An old Irish advert once advised that you should ‘Put your money in a good mattress’. The illustration alongside it was of a woman stuffing a wodge of bank notes into her mattress for safe-keeping. That advert always made me giggle.
The truth of the matter is that a good mattress is invaluable to our well-being. Along with good nutrition and exercise, sleep is now recognised as an important contributor to good health. Lack of sleep and poor-quality sleep contribute to depression, poor concentration, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
Sleep can be likened to meditation—both have strikingly similar benefits. A mattress can fit in as your meditation matt—but with 10 times the impact on your session.
To attain good quality sleep, according to sleep specialists, you need:
- Your body to be well supported with no pressure points pressing against your pressure-sensitive parts while lying horizontal—hip, shoulder, ankle, and even ribs.
- Your spine well aligned with the rest of your body and
- Your body weight well distributed across your frame and sleeping surface
The best mattress offers these three sleep boosters and the ideal mattress is often medium-firm to ensure you are well supported. A medium-firm mattress should also provide enough cushion and plush to feel soft and comfortable to your body parts depending on personal factors such as weight, sleeping style, position, and so on.
In addition to the mentioned good sleep health benefits, proper body support ensures you avoid the following
Back and Joint Pain:
A medium-firm mattress provides your body with good support and comfort ensures that your spine is in proper alignment and that pressure points are supported.
Tossing and Turning:
Another factor that affects your health is how calmly you sleep and for how long.
The best mattress literally holds you in place, such that it minimizes “movement waves” that can feel uncomfortable and disturb sleep.
A mattress that is too soft might lead to “sinking”, where your body weight tends to dig into the sleeping surface. This scenario prohibits movement and may make it harder to breathe effortlessly.
When I was setting up April House, I did a lot of research into the importance of a good bed. I wanted to give my guests that feeling of luxury and weightlessness. I eventually invested in an original American design called the King Coil which in the UK it is known as Kaymed bedding. Kaymed have over a century’s expertise at the forefront of sleep technology and are the leading innovator in the gel and visco-elastic technologies, all designed to combine sublime levels of comfort, industry leading pressure relief and sleep surface temperature regulation.
Many of my guests comment on how well they have slept, and some have said that they just didn’t want to get out of bed! If you’re thinking of changing your bed or mattress, take a look at the Kaymed range, it could turn out to be life-changing decision for you!
Published on: 3rd April 2019 - Filed under: Uncategorized