A good sleep is proportionate to a healthy lifestyle. An excellent and peaceful rest, especially at night, is paramount and with it comes many benefits. It is a promise that you will have good health with no back pains, improved memory capacity, and productivity levels. If you are not sleeping for the required 8 hours, you might be having a mattress or pillow problem. These two items should at all time provide comfort and support to promote proper alignment of the neck & spine.
The purchase of a mattress revolves around the sleeping positions of the people using them. Here are the main points.
Those who sleep in a flat position should purchase firmer mattresses to enable appropriate alignment of the head, neck, and spine at all costs. For the side sleepers, they should have softer mattresses so that their hips, shoulders, and curves can sink in to create the right alignment of the spine.
Buying an expensive mattress doesn’t mean that you will get the most comfortable sleep. Getting the best one according to your price range will do. Choose the right one according to your sleeping position as described above.
The size of the mattress depends on the size of your bed, and it should be 10-16 cm longer than the person who will sleep on it.
A durable mattress saves on time and money incurred in purchasing another. A good one should thus be durable.
A pillow should align the head and neck region as you sleep. It is good that you know the right type of pillow before purchasing.
For those who sleep on their side, a low height and thick pillow would be best. Those who sleep on their bellies should buy flat ones that have soft fillers.
Type of filler
The pillow should be firm, provide enough cushion and have decreased allergen predisposition. The filler material should also have sufficient durability as well as provide enough airflow for ventilation purposes. A soft filler like goose down will produce a fluffy feeling and cushion for a good night sleep.
You will know that your mattress or the pillow has started to lose their functionality when certain signs begin to show. These symptoms include a backache, fatigue, discomfort, neck pain and disruption in the sleep-wake cycle. These are signs that your mattress or pillow is old and needs to be changed.…