Is It You Or Your Bed? 3 Sleeping Problems People Blame On Mattresses


A good night's sleep is something almost everyone wants, and needs, to recharge and start each new day well-rested and ready to go. But, this is not the reality for everyone. A mattress alone cannot promise a restful sleep. There are many misconceptions about mattresses out there, making it even more difficult to get the restful sleep you deserve. By learning if it's you or your bed, you can be on your way to a more restful sleep. 

1:  Tossing And Turning

If you toss and turn at night, you can't automatically blame it on your mattress. While your mattress may be uncomfortable due to pressure points, your restlessness may be due to your own bedtime habits or insomnia. Insomnia and sleep disorders require medical assistance to help you get a restful night's sleep. 

If you buy a new mattress and you are still tossing and turning, or having a restless night, consider a cause other than your mattress. However, if you cannot get comfortable due to pain or notice sore spots on your body from pressure points, it may be the mattress. 

2: Chronic Back Pain

A firmer mattress is not the magic cure for back pain. If you suffer with back pain don't go out and buy the firmest mattress you can get, instead you need to find the mattress that feels comfortable to you. Mattresses provide both pressure and back support. The top portion of the mattress provides pressure, while the bottom portion provides back support. You need a mattress with the best combination for your comfort. 

The best way to choose a new mattress is to go into a store and lay on the display models. Find the one which provides the best pressure and support combination for you. Persistent back pain is not always related to your mattress, so you need to have chronic back pain evaluated by physician to determine the underlying cause.

3: Night Sweats

Most people believe that all memory foam mattresses sleep hot and all gel memory foam mattresses sleep cool. It's not just the mattress that has you sweating all night or sleeping cool, it can be your own body. There are many different conditions that can cause night sweats, leaving your bedding or pajamas soaked in sweat.

If you suffer from night sweats, buying a memory foam gel cannot guaranteed a cool, dry sleep. In fact, there is really no proof that gel mattresses stay cooler than memory foam or any other type of mattresses. And while mattress studies show that memory foam mattress may sleep a little hotter, it is a minimal difference. So, you can't blame your night sweats on your mattress alone. 

If you're not getting a good night's sleep, don't automatically blame the mattress. It is important to have a comfortable mattress, but you should discuss any ongoing problems that prevent you from sleeping with your doctor. No matter how you've been sleeping, it's important to visit retailers like Mattress Ranch once a decade or so to replace your old, dirty mattress with a fresh one.


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Wasted Basement? Renovate It and Rent It

My husband and I have a large basement we've never really used. We started storing items in it, and it seemed like such a waste of a large area of our home. We also have a nephew in college in the area who we knew was paying a high price for an apartment he could barely afford. We came up with the idea of turning our basement into a mini-apartment and offering it to him for less than his current rent. He loved the idea, and the renovation was faster than we imagined it would be. We are all so happy it all worked out, and that we had a great basement to help my nephew through college at the same time. I created this blog to encourage others to use their basement for more than just holding boxes.