An achy back and waking up tired and irritated is something that has been getting increasingly common. However, what most people that suffer from these issues don’t realize is that they are all associated with one of the most important components of their health: sleep.
And the reason the quality of their sleep is decreasing and leading to these issues can very well be their mattress. Yes, mattress can affect your sleep and other areas of your health in more ways than one.
Let us discuss this in more detail below.
Studies have shown that if you sleep on a new mattress, you would be able to get your stress levels down without much effort. On the other hand, an old mattress – especially the one that is now older than 8 years – may not help much with your stress at all.
Yes, your mattress can also cause allergies. In fact, studies also reveal that old mattresses can often have millions of tiny dust mites living in them.
It could very well be a contributing factor to the fact that about 20 million Americans fall prey to different types of allergies every year, most of which are linked to dust-related agents.
This is the reason Better Sleep Council has come up with an advice for everyone, saying that you must clean your mattress periodically. However, there may come a point when you just won’t be able to keep the dust mites at bay even by cleaning your mattress regularly, which means you may have to replace it with a new one.
Just like an old mattress, even a new mattress can lead to back pain, if you’re not careful with your choice.
This is because if you go with something like an ultra-plush mattress, then you may end up having serious back pain issues over time. It would make you sleep in an unhealthy position, preventing you from getting the right amount of back support when sleeping.
This is why it’s important to test your mattress for comfort and back support before purchasing it.
Old mattresses are also not as good when it comes to providing a good night’s sleep.
If you don’t wake up relaxed and energetic after sleeping enough for the night, then your mattress may be at fault.
Lumps and Body Ache
If you find your body aching after sleeping on your mattress and lumps being formed on your mattress, then it may be due to the fact that the springs of your mattress are hurting your back and other parts of your body.
It could lead to serious body ache and other issues over time.
As the mattress gets older, its springs also stop functioning as they should. This could be the case with you if you can hear creaking sounds when tossing and turning on your mattress.
Needless to say, this would translate to poor back support which can be dangerous for both your back and your overall health as a whole.