Owning and old mattress is never fun. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it can lead to a number of health issues that are entirely avoidable, simply by buying a new one. However you also have to buy the right one, but its an issue not many of us are not willing to address.

This makes little sense considering how much time we spend sleeping. The benefits of a good night’s sleep are well-known, so why do so many continue to avoid investing in a new, and the right mattress?

Aches and Pains

Sleeping on the wrong type of mattress (too firm, too many springs) can lead to a number of muscle and joint issues or increase the pain of pre-existing problems. It is important to get a mattress that best suits you and your needs, therefore material is the most important thing to consider when buying a new mattress, especially if it is to target aches and pains.

Old mattresses in particular can be problematic. This is because over time mattresses deteriorate and lose its ability to offer effective body support, which can cause various aches and pains to develop. The average mattress life time is 8 years, however this can be differentiated due to lifestyle, weight, and mattress maintenance.

 

Stress

Lets face it, we’ve all heard that sleep deprivation can cause, trigger and increase stress, and it is absolutely true. Sleep is extremely important when it comes to our mental and physical health, and can have a huge impact on our day-to-day lives.

It contributes to your emotions, concentration and even a part of your personality. While a new mattress won’t make feelings of stress disappear overnight, it can play a big part in reducing them over time.  A new mattress will improve your quality of sleep, therefore improving your feelings and work ethic massively.

 

Weight Loss

It goes without saying that simply buying a new mattress won’t make you lose weight, but the positive impact it has on your mind and body could assist you towards reducing weight over time.

The human body secretes hormone’s during sleep that regulate our appetite and metabolism. Without quality sleep, the body will struggle to balance these, which can cause a number of health issues, including increased insulin levels when eating, which can lead to weight gain.

Additionally, poor sleep levels lead to overeating because of a lack of energy that should be gained through proper sleep.

Allergies

We have thousands upon thousands of dust mites living in our mattresses, however –  we cant see them and they are extremely hard to get rid of.  Dead skin cells shed naturally during our sleep and accumulate on the mattress, attracting the microscopic dust mites that feed on it. So although they are very common and hard to prevent, most of the time they wont cause a problem for you.  However, some experience ‘hayfever like’ allergies from these microscopic creatures such as sneezing, itching, coughing,

So, as dust mites will not be present in a new mattress, it can result in a reduction or complete loss of allergies caused by mites. However mattress maintenance is also very important to prevent  too many mites developing, as although gross as it may sound, it is perfectly normal for these creatures to live in your mattress if controlled.

Immune System

When you see just how seriously your health deteriorates due to a lack of sleep, it can be quite terrifying. One area in particular that is scary yet one of the most important functions in our body is our immune system.

Lack of sleep can wreak havoc on our immune system, which can cause a number of serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, mental illness, and various disease.

Sleep deprivation is incredibly dangerous, which is why investing in a new mattress that can address this problem can be a huge health benefit both mentally and physically.

So, believe it or not, ditching your old mattress for a new, and more importantly, the right one could significantly improve your physical and mental state, making you a happier, healthier and better person.