How To Choose A Mattress According to Your Sleeping Position

It’s that time again. Your mattress has worn down and you need to buy a new one. It has been so long since you went mattress shopping (or it’s the first time you’re doing it alone). Do you even know where to start? How do you pick the right mattress store in San Diego? San Diego is full of choice, but before you rush in and buy the first thing that you see, consider your health first.

We sleep a comparatively large portion of our lives. This means that your new mattress will be a big part of your life. Like your shoes, or your office chair. You wouldn’t pick the wrong type of shoe to wear to work, would you? Do you need steel-toed work boots if you work in an office in San Diego; or high heels if you are a professional athlete? Probably not; so, pick your mattress according to your needs.

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I am talking about mattress firmness. Different sleeping positions do different things to your body while sleeping. Some mattresses are better suited for some kinds of sleepers. There are three basic types of mattresses according to firmness.

  • soft
  • medium
  • firm

Their names are fairly self-explanatory, but bear in mind that not all stores will use these words; and not all stores have the same scale of measuring firmness. It is paramount that you test out the mattress prior to purchase. This is how you ensure that you get what you are looking for.

Three basic sleep positions

Broadly speaking, there are three sleeping positions;

  • sleeping on your back
  • sleeping on your side
  • sleeping on your stomach

There are, of course other types, but they are either subtypes of these three broad categories, or combinations of them. They will play no role in the mattress selection process.

Sleeping on your back

People who sleep on their back are the easiest people for shopping for mattresses. Their natural sleeping position keeps their spines in the correct ‘s’ shaped position, so no health implications may arise from choosing different firmness of a mattress. The only thing they need to take into consideration is their own personal preference. A little piece of advice, though; put a pillow or a cushion under your knees. This will help with the whole ‘correct posture’ thing mentioned above.

Sleeping on your side

Side sleepers press upon the mattress below them with two key points – their shoulders and their hips. This creates two points of high pressure. If you had a firm mattress, it would cause discomfort, resulting in inadequate sleep. Having a soft mattress is optimal, as the mattress itself re-distributes the pressure created at the focus points of your shoulders and hips. Alternatively, a medium mattress is acceptable if you prefer a bit firmer bed.

Sleeping on your stomach

This is said to be the unhealthiest sleeping position. Since most of our weight is in our stomachs, having it weighing us down makes proper posture and spinal position very difficult to attain. This is why you should not consider a soft mattress. It would only facilitate the unhealthy spinal position in a ‘u’ shape. Having your spine bend that way is a sure way to get neck and back pain. Stick to a firmer mattress.

All of these are just suggestions which you can consider or disregard at your whim. They are, however, useful and can help you find your way in the world of choice. Speaking of choice, where do you buy a mattress?

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You truly have a world of choice when it comes to mattress shopping in big cities, such as San Diego. However, if you are looking for a manufacturer who uses organic and sustainable materials, look no further than Mattress Makers. What sets Mattress Makers from others is that there are no middlemen between you and the manufacturers. Our showrooms display our products, and if none of our designs match your desires, tell us, and we can work together to create your dream mattress.

 

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The feeling of a good night's sleep is incomparable. You get to wake up feeling revitalized, energized and ready to take on the day. Did you know that up until now you have probably spent over 25% of your life sleeping? This makes your bed one of the most important pieces of furniture in your household. However, it is your latex hybrid mattress that offers appropriate softness and flexibility to help keep your spine in its natural position. A good mattress goes a long way towards mitigating back pain and improving your general health. It improves your memory, helps you gain sharp focus, mental alertness, a healthy weight, curbs inflammation, spurs creativity, and improves productivity and athletic grades while adding years to your life. These are some of the reasons why you need to invest in a high-quality mattress. Allergies An old mattress accumulates dust, mites and other allergens over the years. This can cause a flare up of your allergies. If vacuuming your mattress and cleaning your bedding using hot water does not seem to do the trick, this is a clear indication that you need to invest in a new high-quality mattress. Improves your memory Comfort is key to a good night sleep. Studies show that people who get adequate sleep do better on tests and learn new things such as languages faster than those who don't. This is because when you get restorative sleep, your brain gets time to practice the things that you learned throughout the day. Protects your spine Your spine works throughout the day to ensure your body is well coordinated. For this reason, it needs adequate rest to stay strong. Sleeping on an old mattress or one that is of poor quality puts your back at risk of muscle fatigue and other back problems. Sleeping on a good quality mattress allows your body to rest in its natural position, relax your muscles and ensures you get sufficient sleep that is refreshing. Decreases appetite Lack of sleep has been associated with an increase in hunger and appetite, which eventually leads to obesity. Sleep loss stimulates the craving for high carbohydrate and high-fat foods. A good night’s sleep, on the other hand, can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Reduces stress A restless night leads to stressful days. If you sleep on a poor quality mattress, you probably wake up with aches and pains in your body. This is because the bed does not give your body sufficient support when you lie down to sleep. This, in turn, leads to stress related factors such as headaches and being in a bad mood throughout the day. Your mattress is your personal choice There is no one-size-fits-all mattress. Different mattresses fit different body types and height. Buying the wrong mattress can lead to physical pain. When purchasing your mattress, always ensure that it provides you with optimal comfort. We’ve got you covered A good quality mattress is key to living a healthy life. At Mattress Makers, we are all about restful and restorative sleep. Our decade long experience makes us masters of our craft. We pride ourselves on our high-quality mattress selection that includes latex hybrid mattress and natural hybrid mattresses that are organic and chemical-free and that fit a variety of budgets and preferences. Visit our store to explore our finest collection or contact us for more details.

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