Humans spend somewhere around one-third of their life catching some zzzs — that's an average of 221,961 hours of quality time with your mattress during your lifetime, so it makes sense that you'd want your bed to be as comfortable as possible. The good news? Technology has come a long way in order to help you do exactly that.
So whether you're in the market for a new mattress, are thinking about ditching your old one, or just want to know what's out there on the mattress market that could help improve the quality of your sleep, then here's what you need to know.
Have you ever woken up and felt your hips or back ache from lack of support? That's because your average mattress just can't conform to all of the curves and angles of the human body while still supporting it. Memory foam or latex foam, on the other hand, is designed to do exactly that, molding to your body while being stiff enough to keep your joints supported and stable.
Memory foam displaces pressure, which means that it spreads it out all along your body rather than centering it on stress points like your hips, knees, back, or neck. Adding a memory foam pillow into the mix can also help relieve sleep apnea, helping you to get a really good night's sleep — every night.
The ideal temperature for your room to be during sleep is somewhere between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit; unfortunately, the ever-changing weather and sky-high energy bills can make it hard to justify turning your AC down that low for at least a third of every day.
Whether through a mattress topper or through the actual mattress, mattresses with adjustable temperature controls can help keep the temperature steady the whole night through without cooling down the whole house. These mattresses generally can be controlled one half of the bed at a time, too — perfect for couples who like slightly different sleeping temperatures.
Some people like sleeping at an exactly flat incline, while others find that the slightest upward lilt to their mattress helps clear their sinuses and lets them sleep without constantly taking allergy medication. Unfortunately, sleeping on a recliner chair, which offers this choice of incline, is not the best for your sleep health nor for your body.
In mattresses with a moveable incline, the top, bottom, or both of the mattress can be inclined up or down, helping you to find the perfect sleep posture for a good night's sleep — and once again, these beds tend to move half of the mattress at a time, meaning that you and your partner can sleep with different inclines without any argument.
For more information, contact a company like Mattress Liquidation Warehouse.