Written by Carlo Badalamenti
A good night’s sleep is often considered the foundation of a healthy body and mind. Without enough sleep, we can’t function or think properly during the day. But getting a good night’s sleep is easier said than done. Many of us struggle with sleeping and are paying for it. Lack of sleep is responsible for causing a variety of health issues, from weight gain to high blood pressure.
So what’s the solution? If you’re having trouble sleeping or staying asleep at night, don’t worry. There are changes you can make to your habits and environment to improve your quality of sleep. Man of the changes have to do with our bedroom environment. Here are two common reasons that you might not be sleeping well related to the bedroom.
You Have an Old Mattress
When was the last time you changed your mattress? An old and worn out mattress might be the reason you’re not getting enough sleep at night. If your mattress is more than nine years old, it’s time to get a new one. But even if you have a new mattress, it’s important to evaluate your comfort level. If your mattress is too soft or too hard, it might be getting in the way of your beauty rest.
If it’s time to purchase a new mattress, consider buying a mattress that is both supportive and comfortable. If you don’t have a large budget to spend on a mattress, go for memory foam or mattress foam. You can also purchase a foam topper. The point is that your budget or time shouldn’t deter you from getting a good night’s sleep. The Foam Factory, an online retailer of sofa foam replacement products, offers a variety of mattress foam products that are affordable, comfortable, and supportive.
You Have a Bad Pillow
A flat or uncomfortable pillow might also be the reason you’re not sleeping well at night. Pillows make a big difference in our quality of sleep, and can affect our ability to not only fall asleep but stay asleep. If you have an old, flat or uncomfortable pillow, buy a new one and test it out.
Want to make your own pillow? If you enjoy DIY projects, consider making your own pillow. You can purchase memory foam from The Foam Factory and make your own pillow, a customized pillow that fits your needs. In addition to foam for pillows and mattresses, the Foam Factory has foam for nearly every type of project including couch cushions.
By simply upgrading your mattress and your pillows to comfortable and supportive products, you can significantly improve your sleep health.
Carlo Badalamenti is a staff member of The Foam Factory, an online retailer of quality foam products including replacement foam cushions.