Do you wake up in the morning with stiffness and lower back pain? This could be because the mattress you are sleeping on is not suitable for you, or it may be too old with not enough support for your back and joints. When you are lying in bed you should feel no pressure, just complete comfort. When you are buying a new mattress it’s important to test them in-store, lying down on each mattress in your normal sleeping position. If you feel any pressure anywhere on your body then move on to the next mattress. Here is a quick guide to the types of mattresses available:
Sprung Core Mattresses:
The sprung core mattresses are the most commonly used. They allow for support and easy movement while responding to the body’s natural movements. These types of mattresses are generally more supportive than other mattresses such as air and water mattresses. All of The Natural Sleep Company’s mattresses are pocket sprung.
Memory Foam Mattresses:
The memory foam mattress has seen a huge growth in popularity over the past few years. They mould around the shape of your body easing pressure on the spine, allowing for a more comfortable sleep for those who find it hard to sleep on a regular one. They also absorb movement, so if you sleep with a partner, your sleep will be less disturbed by each other’s movements. The Natural Sleep Company offer two mattresses layered with memory foam in their comfort and premium mattress ranges.
The latex mattress moulds to the shape of the body but provides extra support as it is more firm than memory foam. If you prefer a more firm mattress that provides comfort and support, while distributing your weight evenly then you should consider a latex mattress. Latex mattresses have anti-dust mite and anti-allergy properties. The Natural Sleep Company offer a latex topped mattress in their therapeutic range. If you are looking for extra support, ask about the SpinalZone technology that is built into many of the mattresses. Approved by chiropractors and developed by leading specialists, it provides lumbar support for back and side sleeping positions to help ease back discomfort.
For those who suffer severe allergies such as hay fever, so much that it disturbs your sleep, you might want to consider investing in a hypo-allergenic mattress. These mattresses are topped with a layer of hypo-allergenic foam that decreases the impact of allergies on the sleeper. The Natural Sleep Company offers a hypo-allergenic mattress in its therapeutic range, with an all-over foam layer to provide restful sleep.
How do you know when you need to change your mattress?
If you have a mattress for a very long time, you should consider getting a new one, regardless of how comfortable it is. Over the years, it can collect dust, bacteria and dust mites which can be bad for your skin, irritate allergies and impact your sleep quality. As our bodies change over time, our mattress needs also change. As we get older we may find we need more support due to back pain that we never had before. If you find yourself waking up at night with aches and pains, feeling less rested during the day, then it may be time to invest in a new mattress. Just remember, choose carefully and try out all of them before making your final choice. The more comfortable you are in bed, the better you will feel during the day.