Different Types Of Mattresses You Never Knew About

You may have seen or heard of mattresses made of coir, maybe even spring, probably even own a foam mattress yourself. But there’s this whole other multitude of mattresses your back would thank you for trying. Stuff made of gel, natural fibres, even water!...

Different Types Of Mattresses You Never Knew About

You may have seen or heard of mattresses made of coir, maybe even spring, probably even own a foam mattress yourself. But there’s this whole other multitude of mattresses your back would thank you...

Causes Of Disturbed Sleep

Many people all over the world face the problem of not being able to get a good night’s sleep. You may wake up hours before your alarm, you could have gotten up to use...

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Different Types Of Mattresses You Never Knew About

You may have seen or heard of mattresses made of coir, maybe even spring, probably even own a foam mattress yourself. But there’s this whole other multitude of mattresses your back would thank you for trying. Stuff made of gel, natural fibres, even water! While finding the right kind of mattress might get a little tricky, since there really isn’t an ideal one-size-fits-all when it comes to mattresses, you’ll be happy to know that you aren’t short of options. Mattresses of the memory foam kind, although highly comfortable, are known to cause the owner headaches, nausea and even memory loss in the long run from the chemicals used during the manufacturing process. That is why after many years of research and imminent progress, mattresses like SomniGel have been able to deliver a lot of what people want minus the shortcomings. A stark contrast to what memory foam mattresses have to offer, Somnigel mattresses, instead of enveloping its user, offers the exact opposite by providing a feeling of zero counterforces. And who can resist its amazing ability to disperse heat out through hollow columns, thus providing a fresh, relaxed sleep? But a SomniGel mattress can set you back by somewhere around 700 – 2000 USD. A tad bit hefty, I must say! How about a pocketed coil mattress? No, not a spring mattress. A pocketed “coil” mattress. A natural reply to that particular set of words would be ‘But what’s the difference?!’ Here’s one for starters, they wrap the “coil” in a cloth in a pocketed coil. Although I’d understand if that sounds redundant, in reality, it does wonders for comfort. Two, a pocketed coil mattress does the job of a regular spring mattress, but it does it much better. Not only does it does it minimize motion transfer; it lasts considerably longer than a regular innerspring (regular spring) mattress due to the coils used in each. Now, minimizing motion transfer is essential as it ensures your partner isn’t disturbed when you move while asleep. This can severely affect one’s sleep if said person is a light sleeper. A latex mattress can almost rival a pocketed coil mattress, in terms ranging from cost, quality and even durability. Latex Mattresses are made from natural resources as well as petrochemicals. Mattresses made from natural resources usually follow the Dunlop or the Talalay process. Both of the said processes use the same liquid latex extracted from trees, follow similar first steps, but yield different results. While the Dunlop process yields a dense, hard mattress, the Talalay yields a bouncy, soft mattress. Although the pocketed coil mattress has a myriad of good features, modern bed types have moved on from them, rendering them more on the obsolete side of the spectrum. Even the latex mattress, in all its comfortable, pain relieving, spine aligning glory, it still leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to the (heavy) weight and (high) cost. Here’s where I introduce the innerspring latex mattress. While incorporating coils with latex, the mattress now has antimicrobial features, representative to latex, and additional support, representative to the coils. By complementing each other, the mattress exhibits durability that sets it apart from the rest. Waterbeds, Polyfoam, pillowtop mattresses, airbeds, these are just a little of what we’ve left out to explain from a vast array of beds. But not all beds can suit everyone, and that is why one must make an informed decision when choosing a mattress.

Causes Of Disturbed Sleep

Many people all over the world face the problem of not being able to get a good night’s sleep. You may wake up hours before your alarm, you could have gotten up to use the bathroom and not been able to go back to sleep, you could have woken up because of recurring dreams and then stayed up the whole night, the reasons are endless. Such inability to sleep and regular waking up through the night is a kind of insomnia that is troublesome and can leave you exhausted throughout the day. In this article we have sought to explore some of the  prominent causes of disturbed sleep:   1: DEPRESSION: Sleeping issues and depression often go hand in hand, with depressed people often quickly turning into insomniacs as well. Research has recently proven that almost 90 per cent of depressed patients have admitted to having sleep problems. Waking up early in the morning especially is a sign of depression. Further, finding difficulty in falling asleep at night, sleeping excessively etc. are also a sign of depression as well.   2: MENOPAUSE: In women, approaching menopause is also a reason for having sleep problems. As a woman’s period ends, insomnia may begin and today over 61 per cent of women going through menopause have been recorded to suffer from disturbed sleep. A drop in progesterone level is a possible reason for this. Change in estrogen level is also a reason for disturbed sleep as well.   3: DIABETES: Diabetes patients also find it difficult to fall or stay asleep because of various reasons including fluctuations in blood sugar level, night sweats and the need to urinate frequently in the night. This works the opposite way too wherein people suffering from insomnia are more likely to develop diabetes in the future.   4: MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS: The traumatic pain that comes hand in hand with arthritis can also make falling asleep a tedious affair. Further, such patients also have to keep shifting positions throughout the night which again affects their sleep schedule. Fibromyalgia, caused by painful ligaments has also been observed to cause disturbed sleep as well.   5: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES: Having a heart condition that affects your daily life can also play a huge role in disrupting your sleep at night. People with diseases like coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure etc. have been known to have sleeping problems due to various reasons like chest pain caused due to circadian fluctuations, accumulation of extra fluid in the lungs via sleeping etc.    

Helen S. Patricia

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