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The Toll Sleeping On A Bad Mattress Has On Your Body

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How Sleeping On A Bad Quality Mattress Can Negatively Affect Your Health And Memory

You may be following all of the suggested steps to get a good night’s rest but still find yourself waking up feeling tired with a sore back or sore muscles. If your bed or mattress is of bad quality this will directly impact your sleep and negatively affect your body.
The main thing to take into consideration is the age of your mattress. If you purchase a good quality mattress and take good care of it, it could last for up to 7 to 10 years. Contrary to what many people believe, you cannot use one mattress your entire life. For hygienic reasons this is simply not healthy as sweat, dust mites, dead skin cells and many other things can get trapped in your mattress and build up over time. If your mattress is bad quality and you have had it for many years you may find that it starts to dip in the centre when you apply weight.

The Top 4 Negative Effects On Your Body From Sleeping On A Bad Quality Mattress

1 Diminished Memory

When you do not get enough sleep, your brain can feel a bit foggy and all over the place. A good night’s rest can promote better member as the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) stage of sleep helps your body to solidify and store information into our memory. If you do not get full night’s rest you drastically reduce your body’s ability to retain the information needed for memory. If you want to promote better memory investing in a good bed is a great start.

2 Less Awareness and Creativity

Cognitive skills are the core skills that your brain uses to think, learn, remember and imagine. Your cognitive skills rely on you getting a good night’s rest and if you find yourself feeling less alert even if you are doing everything in your power to properly prepare for bed. This can be caused by sleeping on a bad quality bed which is putting strain on your body and causing interrupted sleep.

3 Increased Blood Pressure

When you enter the REM stage of sleep you blood pressure reduces. If you are constantly waking up throughout the night because you cannot sleep comfortably, you are constantly interrupting your sleep cycle and in turn preventing your blood pressure from reducing properly. This can eventually lead to potential heart problems.

4 Weight Gain

Most people do not know this but a bad bed can cause you to gain weight. If you are not getting enough good quality sleep your metabolism slows down. This in turn results in it being much harder for your body to burn fat. Poor quality sleep can also affect your hunger levels.