How to choose the right mattress for your sleeping position?
With one third of a person's life spent in sleep, the importance of sleep cannot be overstated. That's why it is vital to choose a suitable mattress according to your sleeping position.
Some common sleeping positions
- Sleeping on your side
Pros: Sleeping on your side usually brings more benefits to the body, improving digestion and relieving snoring, as well as some potential health benefits including: supporting the spine, promoting brain health, and relieving lower back pain and heartburn.
Cons: May bring pressure to your shoulders and cause pain to your head and face.
- Sleep on your back
Pros: Sleeping on the back can maintain the sleeper's spinal alignment, reduce tension headaches, relieve pressure points and back pain, reduce acne or wrinkles in those with sensitive skin, and reduce the risk of SIDS. Of course, some people with back pain can sleep on their backs to exacerbate the pain, it is entirely up to the individual.
Cons: People suffering from sleep apnoea should avoid sleeping on their backs, as this position can make it easier for the airways to become obstructed.
3. Sleeping on your stomach
Pros: This position is beneficial for people who snore and have obstructive sleep apnoea conditions.
Cons: Causes unnecessary chronic back pain, increases the pressure on your back and neck and usually does more harm than good.
With different sleeping positions, if you wake up and feel pain or discomfort, it means that this mattress may not be the best choice for you.
Determining if your mattress is right for you
- Too soft
Using only foam can be too soft and the collapsing sensation can deceive you, making you feel comfortable to sleep but often waking up with a sore back.
Because a mattress that is too soft does not provide you with proper spinal support, your spine and surrounding muscles become sore when they are not adequately rested during sleep.
Sleeping in a bed that is too soft for long periods of time can affect the development of the spine and lead to hunchbacks and spinal curvature.
- Too hard
Although we can hear a lot of advice for people with back pain to sleep on a hard bed, if the bed is too hard, not only will your lower back not be supported, it will also have a certain effect on the bones and joints in the protrusions of your body, which over time will in turn cause strain and aggravate the symptoms of back pain.
The normal spinal physiological structure of the human body presents a physiological curvature is S-shaped, too hard mattress can not reasonably disperse the pressure, the spine will be in a stiff and tense state, it needs the muscles of the lower back part to support, affecting blood circulation, affecting the quality of sleep.
Springs can feel very hard and sponge-like fabrics are soft. A good mattress should be neither too hard nor too soft, otherwise both will affect the quality of sleep.
The human body is not a straight line when lying down naturally, the neck, waist and hips and legs between is will produce 3 obvious bend, use your hand to measure, if you can easily through the gap, then the mattress is too hard, if the palm of your hand can be tightened to the gap, it means that the mattress fit and support is possible, can make the body in a more stable state when sleeping.
Material of mattress
- Spring type
This is one of the first mattress materials to emerge and has the longest history of development. It is the costliest of the independent pocket springs, a structure that guarantees the sleeper's independence and is less prone to noise problems.
- Palm weaving
This is one of the popularly recognized green, natural and environmentally healthy mattress materials, using natural palm fibers as the skeleton material, mattresses made from this material are green, breathable and spine correcting. Because the mattress is hard in texture, it is more suitable for the elderly and children.
- Memory foam
This is a new type of material, memory foam has the function of perfectly absorbing and decomposing body pressure, while adjusting the level of softness and firmness according to the temperature of each part of the body and shaping the contours of the body, so it is more suitable for pregnant women, sensitive people, people with cervical or lumbar spine problems. Although memory foam is very sensitive to temperature due to its dense texture, there are instances of overheating during sleep, but the addition of a gel-cooled memory foam layer to the Suilong mattress solves this problem well and keeps the experience of sleeping cool.
There is also a hybrid mattress that can meet a variety of needs, typically with a latex foam or memory foam layer at the top and a built-in innerspring layer at the bottom. This solves the problem of a single memory foam layer that can overheat and also alleviates the problem of innerspring mattresses that do not provide sufficient body-fitting comfort.
The perfect mattress for you Suilong Hybrid Mattress
The Suilong hybrid mattress has a full ten-layer structure with built-in springs to enhance support, resilience and breathability, independent springs to reduce the noise of traditional spring mattresses, and multi-layer foam and memory foam layers to greatly improve the user's sleeping comfort, ergonomically and more closely to the body's curves, Sui Long mattresses use breathable cotton or cooling memory gel to keep users from feeling stuffy in the summer, and can keep cooler sleep. With a commitment to a 100-night trial sleep experience and a 10-year warranty, choosing a mattress that suits your needs is essential to creating a healthy lifestyle.
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