Most people spend 7-9 hours sleeping on their mattresses during every 24-hour period. This adds up to over 2,500 hours a year. When you are spending thousands of hours on your mattress you want to be sure that those hours are doing your body more good than harm. If you do not properly care for your mattress and if you never change out your mattress for a new one, you can be doing your body serious harm. Learn how to properly care for your mattress and what to think about when looking at new mattresses in Minneapolis.
Taking care of your mattress is an important part of giving it a long lifespan. It is also a good way to make sure that you are getting the best rest possible. Mattresses need to be rotated and sometimes flipped in order to keep uneven depressions and wear from developing. An uneven mattress is a recipe for a poor night’s sleep with aches and pains in the morning. Some mattresses are not designed to be flipped from side to side so be sure to check whether or not your mattress should be flipped. All mattresses should be rotated 180 degrees on a regular basis. When you buy a new mattress it is important to rotate it every few weeks for the first few months and then at least twice a year after that. You should also rotate it if you feel like you are beginning to see indentations or lumps. Keeping your mattress on a regular rotation schedule will help prolong its life, but even with regular rotation, every mattress will eventually need to be replaced.
Researchers are still learning just how beneficial adequate sleep is. Inadequate sleep has been linked to serious diseases and conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Chronic disturbed sleep or inadequate sleep puts you at greater risk for health problems. People who experience chronic pain also report that they feel more pain when they do not get adequate sleep. A worn out mattress can not only disturb your sleep but make chronic pain worse from lack of proper support while you are sleeping. You are also more prone to accidents and injury if you are fatigued and tired. In fact, a high percentage of auto accidents are caused by drowsy driving. Research shows that with adequate sleep people have improved mood and clearer thinking as well. Lack of sleep is even linked to weight retention. While purchasing a new mattress may seem like a big expense, when you look at the benefits of a good night’s rest, you will find that it really is an investment.
7835 Southtown Center
Bloomington, MN 55435
Between Bed Bath & Beyond and Herbergers
Monday to Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM