How the Quality of Your Bed Affects Your Sleep

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 05 April 2022 10:31

Getting enough sleep every night plays a vital role in your health and wellness. Poor sleep can affect both your physical and mental health. The frame of your bed, the mattress you use, and your bedding can all prevent you from getting good quality sleep. Everyone has different preferences when it comes to beds. You spend a third of your life in your bed so it’s important to choose the right one. 

Mattresses: Support your body

A worn-out mattress can cause many problems that prevent you from sleeping well. They can have dust mites, lumps, and indentations. When your spine doesn’t get enough support due to a saggy mattress, it affects the quality of your sleep. 

If you wake up with back pain, it may be a sign that you need to replace your mattress. Continuous back and neck pain can be debilitating. 

A simple test helps you to test whether your mattress has the right firmness. Lie on your back and place your hand between your back and the mattress. Your hand should not slide in too easily or squeeze in with great difficulty. 

A memory foam mattress molds to your shape and relieves pressure on your body. It also isolates motion so it can work well for couples who tend to move a lot. Some hot sleepers find memory foam a problem because it isn’t breathable. 

Pillows: Align your head and neck with the rest of your body

Lumpy old pillows can ruin your sleep, not to mention that they can absorb dust and allergens. If you fold your pillow in half and it doesn’t spring back into shape when you let go, it’s time for a new one. 

Look for a pillow that keeps your head and neck aligned with the rest of your body. Side sleepers usually need thicker pillows, while back and stomach sleepers can use thinner ones. 

Shredded memory foam and down pillows will give good support. You can even find adjustable pillows where you add or remove fill to fit your shape. 

Bed frames: Set the foundation

A creaky bed can completely ruin your sleep. This can happen when the frame is poorly constructed, and there’s a loose joint. An old bed frame can even collapse while you’re sleeping. If you need to buy a new frame, you should consider the amount of weight it has to bear. It has to support your body weight and your bedding. 

A frame with underbed storage is useful in smaller rooms as you can store away clutter that can affect your sleep. Box springs are not necessary today and modern beds often feature sturdy slats that can support thick mattresses. Platform Beds Online carries a handpicked selection of all kinds of platform beds, including modern beds and beds with storage, in a full range of bed sizes.

Duvets and linen etc: Comfort, warmth and breathability

If you feel hot and sweaty or you’re too cold, you may battle to fall asleep. Insulating yet breathable duvets or comforters can make a difference in the quality of your sleep. If you live in an area with extreme seasons, you may need to invest in two duvets – one for the cold season and one for the hot season. 

A down fill material, especially goose down, offers comfort, warmth and breathability. Today some synthetic fibers, such as microfiber, offer the same or even better performance than down.

Sheets, pillows, duvets, and mattresses should always be kept scrupulously clean according to the manufacturer’s instructions if you want to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing night’s sleep. 

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