It’s no secret that a good night’s sleep can do wonders for you. Consistent, comfortable and interruption-free sleep improves your mood, your health and your lifestyle. If you’re not currently enjoying these benefits because you struggle to fall asleep or wake up frequently throughout the night, the solution could be as simple as finding a new latex mattress.
Is a Blissful Sleep Something You Can Only Dream About?
People today are having problems with sleep more than ever before and this is due to a variety of factors. While some of these contributors have appeared recently (such as smartphones, tablets and our digital society making it difficult for us to ‘switch off’), many have been plaguing sleepers for centuries. Uncomfortable beds, lack of mattress support, summer heat and partner movements are some of the things that make getting to sleep and staying asleep a nightmare for thousands of Australians every night.
It’s all too easy to get into the habit of thinking that short or inconsistent sleeps are something that you ‘just have to put up with,’ and lots of us fall into the trap of thinking a cup of coffee will make up for each hour lost while lying awake. But when you truly look at all the benefits of peaceful, regular nights of undisturbed sleep, it becomes very obvious that you owe it to yourself to do more than count a couple of sheep.
Why a Decent Doze is a Clever Investment
The quality of your sleep impacts directly and indirectly on the quality of your life. When you sleep well, your alertness and concentration will be increased, which will improve your ability to focus and allow you to perform to the best of your ability in a wide range of circumstances. On the other hand, poor sleeping patterns can leave you unmotivated and absentminded, which can negatively impact your career and social life, and can even lead you to dangerous situations, such as suffering from fatigue while driving.
A healthy and consistent sleeping pattern will elevate your mood, as hormones that create positive feelings and thoughts are produced while you snooze. This mood boost can help you prevent or cope with mental illnesses like depression, while it also enables you to develop richer and longer lasting relationships with your family, friends and colleagues.
As sleep is also your body’s time to recover, not getting enough can leave your muscles and limbs feeling exhausted and over-exerted, and you may feel generally lethargic. Regular sleep deprivation and irregular sleeping patterns can also lead to more serious health issues, such as being more vulnerable to injuries and diseases. To keep your body healthy and strong, it’s important that you give it enough time to rest and heal each night with adequate and solid sleep.
How a Latex Mattress Can Help You Get Those Extra Winks
Latex beds are designed with comfort and support in mind. The unique characteristics of latex mean that these mattresses will automatically react to your movements to provide a comfortable sleep throughout the night. And though your side of the bed is responding to your movements, it won’t respond to your partner, so waking up every time they shift position is a thing of the past.
In Australia, particularly Brisbane, the heat and humidity of the summer months can make getting to sleep even more of a challenge. The air cells in latex make the material self-ventilating, which keeps the mattress cool and helps you sleep in the heat.
Mattresses made of latex are also ideal for people who experience aches and pains, especially back pains, as they are designed to be extremely comfortable while simultaneously supporting proper spine alignment. Plus, if your sleeping problems stem from asthma or allergies, latex is often your best option because the material is resistant to dust mites.
Your quality of life depends on a large range of factors. Sleep is one of those factors that is rarely thought of but often a major player. A latex mattress and the longer, more comfortable sleeps it can provide could be the small change that makes a massive difference to your life.