Sleep is an integral part of life. When you sleep well you wake up feeling rejuvenated, ready to face your day head-on. The reverse is also true: if it is insufficient, you wake up feeling cranky because your body hasn’t had the chance to unwind. The mattress and pillows on your bed play a big part in this. So many times you may avoid getting new ones even when the ones you have are either wrong for you, or too old and worn.
We all deserve a good sleep mattress, and a great pillow to go with it. If any compromises made there, the result will be the poor quality of sleep and a lot of back pain, warranting a lot of costs trying to get your back right. Here are ways how they affect the quality of sleep that you get.
- Lowering stress
A combination of these two in good condition will play a part in significantly reducing your stress and anxiety levels. When you have sufficient rest, your body becomes refreshed. It releases feel-good hormones that get you feeling motivated and positive throughout the day. If you fail to have adequate rest, it releases hormones that heighten your stress level. You will notice that your day is characterized by frustration, agitation, and a lot of stress in this case. The stress reduction may also be attributed to you no longer having to deal with neck and back pain, because of improved quality of sleep.
- Your pillow and mattress may be sources of allergies
Your body continuously sheds off dead skin throughout the day, even at night. So your pillows and mattress have some dead skin cells on it. And thus dust mites are likely to thrive there as they feed on these cells. Many of you are allergic to them, especially if you have asthma. Taking measures such as using slipcovers and washing your bedding in hot water, may help. However, old ones are likely to harbor many more dust mites meaning more strained rest.
- The medium firm is subjective
A pillow and mattress that seems to be soft to you may feel firm to someone else. When you are shopping for new ones, it is vital for you to spend a little time laying down on them to make sure that they feel comfortable with you. Comfortable enough for you to spend your nights resting in bed. You can even seek a store with an excellent return policy so that you get to sleep on them back at home. If you feel that they suit you, you can keep them.
- Discomfort at night may be a good indicator
Tossing and turning while you are in bed may be a good sign, that your bed is not doing you any good. Sinking a little into your purse to get yourself comfort at nights in the form of a good pillow and an equally good mattress is totally worth your coin. Because uncomfortable and disrupted sleep equates to inadequate rest for your body.
- A notable difference in the general quality of life
Your life’s quality can either improve or deteriorate, depending on the quality of the rest that you get. When you are well rested, you can go about your daily assignments and your projects effectively. Your creative juices get flowing more when you are rejuvenated. If you ignore your body’s best interest, your career and personal relations with others may be affected. You will tend to be more grumpy and irritated. This won’t make it any easier for you to get work done.
Your bed is your little haven. So make sure that your bed has a good mattress and pillow because these will definitely affect the quality of sleep that you get. A night of good sleep means a good day ahead too.
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