The sleep, also know as the power supply, is the cornerstone of our physical and mental wellbeing. Vitality, lucid mind and promptness of reflexes are the fruits of a night of sleep, essential for reorganizing the cognitive and emotional state.
Sleeping at least eight hours a night allows the mind to alleviate the psychic tensions and the central nervous system to fix the memory. In fact, during the REM phase, the mind processes and stores every event, notion, and emotion with which we dealt during the day.
A correct resting position promotes muscle relaxation and allows an easy achievement of the deepest sleep phases necessary to regenerate one’s psycho-physical balance.
Factors such as body shape and positions that tend to be taken during rest are the main factors to consider when choosing the bed system that best suits your needs. Choosing the right mattress can make the difference and improve the quality of sleep.
Sleeping on the wrong mattress, in fact, can cause neck pain, headaches and backaches when you wake up, which can make you feel tired and tired even if, in fact, you have rested a good number of hours, thus nullifying each benefit of sleep. A worn, old and deformed mattress can become a real instrument of torture, which, in the long run, can aggravate lumbago and neck pain.
How to choose the mattress?
The most important of the elements that affect sleep, the mattress should ideally be changed every five years, as the materials inevitably tend to lose the technical features developed to ensure optimal rest.
The advice is to choose a model that adequately supports the spine without forcing you into uncomfortable and unnatural positions, detrimental to the back.
It is the mattress that must be adapted to your needs and the shape of the back, not the other way around. Orient yourself on ergonomic models, neither too rigid nor too soft that can support the body structure adapting itself to it.
The level of rigidity must be such that it does not make the mattress sink and, consequently, cause flexion of the body, but, at the same time, it must not be excessive enough to compromise its comfort. A mattress that is too rigid, in fact, risks preventing the spine from following its natural curvature, while a too soft one would not be able to give adequate support and would tend to sink into the points of greater weight. The right mattress should not let you sink and, at the same time, must adequately support the various parts of the body in order not to go to strain your back. Whenever possible, always try the mattress before proceeding with the purchase.
Is Memory Foam Worth All The Hype?
Memory Foam mattresses are particularly recommended for those suffering from circulatory problems in the lower limbs, made with high-tech materials able to model themselves based on the epidermal heat and follow the natural line of the body, stimulating blood circulation and optimally distributing body weight. Yes also to Memogel mattresses, an innovative material born from the merger of Memory and Thermostatically Stabilized Gel, extremely flexible, breathable and almost non-deformable. You should look into mattress brands like Tuft & Needle if you wish to go memory foam route.
For those who wish to remain faithful to the tradition of the spring mattress, we recommend focusing on innovative boxed spring models, which guarantee optimal support, and on models with pocket springs in high-strength technical fabrics, specially designed to resist movement and twisting of the spring.
We recommend that you choose anti-mite hypoallergenic mattresses, with wool-free padding, which provide better protection against dust mites, which are mainly responsible for allergies, preventing their proliferation.