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The Pitfalls of Sleeping on a Bad Mattress

August 19, 2016


Bad Mattress Issues Create Bad Health Issues

Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Or do you get your recommended hours of sleep each night and STILL wake up feeling tired, sore and unrested? Poor quality sleep can have a very adverse effect on our daily lives, and one of the most common factors in how we sleep is where we sleep, or what we sleep on, to be more accurate.

More often than not, the biggest offender when it comes to bad sleep is usually the mattress you are sleeping on. It might be that your mattress is too soft, too hard, too old or simply not providing you with the adequate support you need.

Sleep is one of the pillars of good health and longevity, so it stands to reason that without the correct quality or hours of sleep there are certain health issues that might arise.

Here are five pitfalls of sleeping on an incorrect mattress:

 

1) Extreme Exhaustion

Problems falling asleep? Staying asleep? It is not surprise that sleeping on an incorrect mattress will cause fatigue. You are not getting the quality of sleep your body needs to rest, recuperate and restore itself to optimum capacity. We lead very busy and hectic lives today, and so it is as important as ever to get enough sleep. Failure to do so will result in more than the normal mid afternoon slump. There is nothing worse than that feeling of absolute exhaustion mid morning. If you are suffering from this symptom, perhaps it’s time to reconsider your sleeping situation.

2) Weight Gain

One of the problems with not getting enough sleep is weight gain. When we are tired we tend to eat more, and we also make unhealthy food choices. This is only one side of the coin here. The other side is the hormonal effect that lack of sleep has on weight. When we are sleep deprived we produce more cortisol, the stress hormone, and this has been linked to weight gain. We also produce reduced levels of leptin, which is the hormone that tells us we have had enough to eat. Weight gain can lead to obesity, which in turn can lead to more complicated issues such as diabetes.

3) Memory Problems

It makes total sense that when we are tired our memory suffers. Exhaustion causes poor memory recall. Sleep also provides the brain time to configure what it has learnt and experienced, and also allows it to rest so that it is in optimal condition to tackle the tasks needed to make us function. Memory is one of these.

4) Poor General Health

Poor sleep means a compromised immune system. Without adequate rest the body can not repair itself and our immune systems are weakened. This makes us more susceptible to catching bugs and getting sick.

5) Chronic Pain

Sleeping on a bad mattress can not only be exhausting it can be very painful. There is nothing worse than waking up feeling like you’ve done a few rounds with Mohammed Ali. The physical effects of sleeping badly are, quite literally, painful. Backache, sore neck, stiff joints are all symptoms of the wrong mattress. It may be too soft or too hard. It also may be old and therefore dips in the middle or has simply lost its supportive qualities. Whatever the case, if you are waking up in pain this is a clear sign that you need to buy a new mattress. Thankfully the Bed King is here to help. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to help with all your sleep comfort requirements. Why not start by checking out our exclusive Sleep Studio Solution system that helps you determine the perfect mattress for you.

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