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Best Mattresses for Athletes

"It is a proven fact that quality sleep impacts on the quality of an athlete's performance."

Best Mattresses for Athletes


A Good Mattress + Good Sleep = Improved Athletic Performance
Performing at their best is everything to athletes and while everybody needs good quality sleep to function at their best, it is especially critical for athletes to get both quality sleep and the right amount of sleep to promote optimal muscle recovery which ultimately can result in better athletic performance. Choose a mattress that is perfect for your body and sleeping requirements. Choosing the right running shoes is an important decision, right? So is choosing the right mattress.
Important Fact
The REM cycle of sleep is crucial because it provides the body and brain with energy, improves memory and releases the hormones that assist in healing and recovering.
Mattresses for Athletes

Why is sleep important for athletes


Speed
The right amount of sleep can promote faster reflexes and reaction time, improving speed and accuracy.

Coordination
Healthy sleep improves cognitive and muscle memory which is key to consistent performance. This benefit only kicks in approximately after 7 hours of sleep!

Intensity
Engaging in high-intensity training and having enough energy for practise sessions is harder with a lack of sleep.

Recovery & hormones
Muscle building and repair, bone growth and the oxidation of fats are dependent on the hormones released during deep sleep.

Weight
Healthy sleep helps maintain optimal weight which is important for athletes and obviously also promotes health and lessens the risk of heart disease.

Strong & Healthy Mind
Mental strength is as important for good athletic performance as physical strength. Quality sleep supports a sharp, alert mind that impacts on athletic results.

Top sleep tips for athletes


  • Get between 8 - 10 hours sleep
  • Stick to a consistent sleep schedule
  • Use the bedroom for sleep, lose the tech
  • Create a calm, relaxing sleep environment
  • Avoid alcohol as it interferes with deep sleep
  • Avoid nicotine and caffeine which are stimulants and will keep you awake
  • Take power naps (between 10 and 30 minutes)
  • Don't panic when you can't fall asleep, get up and do something
  • Consider relaxation techniques
Did you know?
"A 2013 sleep study done with baseball players reported that players with less than optimal sleeping routines were 40% less likely to still be playing 3 seasons later, opposed to players with healthy sleeping habits, that came in at 70% likely to still be playing ball 3 seasons later."
What Athletes Should Be Looking For In A Mattress
Firmness Level
Depending on body weight the best firmness level is usually firm to gentle-firm. Keep in mind that your preferred sleeping position can also impact this decision.
Comfort and Conforming
Athletes need to look for a mattress that will provide proper spinal alignment without causing further pain on pressure points by gently conforming to the shape of your body.
Our Top Selection of Best Mattresses for Athletes

Gentle-Firm Comfort Level Mattresses

gentle firm
Plush Tonic
From
R2399.00
gentle firm
Tiffany
From
R2699.00
gentle firm
Inspiration
From
R2999.00
gentle firm
Back Support
From
R3399.00
gentle firm
Elation Pillow Top
From
R3899.00
gentle firm
Pillow Top
From
R3999.00
gentle firm
Orthozone Premier Pocket
From
R4899.00


Firm Comfort Level Mattresses

firm
Executive
From
R3299.00
firm
Haddon
From
R4999.00
firm
Comfort Air Firm
From
R7199.00
firm
Bellini Bed
From
R8999.00
firm
Wellness Collection Harmony
From
R8999.00
firm
Raphael
From
R9599.00
firm
Wellness Collection Arcadia
From
R13799.00


Ultra-Plush (Conforming) Level Mattresses

ultra plush
Picasso iGel
From
R7299.00
ultra plush
Comfort Air Ultra Plush
From
R7699.00
ultra plush
Wellness Collection Sanctuary
From
R11399.00
ultra plush
Matisse iGel
From
R12199.00
ultra plush
Wellness Collection Escape
From
R13699.00
ultra plush
Crescendo (Memory Foam)
From
R14999.00
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