Did you know that investing in a quality mattress could improve your overall health and well-being in ways you never even imagined? There’s more to a great mattress than just a good night’s sleep!
Regardless of whether we prefer something that we can sink into, or something a little more firm, we all know just how much a good mattress can make a difference to our quality of sleep. When a mattress is uncomfortable, it becomes hard to rest and relax. And this makes getting to sleep – and staying asleep – pretty tricky. For that magical 8 hours in the Land of Nod, a good mattress is key.
But the benefits of a great mattress don’t stop there.
Believe it or not, a great mattress could bring even more advantages to your day-to-day life. Interested in finding out what a great mattress could do for you? Then you're in the right place.
7 unexpected advantages of a great mattress
Here are just a few of the ways a great mattress could bring benefits to your body and mind:
1. A clean & hygienic sleeping environment
Every time you get out of bed, you leave behind molecules of sweat, drool, and dead skin cells. Then you make the bed, leaving them tucked away in a warm cocoon. And so it’s unsurprising to learn that mattresses can be breeding grounds for germs and bacteria, which could cause anything from minor skin irritations to nasty diseases. A great mattress with antibacterial properties can prevent bacteria from growing. Look for memory foam, with a dense structure that makes it difficult for microbes to thrive. Or consider a eucalyptus-infused mattress cover which can reduce the rate of bacterial growth.
2. A clean & hygienic you
Have you ever woken up feeling hot and sweaty? You’re not alone. Body temperature naturally reduces by a few degrees during sleep to help the body rest. However, anything from stress to a glass of wine before bed can cause temperature to rise. This can make you more likely to sweat in the night, leaving you feeling sticky and smelly in the morning. A great mattress makes all the difference. Look for a mattress that has a breathable, temperature-sensitive cover which wicks moisture away from the body to keep you drier during the night. You should notice you wake up feeling fresher.
3. Happy joints
Even though you may not realise it, sleeping on a poor-quality mattress can wreak havoc on your joints. If your mattress is too stiff and inflexible for your body, your joints are butting up against the surface, putting unnecessary pressure on your bones. Depending on how you sleep, your mattress could be affecting your neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, or ankles. Now, there’s nothing wrong with a firm mattress, but you must make sure that the mattress is supportive of the joints. Memory foam mattresses are often considered to be the best for supporting joints while maintaining comfort.
4. Easier laundry days
Do you worry about keeping your mattress clean? It’s natural. Cleaning a mattress can be a big job. And although it may seem like such a trivial thing to get worked up over, the truth is that having to undertake a difficult task can really impact our mental health and emotional well-being. But a great mattress is easier to clean than you may think, and it can really ease the worry. Ideally, look for a mattress with a removable cover which can simply be unzipped and popped in the washing machine at 30 degrees.
5. Fewer sneezes
Always sneezing? Constantly blowing your nose? Itchy eyes? While outdoor allergens like pollen may be to blame, don’t overlook the allergens that exist within your home. Dust mites are a big one. Dust mites are tiny bugs that live in dust… and are known for burrowing into mattresses. So if you ever feel that your allergies are worse in the bedroom, that could be why. Fortunately, a great mattress can help. Research shows that mattresses with covers have 14% fewer mites on average than those without. And hypoallergenic mattresses are tightly sealed, stopping dust mites from getting in.
6. Reduced outgoings
Did you know that 10% of UK adults feel ‘hopeless’ about their finances? 29% say their finances make them feel ‘stressed’, while more than a third feel anxious about money. And having to pay out for a new mattress certainly isn’t helping matters. But a great mattress could last for 10 years, meaning you won’t need to think about paying out for another for a whole decade. This can be much better than buying a low-quality mattress, and needing to buy another one in just 4 years when it’s become torn and the springs have popped out. Buying well now can save you a headache later.
7. Peace of mind
Perhaps the biggest surprise benefit of a great mattress is simply peace of mind. When you purchase a mattress that you know is properly supporting your body, working to keep you healthy and comfortable, and contributing towards your overall mental health and well-being, you have complete peace of mind that you’re taking positive action to care for yourself. Self-care is vital – especially in the post-pandemic era – and sleeping on a great mattress is one of the easiest ways to look after your body and mind. So if you’re asking, ‘What more could I do for me?’, consider getting a new mattress.
If ‘great’ isn’t a word you’d use to describe your mattress, then it might be time to upgrade. Remember: a mattress shouldn’t just offer you a good night’s sleep. It should help you to feel like yourself, ensure you’re mentally and physically prepared for the day ahead, and support your health and wellness goals. If your mattress doesn’t do that, don’t worry. We’ve got a collection that can!