A sure sign of getting older is a growing awareness of certain things that we always took for granted.Few teenagers, except for the most precocious, will give much consideration to the quality of the alcohol they are drinking, the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables they are eating, and longevity and integrity of their clothing and the quality of the mattress that they sleep on every night.
As bad backs and other uncomfortable health issues begin to rear their ugly heads, it is only natural that we would consider the quality of the mattress we sleep on and if it is helping the problem or exacerbating it. This MOT of our beds may even be on the advice of our chiropractor or physiotherapist, meaning we should not ignore it.But a sound base to sleep on isn’t just for people with problem backs. Everyone, from the youngest baby to the oldest great-grandparent needs and benefits from a good night’s sleep. And the fact is that being comfortable in bed is a huge contributor to the quality of the sleep we have at night.
Everyone needs something different from their mattress, making it especially difficult for couples who have different needs. A safe bet, however, would be to go for a firm mattress, preferably one with visco elastic foam.Why visco elastic foam? Because it moulds to your body, meaning that you are able to rest in your most natural state, without putting pressure on any part of your body or forcing you to lie in an uncomfortable position.
Tossing and turning due to discomfort at night is one of the major contributing factors to a restless night’s sleep. Getting a good mattress is not going to be cheap but it will help you sleep better, prevent and alleviate any back problems, and be a sound investment lasting years and years.For those who simply cannot afford to buy a new mattress, a foam topper might be a good compromise in the meantime.