5 Ways to Improve Your Health by Replacing Your Old Mattress
This article explains how replacing your old mattress can lead to unexpected health benefits, including being more alert, boosting your sex drive, lessening allergies, improving your back health, and even slowing the aging process.
You’ve got an old mattress, sure. Why though? We all know that a new mattress is a special treat to sleep on, yet so many of us wait to replace an old mattress until we absolutely have to. Why do that to yourself? Sure, having a new bed FEELS like a luxury, but we’d argue it’s a necessity to a good life. Not only is it going to make your sleep better, it’s actually going to improve your health in some surprising ways. We compiled a list of why when you replace an old mattress, your body responds in some surprising (and great) ways.
Better Sleep Means Being More Alert
Hey, when you sleep better, you think better. Duh, right? This may be a no-brainer, but it is backed by some real scientific evidence. A long term study by The American Academy of Sleep Medicine showed that sleepers who got at least eight hours of sleep a night exhibited stronger cognitive skills and memory recall than those who did not. When you replace your old mattress, you get rid of a lot of unneeded tossing and turning, giving you a long chain of unbroken sleep that is going to help your brain problem solve during the day. As we’ve covered previously in posts, it’s a great way to boost your leadership skills while at work. You can’t put a price on that
Give Your Sex Life a Boost and Your Immune System Too
Sex is tied to so many physiological and emotional benefits that it’s almost too much to list them here, but here goes: less inflammation, a better immune system, more empathy, and better stamina all are tied to good sex lives. When you sleep better, your body produces more testosterone and estrogen, the fuel that keeps good sex lives going. On top of that, a new mattress won’t give or sag when you’re, uh performing, in the bedroom, which can lead to more fun and a more intimate expression with your partner. Plus, it’s a lot of fun.
Say Goodbye to Allergies
I hate to break it to you, but your old mattress is a disgusting pit of allergens and dust mites. It’s not your fault! Even if you’re washing your sheets, the human body sheds a lot of dead skin and oils that dust mites feast on. Those dust mites can wreak havoc on your allergies, causing dry, sore throats, itchy red eyes, and coughing and wheezing. When you replace an old mattress, you immediately take away the home of a bunch of critters that can leave you breathless: and not in a good way.
Back Health is Key to a Good Life
The health of your spine and back is something that you probably don’t think about until it isn’t there anymore. As anyone with chronic back pain can attest to, it’s a feeling that can seriously get you down: making it harder to exercise, get work done, or even just sit and relax. Replacing an old mattress oftentimes relieves one of the biggest stressors on our backs: a sagging mattress. A new mattress provides support and contour, two big aids in our quest for a healthy and vibrant spine.
Aging Gracefully With Good Sleep
No one likes seeing new wrinkles, and replacing your old mattress can help with that. When we sleep better, we age better. This is due to two hormones released during sleep: melatonin and orexin, which are proven skin rejuvenators. Those hormones let you literally sleep years off your life. Don’t believe it? Replace your old mattress and see the difference. You’ll feel like your frisky old self in no time at all. We guarantee it.