There is nothing that can ruin your day faster than not getting a good night’s sleep. You would think that since your body is designed to sleep, getting plenty of rest at night wouldn’t be a problem. However, approximately 30 percent of Americans suffer from at least some type of issue that leads to poor sleep. Here, we are going to look at the five top sleep challenges and how buying a new mattress from the Bed’r Mattress store in Valdosta can help.
Waking Up with Joint Pain
Who among us has not woken up in the morning with stiff, painful joints? A hip, a shoulder, a knee? You would think that if sleeping in one position makes things painful, your body would try to move to a better position. Unfortunately, this isn’t likely to happen and if you have a favorite sleep position, changing it can be hard. Buying a new mattress with the right levels of support may help alleviate the strain on your joints and in doing so, allow you to continue sleeping in your favorite position and wake up pain-free.
The Chain Saw at Night
If you have a partner who snores like a chainsaw, trying to sleep can become more than just a challenge; it can be an impossibility. You can try earplugs, but even the best earplugs only slightly muffle the snoring noise. Our mattress store in Valdosta has the cure. We have adjustable mattresses that let you raise the top half of your partner’s side of the bed. Typically, this helps open their airways, so they can breathe better, finally putting the chainsaw back in the shed where it belongs.
A Restless Partner
You sleep in the same position all night long (at least as far as you know), but there are nights when it seems like your partner is running a marathon or cage fighting in his sleep. Some people just move a lot in their sleep, but others have a verifiable condition known as RLS or restless leg syndrome. Those suffering from RLS tend to kick and move about over 100 times each night, completely unaware they are doing so. While there are things your loved one can do — like getting more exercise, eliminating caffeine and alcohol from their diets, and in extreme cases, medications — a memory foam mattress can also help as this type of mattress tends to hug you and help hold you in place.
The Hot Sleeper
A “hot” sleeper is the person who carries their own internal heat pump inside of their bodies. Most will sleep with a fan on, and the window open in the dead of winter and no blankets. If you are a “cold” sleeper, this can be a major issue as you pile on the blankets trying to stay warm. The latest in memory foam and gel mattresses use open cell technology to create mattresses that allow for improved airflow. This helps the “hot” sleeper remain more comfortable at night without the need to turn your bedroom into an icebox.
Those who suffer from sleep apnea tend to snore very loudly or wake up snorting loudly as if they are trying to catch their breath. In fact, this is exactly what they are trying to do. Sleep apnea causes a person to literally stop breathing multiple times during the night. The reason for this is the soft tissues in the back of the person’s throat collapse, which blocks their airway. Most doctors recommend a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) device that blows air directly into the person’s airway, keeping them breathing all night long. We recommend you also invest in an adjustable bed that lets you raise your partner’s head, opening their airways and reducing the risk of sleep apnea occurring.
While buying a new mattress from the Bed’r Mattress store may not cure everyone’s sleep challenges, buying the right mattress can make a big difference in the overall quality of your sleep. Visit our mattress store in Valdosta today and start sleeping better tonight!