New Delhi: Remember the Beatle’s song, “It’s been a tough night of the day, and I’m acting like a dog…”? Well, what do you want after a long day’s work? A peaceful night’s sleep in your bed, obviously. But do you get it? not always. One of the factors directly responsible for a good night’s sleep is a proper mattress. If the mattress you sleep on is good, and supports, comforts and supports your body well, a good night’s sleep is guaranteed. However, not using a good mattress can have many negative consequences – including, of course, an uncomfortable night’s sleep. In addition, a bad mattress can put the health of your back, neck and head as well as other parts of the body at risk.
Now, a mattress is generally used for a fairly long period. Therefore, given that you will not be replacing it frequently, careful consideration should be given before purchasing a mattress to prevent any kind of discomfort and health problems both immediate and long term. In fact, you can even look at the mattress as an investment in your well-being.
Why body pain?
Most people don’t even link their health issues to the mattress they use. Therefore, before buying a mattress, you should take into account several factors. One is your weight. Mattresses that use weight-induced memory foam, which responds to body weight, not body heat, are a solution to this issue. Such a mattress will hold your body snugly, won’t allow it to sag, and in the process, allow you to sleep comfortably throughout the night. In addition, you can stretch and employ better posture while sleeping on a comfortable mattress. Which can do wonders for your sleep. These can ensure a constant level of comfort during the night, in fact, during all seasons.
Poor quality mattresses trap extra heat, leaving no room to ‘breathe’. This results in the mattress heating up, causing the user to sweat profusely or feel damp. An open-cell structure improves the mattress’s breathability; It keeps the mattress dry and cool.
It’s time to get rid of your mattress and buy a new one if it’s not in the same condition as when you bought it. Mattresses made from low-quality materials tend to deform and sag over time. This causes disturbances in the spinal cord of the person sleeping on it. It also causes muscle pain, which can become severe over time. Naturally, you will need to replace such a mattress. Here again, weight-induced memory foam, which responds to body weight, not body heat, will maintain a consistent level of comfort while not allowing the mattress to deform or sag.
Allergies and hygiene issues
Many times people get allergic while sleeping. Confusing, isn’t it? Well, it’s the mattress at work that’s causing the allergies. Mattresses collect dust over time. And when you sleep on such a mattress, you breathe in the dust accumulated on the mattress. This causes allergic reactions in the lungs and skin. The solution to this problem are mattresses with certified non-toxic foams, interior materials and fabrics that offer real health benefits because they are breathable and hypoallergenic.
Due to climatic conditions in India, mattresses become unhygienic very quickly. This causes bad breath, which in turn affects the quality of your sleep. Along with disturbing sleep, such unhygienic conditions can lead to the growth of dust mites, bedbugs and other unwanted insects. To avoid such problems, some quality mattresses come with removable and dry-cleaning fabric, and this fabric can be easily removed and regularly dry-cleaned. This will keep the mattress clean and hygienic for a long time.
So, now you know what to look for when buying a mattress, and some of the primary red flags of a bad mattress that could be affecting your sleep. These, in turn, can lead to poor health, and reduce your overall quality of life. Overall, one should be extremely careful and avoid poor quality mattresses. Instead, it would be a good idea to invest in a good quality mattress that comes with international certifications like OEKO-TEX, ACA, and GOTS and is made of open-cell foam and is a removable and dry-cleanable mattress. is covered with cloth. After all, sleep is a serious business; Which lays a positive foundation for your waking and working day. “A healthy mattress, a healthy lifestyle.”
(Anand Nichani is the MD of Magniflex India)
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