Scholars of all times have always known that “sleep is the golden chain that binds health and our bodies together,” as English writer Thomas Dekker put it so elegantly into words a few centuries ago. Carrying tons of medical arguments, the sleep science of today reminds us of that profound connection we shouldn’t ignore if we wish to stay healthy for a long while.  

Countless studies have shown that inadequate sleep leads to an uncontrolled increase of our cortisol (the stress hormone) levels; it can weaken our immune system and, in the end, causes health issues that will shorten and burden our life.

I’d say all those are plenty of good reasons for taking the necessary steps to ensure we enjoy a good night rest.

One essential condition for a proper repose is a suitable environment. We need a cozy bedroom to make us feel happy and relaxed, with no electronics or other sources of blue light in it. It’s imperative to have a comfortable mattress to support our body that offers the advantages of modern technology which aims to improve our sleep and, thus, our life.

Sure, a good mattress will not come at a low cost, but think of it as a long-term investment in your health.

Sleeping on the wrong kind of mattress could generate severe medical affections, such as the ones listed below and which you should carefully take into consideration the next time you’re shopping for bedding:

Obesity

Sleep deprivation causes drowsiness and lack of energy, which often lead to overeating – especially unhealthy foods. Thus, in time, we set the premises for obesity, which comes along with other severe medical affections, such as type II diabetes or cardiac problems.

Heart issues

If your mattress is of poor quality, it will prevent you from getting the proper sleep you need, and that will hurt your cardiovascular system. According to trymattress, heart problems are usually associated with short sleeping (resting less than 8 hours per night); the risk of stroke is also high in this situation and people who don’t get sufficient sleep develop high blood pressure.

Weak immune system

Experts say you’re more likely to get sick when you don’t sleep well or long enough to grant your body and brain time to regenerate. Chronic lack of sleep or poor sleeping will wear down your immune system, making you vulnerable to illnesses – from common colds to more severe ones.  

Allergies and lung irritation

Over time, mattresses collect dust, dead skin, and body oils – the perfect environment for dust mites. Symptoms such as sneezing, itching, watery eyes, running nose and coughing indicate that you’re allergic to your mattress.

This situation mainly occurs in the case of old mattresses or the ones made of low-quality materials. Dust mites also cause various skin and reparatory conditions, such as asthma, eczema or a sore throat.

Memory issues

Lousy sleeping has a direct effect on your memory, which will alter your work or academic performance, but also your entire daily life. Sleep is the time interval when our brain processes all that we’ve learned and experienced during the day, but sleep deprivation will interfere with this process and will prevent the brain from functioning correctly.

It’s not just drowsiness, back pains or joint soreness that could result from poor quality mattresses and bad sleep but much more severe health issues, as well. Keep in mind that having a good mattress is not considered luxury anymore. On the contrary, it is a well-being necessity and a form of self-respect.

 

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