For many Americans, their top New Year’s resolution is to get more exercise and lose weight. If improving your health and fitness is at the top of your list in 2022, then it’s time to talk about your sleep. In fact, improving your sleep is a major component of your overall health, so have a truly happy, healthy New Year with City Mattress!
Get Healthy in 2022 with Better Sleep
You may think that sleeping has little to do with your weight and health. However, sleep quality is closely linked to both. The science on this is still developing, but suffice to say that how well you sleep directly affects how well you live. If you aren’t properly rested each morning, your ability to exercise is diminished. It’s also true that we often take in more sugar than we should when trying to recapture our energy.
What Type of Sleeper Are You?
To get better sleep and improve your health in the new year, you first need to know a few things about yourself. Do you primarily sleep on your back, your side, or your stomach? Do you suffer from frequent back pain? Do you often sleep too hot or too cold? Do you prefer to feel cradled in bed, or is freedom of movement more important to you? The answers to these questions help determine which mattress best fits your sleep preferences.
Which Mattress Feel is Right for You?
A firm mattress is often ideal for back and stomach sleepers, as well as those who suffer from back pain. Spinal alignment is optimized, which means no awkward bends or arches. Firm support is most important, while a firm comfort level may be a matter of preference.
If you sleep on your side, or wake up with sore pressure points, a plush mattress will help. Side sleepers often experience excess pressure on their shoulders and hips with a firm mattress. A plush mattress offers extra padding on top, which provides much needed pressure relief. Some stomach sleepers will prefer a plush mattress as well, as their stomach is allowed to sink into the mattress a bit while keeping their spine straight.
Pillow Top Mattress
For ultimate softness, a pillow top mattress has maximum cushion on the top layer. This is excellent for those sleepers who prefer to feel cradled, or like they’re sleeping on a cloud. However, a pillow top mattress may not provide enough support, so be wary of your sleep needs.
Which Mattress Material is Right for You?
Mattress material determines how you experience the mattress’s comfort feel. Choosing the right mattress material for your needs will ensure many nights of uninterrupted sleep.
A traditional innerspring mattress consists of a strong, innerspring support layer. On top of that are further layers of foams and fibers for stability and comfort. Innersprings provide a support layer of active resistance, as the coils react to your body weight and movement. Innerspring mattresses come in all comfort feels, from pillow top to firm.
Memory Foam Mattress
A memory foam mattress conforms to the contours of your body as you sleep. If you prefer to feel hugged in your mattress, memory foam may be your ideal solution. The compressibility of memory foam provides excellent pressure relief for side sleepers. One thing to bear in mind with memory foam is its tendency to absorb and retain body heat. Many manufacturers offer mattress covers with cooling technology to address this issue. Also, gel-infused memory foam offers increased breathability, which can also help you to sleep cooler.
For an all-natural, sustainably-sourced option, a latex mattress is a great choice. It provides some of the conformability of memory foam, without the sinking or hugging. Latex is naturally breathable, so cooling air flow is plentiful. Latex is also naturally hypoallergenic, and contains no harsh chemicals in its manufacturing process.
A hybrid mattress provides the best of both worlds, between innersprings and other materials. A common hybrid mattress option is innerspring support with memory foam comfort layers. Hybrid mattresses are an increasingly popular option, because they offer the firm support of innersprings combined with the comfort layer of your choice.
Sleep Better in 2022 with City Mattress
Whatever your sleeper type and preferences, City Mattress offers the right mattress for you. Our Sleep Experts are available to answer your questions, whether online or in-store. Let us help you on your path to better health with your ideal mattress today!