Get a Better Night’s Sleep
January 8, 2014 § Leave a comment
Do you find yourself snoozing at work because you’re not getting enough sleep? Has a lack of slumber made you so irritable lately that you’ve become your neighborhood’s road rage champion? Well, you shouldn’t resign yourself to inadequate sleep. Instead, know that the right mattress can work magic: It can put you to sleep and keep you asleep.
First of all, after about seven or eight years, a mattress starts to deteriorate, and it’s time for a new one. Similarly, any mattress that’s even slightly uncomfortable must go.
One way to locate the ideal mattress is to remain on the lookout. That is, whenever you sleep somewhere besides your own bed—whether it’s a hotel or a friend’s summer home—and you find the mattress to be especially comfy, ask about that mattress. Find out its name and manufacturer.
Take your time during your shopping excursion. Lie on as many mattresses as you can. Whenever you investigate one of these products, get into your favorite sleeping position and stay there for about 15 minutes. And don’t worry about what other customers might think about your lengthy lying-down sessions.
The mattress that you choose should support and cradle your entire body. Your weight should be evenly distributed across its surface. And when you’re on it, no section of your spinal column should dip lower than the rest.
Keep in mind that your personal preferences should play a huge role in your ultimate decision. Perhaps foam mattresses appeal to your body. Maybe your muscles crave cotton. Whatever the case, trust your gut—and your neck, back, shoulders, and so on.
In addition, if you suffer from allergies, your best bet might be to select a hypoallergenic mattress. A mattress cover could also prevent you from sneezing and wheezing during the night.
Finally, if you have any questions about the fine art of mattress shopping, please don’t hesitate to stop by one of our Cardi’s Furniture stores, conveniently located in MA and RI. Visit our website to browse our extensive inventory, or call to speak to one of our friendly mattress experts.