Is Your Mattress Harming Your Health?
Say it isn’t so! The idea that the mattress, your retreat from life, isn’t a friend is hard-hitting stuff. After all, the bed is where you go to sleep, relax and, ahem, have a little fun. It’s always there when you need it and never turns you away or talks back. In short, it’s the ultimate partner, if you ignore the fact it can’t speak. However, take a look under the hood and you may not like what you see. The reality is that a bad mattress can harm your health in a variety of ways. Here are four them to look out for and the fixes.
Increased Cortisol Levels
Cortisol is the chemical in the body that is linked to stress. You know, the feeling you get when you want to Solange Knowles someone in an elevator. Unlike Beyonce’s sis, you can’t start wilin’ out without consequences. What a shame! The reason your mattress is linked to stress is the impacts it has on poor sleep. A lumpy, uncomfy bed stops the body from dropping into REM sleep and getting a good quality of rest. Oh and there’s the pain issue to consider too. Replacing it with a new one almost always improves sleep and helps with back issues.
When you sleep, the bed takes the weight of your body and spreads it out equally. This way, the spine doesn’t have to bear the brunt of the pressure. At least, this is the theory. New mattresses are excellent at spreading the weight, but old ones are less effective. It’s why sites such as mattress.review advertise memory foam and the number of layers. Therefore, your current bed may be putting a lot of stress on the back and causing it pain. The back is the worse place for an injury because it’s incredibly complicated. So, to prevent injuries, add a memory foam layer underneath.
Summer is here – hip, hip, hooray! Of course, every action there is a reaction, which means the sun is out but it’s also allergy season. Awww! Hay fever sufferers know how uncomfortable allergies are and what to avoid them at all costs. The problem is that your bed is inescapable; you’ve got to sleep sometime. And, it may soak in all the dust and particles in the air and redistribute them into the bedroom. Cleaning is the only option here. Wash sheets and covers in hot water on a regular basis and vacuum, too. Then, the dust mites shouldn’t irritate you any longer.
People call it vanity, but there is nothing wrong with investing in your looks. Everyone is conscious about how they appear and you are no different. The thing is that an old mattress isn’t helpful. A lack of beauty sleep leads to puffy eyes and lines, to name but two. It also has a negative effect on the skin because the cells don’t get time to repair. If your mattress is cutting into your beauty sleep, then you need to replace it ASAP.
Only you can answer this question. So, are any of the above relatable?