Many people are hesitant to break down and buy a new mattress when they know they need one. A good quality mattress is not a cheap investment; hence the reason many people do not want to admit they need to go shop for a new mattress. Manufacturing companies recommend that mattresses be replaced every 10 years. There are many mattress companies in Minneapolis who can help find the right mattress to ensure a good night’s sleep. Even though it is difficult to admit when a new mattress is necessary, here are 5 reasons an old mattress must and should be thrown out.
An investment in a new mattress is immediately seen and felt. Researchers have found that a new mattress increased sleep quality by 62%, sleep comfort by 70%, and reduced back pain and stiffness by 50%.
People are more likely to get a full night’s sleep when sleeping on a new mattress. They are also more likely to wake up refreshed on a new mattress than before as a result of decreased tossing and turning throughout the night. We have all lost precious sleep because of tossing and turning. A new mattress will help eliminate the majority of tossing and turning thus resulting in better sleep cycles. The more sleep we lose, the less likely we are able to perform our best in our careers and with our families. New mattresses are also important for our children. Studies have shown that children who are lacking sleep and sleeping on poor mattresses have difficulty performing in school. A lack of sleep affects their functioning and cognitive abilities and has been reported to lead to higher levels of depression, anxiety, and fatigue.
The average American averages less than 7 hours of sleep a night. The average amount we should be getting is at least 8, and this may be, in part, related to our mattresses. Sleep deprivation is a problem that is mainly attributed to our fast-paced lifestyles. A new mattress can contribute to greater sleep quality and efficiency. Granted, some people can function on less than 8 hours of sleep, but a new mattress can possibly increase the amount of sleep we are getting each night.
Old mattresses are the perfect place for pests to set up camp to trigger allergies. We may not realize it, but dust mites and mold are commonly found and can grow in the many dark nooks, crannies, and layers of a mattress. Many people are even unaware that their bed may be the culprit of their allergy symptoms such as sneezing and watery, itchy eyes. We found when an investment in a new mattress occurred, some indoor allergy symptoms were eradicated.
A bad mattress leads to poor sleep which can lead to a poorly functioning immune system. A mattress that helps people get better sleep will boost the immune system. We often forget that during sleep, our brain is solidifying memories and helps embed information we have learned during the day. When you rest properly on a good mattress, you will be more likely to recall what you learned or studied for the previous day.
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