Want to sleep better? Suffer from insomnia or other sleep-related issues and just cannot seem to get a good night’s sleep, then this article is for you. Sleep is crucial not only to one’s health, but to one’s emotional well-being and state of mind. After all, trying to slog through a long day on little sleep is miserable – yet preventable.
One of the biggest reasons why people cannot seem to doze off and stay that way through the night is poor equipment. Your bed is a piece of furniture, but it is also a piece of equipment – something you use to get a good night’s sleep. And nothing is more important to a bed than the key piece: the mattress. Knowing a few things about selecting a good mattress can go a long way in helping you find a night of restful slumber.
Here are 3 secrets to finding the best mattress for you.
1. Identify Your Posture
Everyone sleeps differently. You more than likely sleep in a different way than your spouse; if you have kids, they may sleep differently from you. Generally speaking, though, there are three main sleeping postures: On the back
On the stomach
On the side
Each of these postures requires different support from mattress. Therefore, determining which posture you have can affect the best mattress for you. For example, many people who sleep on their backs prefer firm mattresses. On the other hand, people who sleep on the side tend to prefer softer mattresses. Then there are those who rotate through these positions during a night. The best mattress for them may be in the middle.
2. Look Into Memory Foam
Some sleepers enjoy a firm mattress; others like a soft one. But, even if you prefer one or the other, you still may not be getting enough sleep because the mattress you “like” doesn’t support your frame very well. One way to help avoid this is to look into memory foam mattresses and mattress covers.
Memory foam works by adhering to your frame, supporting it and moulding itself to your body. Over time, the foam adapts to you and provides snug comfort. It also reduces back pain by giving you more stability. Instead of a traditional, flat-top mattress, try a memory foam one if you are having pain related to sleeping, insomnia, or other problems.
Know The Types
Finally, you should look into the various types of mattresses out there and learn what works and what doesn’t. Most mattresses are your typical coil/spring varieties. There are other types, though, such as feather or down mattresses, water beds, air mattresses, and foam mattresses. Not all of these are recommended. For example, water beds contribute to back pain and insomnia because they do not offer adequate support to your body. The same could be said for feather mattresses (although feather mattress covers that go on top of the mattress generally are fine).
I recommend testing each before buying; because the type of mattress goes a long way to determining if it will be a good match for you. Finding the right mattress sure can help you sleep better.