We spend a third of our lives sleeping. The choice of a mattress will have a significant effect on the quality of that sleep. A mattress can enhance our health and even help us to heal. The right mattress can be your chiropractor’s best friend, and yours as well.
First, Do No Harm
The first principle of medicine can apply to mattresses as well. Before anything else, do not do damage to the body. Mattresses that are too firm or too soft will cause pressure points to develop on the body. They can make joints ache and lead to the spine getting out of alignment.
The gel mattresses from Intellibed have the right amount of softness and support for comfort and optimal health. Perhaps more importantly, they lack the toxins that can permeate a home with the wrong mattress. Memory foam, for instance, off-gases and fills homes with chemicals that can do everything from cause headaches and memory loss to cancer and thyroid problems.
Regular mattresses can collect particles that contribute to asthma, or even allergens, and release them as you sleep. People with respiratory issues need to be very careful about the mattress they choose.
The surfaces of some mattresses can soak up dead skin and body oil and become a breeding ground for dust mites. These tiny creatures can cause sinus pain and irritated nasal passages.
All of this can be avoided by choosing an Intellibed mattress.
An Ounce of Prevention
The level of firmness in a mattress is important. Without it, your spine can get out of alignment. Apart from being painful, a spine out of alignment can lead to other issues you might not expect. Some studies indicate that poor spinal alignment can lead to sleep apnea and heart disease.
It is far easier to prevent these problems than cure them after they have begun. The right mattress can be an aid in preventing many kinds of health problems.
The Healing Powers of a Gel Mattress
For those who already suffer from certain maladies, a gel mattress may be just the thing for you. As a pressure relieving mattress, doctors already prescribe gel mattresses in hospitals to treat bedsores. A bedsore is an open wound that results from immobility in a bed for a prolonged period of time. The gel mattress more evenly distributes pressure and helps bedsores to heal, or prevents them from forming in the first place.
For those with hip pain, the right mattress can relieve aching joints and maintain proper alignment of the hips.
Fibromyalgia is another malady that the proper mattress can help. There is no cure for fibromyalgia, but lack of sleep is one of the symptoms. Lack of sleep can exacerbate other problems. By relieving pressure and providing a comfortable surface, a gel mattress helps people living with fibromyalgia to get the sleep they need.
The right mattress can make a huge difference in our lives. We can reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals, avoid allergens and dust mites, keep our spine in alignment and even promote healing of wounds and injuries.
The wrong mattress will have the opposite effect. It is too important a decision to get wrong. Come check out Intellibed’s therapeutic mattresses and see what the best sleep is like.