Have you woken up from a good seven hours of sleep only to feel cranky, exhausted, and achy? You may think this is largely due to a bad night’s sleep or even other reasons such as being tired or going to bed at the wrong time.
However, did you know that your bed could be a huge conducive factor as to why you have such a bad sleep? An old mattress, the wrong sheets, or blankets that are too thick or light are all reasons that could have you waking up feeling worse than before you went to sleep. Here are some ways to ensure you get good sleep and changes you may need to make to your bed.
Get a new mattress
When was the last time you bought a new mattress? It is true mattresses could be used for a long time at least 6 to 7 years, although over time it will need to be changed. This could be due to age meaning as time goes mattress loses its cushioning causing it to sink in certain places. This could be a reason why you wake up with aching joints or even a bad backache. Keep your mattress in the sun whenever you can, flip it, or invest in a new one.
The quality of the mattress is very important too so make sure you invest in a well-known brand. It could be costly but will be way more beneficial in the long run. Or another option is to invest in a mattress topper. This can be laid over the mattress but under the sheet. It provides balance and will be ideal if your mattress is old but you are not able to get a new one.
The right temperature
Sleep is difficult to achieve if your body is not at the right temperature. Use an air conditioner or dehumidifier if it gets too warm. However, if it is too cold use a super king quilt cover so your body is at the right temperature when you sleep. It is only at the optimum temperature that your body can completely relax enriching your sleep.
How old is your bed frame?
Bed frames are not something we feel the need to change often but how old is yours? Over time hinges and joints of a bed can give way to altering the structure of your bed. This may cause you to have uncomfortable sleep. If you think your bed frame needs to be replaced invest in a new frame that uses the latest technology.
Get new pillows
Your neck and head should both receive support from your pillow to make sure you do not wake up with a neck sprain. It is suggested to change your pillow every few years so it does not lose its fluff and support.
These small changes can ensure better restful sleep so try them out and see which one works for you. It could be one or a couple of changes you need to make.