“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Do you battle to fall asleep at night; ergo, do you lie awake for hours on end tossing and turning, trying to relax and find a comfortable sleeping position? If this sounds like you, then you will no doubt know the feeling of having to wake up in the morning feeling drained after just a few hours of sleep.
On the other hand, do you perhaps believe that your body only needs a few hours’ sleep a night? After all, there is too much to do and very little time to rest. If this is your story, no wonder you are exhausted when you wake up, and you need several cups of coffee to feel as though your brain is functioning again.
The need for quality sleep
Have you ever wondered why sleep experts recommend a good night’s rest seven days per week, especially, as research has shown that, even as adults, it is vital to get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night?
Contrary to popular thinking, our minds and bodies do not shut down when we sleep. Our brains have to take in an incredible amount of information during any given day, and we need time to process it and file all of the information away; ergo, sleep allows our minds process what happened to us during the day. According to the SleepFoundation.org, “sleep is an active period in which a lot of important processing, restoration, and strengthening occurs.”
Furthermore, unfortunately, we cannot build up a sleep debt or many hours of sleep deprivation, and then pay back the sleep debt every now and again. Therefore, it is far better to get into a routine of sleeping a consistent number of hours per night.
Reasons to purchase a new mattress
There are many benefits or advantages to as well as grounds for buying a bed mattress. The primary reason being that you cannot sleep at night. Additionally, here is a list of several of these reasons:
Your current mattress is old
The recommended lifespan for a mattress is between seven and ten years. However, there are several factors such as your sleep habits, your environment, as well as how long you spend on your bed in any 24-hour period.
You are uncomfortable and in pain
If you toss and turn all night, and you are in pain when you try and get out of bed in the morning, it might be your mattress. There are different types of mattresses such as memory foam, open coil, pocket coil, and continuous coil bed mattresses. Therefore, not all mattress-types suit everyone.
You are ageing
Ageing is an unfortunate fact of life; however, there is nothing you can do to change it. Ergo, as your body ages, you will need to consider purchasing a new mattress-type. Your body will more than likely need additional support as well as support in different places as opposed to when you were younger.