7 Astounding Ways Your Mattress Affects Health and Sleep

Most people don’t feel the significance of the best mattresses for their good night sleep and don’t find its importance in their well-being in their daily lives.  As it is a known fact that, every individual, in general, spend 1/3rd of their lives sleeping so there should be a huge impact on your sleep if you do not sleep on a comfortable mattress isn’t it. That is why it is important to consider purchasing the comfortable mattress to avoid the surprising ways of mattress affect your health and sleep.

You should consider three elements to a healthy life, including Exercise, Sleep, and Diet. One of the main reasons for poor sleep is your poor mattress. It’s a fact that when you didn’t get proper sleep, then it gets even more difficult to exercise and the entire day seems to be dull and inactive. That is why you should invest in a good mattress and only a few people recognize the significance of investing in a good mattress.  If you ask who are at risk, Well, the people who do not get at least seven hours of good sleep are at risk of bigger health issues.

The seven surprising ways that a mattress affects your sleep and health include:

1. Stress:

Poor sleeping habits lead to higher stress levels. Today, many people suffer from higher stress levels because of poor sleep and it is due to using the poor or old mattress. Currently, you can find the most advanced technology used in designing a high-quality mattress that can easily reduce your stress levels. That is why it is important to replace your old mattress with the new one, especially if your mattress is more than eight-years-old.

2. Allergies:

If you are using your mattress for a longer period, then it will become a breeding area for various micro-organisms, which can cause allergies. Sometimes, these dust mites can become a serious health threat. You should always clean your mattress frequently, also, replace your old mattress with the new one if you are suffering from a runny nose or a sore throat.

3. Back Pain:

Do not go for the ultra-plush mattress as it is not suggestible for your posture, it may cause an abnormal bend in your lower back. You should always check the mattress before buying it and check if it is giving a proper neck and spine alignment. But at the same time if you do not have any pain or sleeping issues getting a plush mattress in a box online or store can continue to give you a good night’s sleep.

4. Constant Fatigue:

If you are feeling unexcited and exhausted even after sleeping for eight hours continuously, then it is so clear that it is the issue of the poor mattress.  Also, when the mattress gets old, it directly affects the quality of sleep.

5. Wear & Tear:

If you feel lumps on the mattress or you might be having back pain because of the torn mattress spring. It is the right time to buy a new mattress with advanced technology.

6. Creaking:

If you hear a creaking sound, then that means the springs may not be working properly and it makes a creaking noise when you move or toss and turn on the mattress.

7. Insomnia:

It is a fact that a good night sleep can be obtained with a good quality mattress and it is a very important factor to consider if you are suffering from Insomnia. The only solution to prevent this is buying a new mattress.

7 Astounding Ways Your Mattress Affects Your Health and Sleep

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Combat Your Everyday Anxiousness

Now, as someone who naturally feels plenty of anxiety in day-to-day life, it is almost hereditary that I should come up with at least a few solutions to this problem, and I am here today to share them with you.

1.    Give Yourself Some Space

In any happy and successful relationship, space is almost mandatory, isn’t it? So, think about your relationship with yourself. If you feel as though you are constantly in your own head creating more anxiety than necessary, I strongly suggest that you give yourself a minute to be alone, allow your mind to run free with all the thoughts and feelings that it needs to get through the horrid anxiousness. Let your brain do its thing! Trust me, you’ll thank yourself.

2.    It’s Okay to Be Selfish

Once in a while, it is totally more than okay to allow yourself some selfishness. If you need something and you believe that it will help you then, by all means, go to the lengths that you need to, to be a happier person. If you need to cancel plans so that you can have some well-needed alone time, go for it! There is no need to always put other people first.

3.    Do Something That You Love

A fabulous example of this for me is Zumba, I go to a Zumba class once if not twice a week. This is because I used to be a dancer so I have always loved to dance. However, for you, this could be anything! Let yourself indulge once or twice a week or the stress will get the better of you. Whether this is listening to some music that you love, or doing some art, having a sing in the shower, nothing is off limits if it is something that you love that will quash the anxiousness.

4.    Organize, Organize, Organize

A tidy mind makes for a more positive experience in all other areas. I carry around a little A6 notepad with me each and every day with a checklist of plausible, achievable targets for me. This method helps me feel as though I am on top of things and I am achieving something every time I get to tick something off of that list! Remind yourself, however, that it isn’t crucial to complete every single task you have set yourself which would be almost impossible if everyone were do complete everything that they had set out to do each day. Make sure that you’re aware that the world will certainly not cave in if one or two items are missed off of this list.

5.    Mindfulness

I’m sure that if you’re a person who feels a lot of anxiety you will have heard this a thousand times over, but I will say it again. Being self-aware is so extremely important in the long-term to prevent feeling anxious. So, doing activities like yoga, meditation, mindfulness coloring and all those other mindfulness techniques that you may be skeptical about (which I completely get) might be more useful than you think. I’ve found that since doing them I feel like I’ve gotten to know how my mind works and in turn allowing myself to control my emotions in a more effective and calm way.

I sincerely hope that these five tips help you out in your journey to a less anxious life, if you have any to add feel free to comment them on this post. The word about day-to-day solutions to life’s tendencies to stress us all out the need to be spread.

Charlotte Yorke

A short bio about the writer: My name is Charlotte Yorke and I am an eighteen-year-old A-Level Student in Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon. I am beginning my exciting journey into the world of Journalism by beginning my Undergraduate Degree at Staffordshire University in September 2017. I am an avid reader and writer, I thoroughly enjoy expressing myself through the written word.

Link to my blog: www.yorkeonline.wordpress.com

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