Many things have a profound impact on your mental and physical health. Very few of those things have the far-reaching implications on all aspects of health and wellbeing as sleep, or lack thereof. Getting a good night’s sleep can change the course of your day. Chronic sleep deprivation is linked to a wide range of health problems including obesity, fatigue, depression, anxiety, diabetes, and even erectile dysfunction.
In other words, it’s no laughing matter. But, do you know that changing your mattress can make all the difference in the world when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep? It’s true. Different mattresses work best for people who sleep in different ways. For instance, people who sleep on their backs, often sleep best with firm mattresses that provide additional back support. Those who sleep on their sides, fare better with medium firm or plush top mattresses that offer an adequate amount of support with a little additional cushioning for the pressure points.
The critical thing to remember is that a new mattress can breathe new life into your relationship by helping you both get a proper amount of sleep at night. That’s one reason the Sleep Number mattresses that allow you to each choose the firmness or softness on your side of the bed are so popular. They allow you to both get the right support where you need it for a great night’s sleep. Here are a few of the ways mattresses revive the spark in struggling relationships.
When you’re getting an adequate amount of sleep, you’re not nearly as irritable and snappy as you are after one night of sleeplessness, much less months or even years of restless sleep. Irritability leads to fights, which ultimately leave someone sleeping on the couch, in yet another unpleasant sleeping arrangement. There may be sparks, but these are not the sparks you’re looking for.
The bottom line is that a new mattress is more comfortable. That allows you to fall asleep faster and makes you more likely to remain asleep once you manage to get there. It also means you’re going to wake up feeling more rested and without the aches and creaks from sleeping without adequate support or from doing late night gymnastics trying to get comfortable.
You’ll have more of it. It’s that simple. You’ll wake up feeling more energized and better prepared to face the day. More importantly, that positive energy will last throughout your day rather than giving out promptly at 2:00 in the afternoon.
There are some sleep problems; however, a new mattress won’t cure. You’re on your own with snoring partners and midnight baby feedings. For most other sleep-related problems, a new mattress, the right new mattress, is a great start. Try it and see just how soon sparks, the good kind, are flying in your relationship.