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The health benefits of sleeping on a high-quality mattress

Bree here, from Home Zone Furniture.

Humans spend over a third of their lives sleeping, so it’s no surprise that poor sleep can cause more than a crick in the neck. From increased stress levels to aging skin and the onset of heart-related conditions, the laundry list of symptoms caused by lack of sleep is alarming.

So where does poor sleep start? For many, the culprit is simple: the mattress. While mattresses aren’t most glamorous investment purchase, they are essential to good health. These are just a few ways in which a new, supportive mattress could change your health for the better.

Comfort

If you think insomnia and morning drowsiness are simply the result of a stressful day, think again. A low-quality mattress can force your body into unnatural sleeping positions that twist and strain your back. Once you find the right mattress to keep you in proper alignment, you’ll sleep soundly through the night and wake up feeling rested and pain-free. Sometimes a well-rested body and mind is simply all you need to increase daily productivity and lessen the impact of anxiety, depression and other disorders.

Allergies

We spend a lot of time sleeping, which means that the skin cells we shed naturally accumulate in our mattresses. Over time, dust mites invade old mattresses and feed on these skin cells. Many people are allergic to dust mites, so it’s important to clean your existing mattress and swap it out for a new one after no more than ten years. If it’s not time to get a new mattress, be sure to use a mattress cover, clean your sheets regularly with hot water and occasionally vacuum your mattress.

Stress

Among other things, sleep is important because it helps regulate stress hormones and keeps your nervous system healthy. It’s no coincidence that when you’re well-rested, you’re able to perform better at work. If sleep isn’t helping you to regulate your stress hormones, it will not only affect your day-to-day existence, but also lead to high blood pressure. Make it easier to catch more ZZZs with the perfect mattress.

Cardiovascular

A good mattress can also directly affect your cardiovascular health. When you have a good mattress, your body is in complete alignment from head to heels. This alignment maximizes blood flow to and from the heart and brain. On the other hand, when your mattress isn’t supportive, more stress is put on your heart and even your lungs, leading to issues such as high blood pressure and snoring. 

Skin

Last but not least, sleep can even affect your skin health. Poor sleep reduces blood flow not only to the heart and brain, but also to the skin. Reduced blood flow to the skin interferes with collagen production, meaning reduced elasticity and premature aging. If you wake up with dark circles or bags under your eyes, consider finding a new mattress before shopping for a new undereye concealer.

Ready to buy that new mattress now? Thought so! Find the perfect mattress for you today at Home Zone Furniture.

Bree

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