So, we talk a lot about mattresses and beds. What we don’t talk about so much is the necessity for a good pillow to go with it.
Sure, it seems like the bed should do the majority of the work. And it does. But that’s all for your back and for the rest of your body. Your pillow is for the support of your neck, as well as providing a comfortable place for your head.
It seems strange, doesn’t it? To have to worry so much about the head, the smaller part of your body, when so much of the talk of beds concerns the larger part.
But the truth is, there’s no words for the misery of falling asleep when every other part of your body is comfy and the neck, the last part, just can’t get right. It’ll keep you awake, and if it doesn’t, you still run the risk of dealing with a stiff neck after.
So, pillows are important.
Let us consider sleep.
Sleep is something that you do where you have a lot of time spent in a single position. You’ll shift somewhat throughout the night, and occasionally you’ll shift violently enough to be awakened. But otherwise, it’s about being in a position and sticking with it for a while.
Now, we tend not to think so much about this position, but this is actually critical to how you sleep. Because remember: your body is a structure. It has muscle and tissue and organs, and all of that is supported by a skeleton underneath. This is the thing that gets affected the most by sleep, and by the final position that you settle into.
Your skeleton is composed chiefly of two parts: bones and joints. When you sleep, and when you fall into that position, gravity goes to work leveraging your body. It’s pulling down everything on you, and because your skeleton is designed to be flexible, it’s going to give in the direction that it’s being pulled.
A proper mattress accommodates this pull without sacrificing your body’s alignment to so.
Otherwise what happens is that your body falls out of alignment. Your muscles stiffen up to try and preserve it, and when you wake up you’re more tired than you were before.
If this seems like a lot to consider, simply look at Tempur-Pedic’s commercials. You remember the pictures of the spine falling out of alignment, right? It’s the same principle. And your responsibility to yourself is to find the mattress that prevents that for you.
Like many people, you may find that your average night’s sleep is not as comfortable, restful, or enjoyable as it should be. If you find yourself tired and sluggish during the day, experiencing sore back pain, or just tossing and turning each and every night, then your mattress may be to blame. Take a quick visit to Sleepy’s to discover the great night’s sleep that you have been missing all of these years. Our staff will help you find the perfect mattress that matches your unique posture and sleeping style. We look forward to assisting you in the near future.
Sleep is not something we get near enough of these days. The studies they run point to us getting somewhere between six and seven hours a night, while at the same time working for longer hours with less energy.
It’s bad for us.
But even if we are endeavoring to get enough sleep, having the wrong mattress for your body isn’t going to help you get there. Rest means being comfortable. You can’t rest if you aren’t comfortable.
That pretty much defines the right mattress. And at Sleepys, we’ll be glad to help you find the right one for your sleeping needs.