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The negative effects of sleeping on an uncomfortable bed

If you are finding it difficult to fall asleep and it isn’t because of personal issues or stress, your mattress may be the main culprit.

For many of us, cosying up in our beds and watching late night television or Netflix is considered one of the best things to do.  Better still, some of us love to have an early night and enjoy a place of comfort and rejuvenation with uninterrupted sleep.

When your mattress or bed are not up to standard, it can be frustrating knowing that your sleeping experience is uncomfortable.  Waking up to aches and pains due to the lack of support from your mattress is something that nobody wants to encounter. In this article, we are exploring the negative effects of sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress and bed.

Aches and pains

The quality of your sleep is vital to ensure your body gets enough time to repair and restore. Experiencing aches in the morning can suggest that your current mattress is doing the opposite for you. Typically, low-quality mattresses force your body out of its natural alignment, placing unnecessary strain on areas of your body.

Lethargic & headaches

Good mattresses are important as they allow you to easily fall asleep and stay asleep until the morning. Constant lack of sleep can lead to sleep deprivation, and even worse,  have long term effects on your immune system. Think about it, those long nights and low quality of sleep typically leads to you to suffer from headaches and noticeable low moods.

This may not seem like an immediate issue to some, however, extreme drowsiness and throughout the day can decrease your awareness and vigilance.

Weight gain

Unfortunately, another effect of sleeping on a bad mattress is weight gain. Now, a bad mattress does not directly cause you to gain weight, but the lack of sleep due to the low-quality mattress does. Inadequate amount of energy throughout the day can cause you to want to overeat. If your lifestyle is consistent but your sleep quality is deteriorating, it may be time to take a look at finding a better mattress that is more suited to your needs.

Achieving a good nights sleep

Frequently waking up in the middle of the night tossing and turning could suggest that there is something wrong with your mattress.

In order to get the best out of your bed, it is all about choosing the right mattress for you. For some, the perfect mattress is firmer, whilst for others, a softer mattress is required. Memory foam mattresses are perfect for those of you who are looking for something that effortlessly hugs your body for a good nights sleep. However, if you are a person who sleeps on your back frequently, a firmer mattress will be a better fit to get the utmost support.

Keep in mind that your sleeping position can be affecting your long term sleep quality and the type of mattress you should choose.

If you would like to take a look at the range of high-quality mattresses and beds we have available in our adjustable bed range, please feel free to do so. If you are interested in buying a new mattress, why not download a brochure today and visit your local stockist.

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