We need to have about six to eight hours of sleep each day. However, no matter how much we go to sleep, we could feel somewhat fatigued and weakened. We may suffer from aching back and muscles. If this happens to us, then the problem could be our bed. Fortunately, it is easier for us to find something that’s more ergonomic. Improperly designed bed won’t make us feel rested and this could impair our productivity. A good mattress could maintain an ideal body posture and it will improve our blood circulation. In general, mattress should neither be too soft nor too firm. It is often said that when choosing a mattress, the firmer the better. However, it isn’t always true; because if the mattress is too firm, we won’t be able to rest properly. On the other hand, very soft mattress won’t be good for us, although it could appear to be quite comfortable at first. If the mattress sags easily, it would be harder for us to move when we are sleeping. We constantly adjust our positions even when sleeping and it is important to make sure that the bed is appropriate for us.
In general, a highly ergonomic mattress will help us improve our posture. If we can’t constantly find comfortable positions while we sleep, it is easy to have tense muscle. This will leave us feeling achy and tired the next day. A good mattress should distribute our weight evenly across the bed. When we have less discomfort, we will have sound sleep. A good mattress should be able to improve our blood circulation and it should conform easily to our body shape. As an example, the mattress should be able to respond to our heavier parts and they shouldn’t sink too deep. Spine is a very important part of our body and bed should be able to compatible with it. After sleeping for more than two hours on a mattress, we shouldn’t feel any pressure, tension and stress in our spinal area. In fact, a good mattress could help people to alleviate pain caused by scoliosis and other spinal disorders. Before we purchase a mattress, we should ask for a sample unit and life down on it. We should pay attention to how our body rests on the mattress, we shouldn’t be slouching or stick straight.
For beds used by couples, there should be minimal transfer of movement. Some people tend to turn and toss around while sleeping, so this could prevent the other person to have proper sleep. It isn’t possible to tell people who are sleeping to lessen their movements, so it is important to choose mattresses with features that can minimize the movement transfer. So, no matter our partner moves during the night, we shouldn’t feel it because very little movement is transferred to our side of the bed. For people with intense back pain, it would be necessary to purchase an adjustable bed, because they can’t comfortably sleep on a perfectly straight bed. People with back problem may need bed with specific inclination angle. The head part of our bed should also be adjustable and this could also apply for the foot part. This should help us to reduce pain on the lower and upper back.