Sleep Apnoea and Your Mattress

It is often joked about. It is an irritation, and very often it leads to one of you going to sleep on the couch in the living room. The snoring is terrible, and neither of you gets a good night’s sleep. The condition is called sleep apnoea, and it can be a very serious medical condition.

Why is it important to diagnose sleep apnoea?

Sleep apnoea is defined as not getting enough air when sleeping, resulting in waking with headaches, grogginess, and irritability, and generally being more tired. In severe cases, the sufferer may stop breathing altogether for quite long stretches at a time; in fact, there have been instances of people dying of the condition.

What causes sleep apnoea?

The most common causes of sleep apnoea are:

  • Being overweight
  • bad sleeping posture
  • drugs
  • unhealthy lifestyle
  • age.

How can a new mattress help with sleep apnoea?

It is well known that the right mattress provides the necessary support for your body to achieve a good sleeping posture. Combined with the correct type of pillow, the mattress plays a crucial role in your quest for a good night’s sleep. Sleep apnoea prevents you from achieving the deep sleep that you need to wake up rested and ready for the day. When your mattress helps your sleep posture, you will be less likely to snore or develop sleep apnoea, and therefore you’ll have the peaceful sleep that you need.

This is why you need to be very careful when choosing your next mattress. Although you may be tempted to pick a cheap, softer mattress, this may be the totally wrong choice for your situation. If you are shopping in-store, speak to one of our mattress experts and try out the mattress before you commit to buying. If you’re shopping online, feel free to contact us for any information you require. It is important that you and your loved ones get the sleep (and rest) needed and deserved.

Originally published at bedsglasgow.com.