleep heals and repairs your body. When you get enough high-quality sleep, you have a lower risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, and many other physical health concerns. Sleep is especially important for growing children and teenagers because it supports neurodevelopment.
2. … And psychologically, too.
Poor sleep quality is associated with depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. While these disorders may themselves contribute to sleep issues, it goes both ways: getting better sleep improves mood, attitude, and self-esteem.
3. You will be more productive at work.
Numerous studies have shown that sleep affects the health, safety, and productivity of workers. There are direct economic and healthcare costs that come from lack of sleep.
4. You won’t get sick as much.
Without sufficient sleep, you may experience illness more often and have more severe symptoms. A lack of sleep increases your susceptibility to infection, while healthy sleeping patterns support your immune system and overall health.
If you are looking for a high-quality custom mattress, reach out to Slumber Ease Mattress Factory. We have been designing premium, hand-crafted mattresses for over 50 years. By using only the highest quality materials and techniques, we are able to create the most comfortable sleeping experience for each customer.
All our mattresses are produced at our factory in Marysville, WA. We are proud to serve clients with different sleep needs throughout the nation.