Office Ergonomics Training - The Princess and the Pea, or Worse?
For pain or not for pain, that is the question...
Being conscious of "Sleep Stealers" and making changes to prevent losing healthy sleep is only a small part of achieving the best sleep of your life. A large percentage of people who experience sleep pain attempt to do everything right in their lifestyle in hopes of solving their sleep problems.
They exercise, eat right, mange their stress and for the most part get the "recommended" number of hours of sleep each night. In fact, many of those people will feel like they get normal sleep yet they're always waking up tired, achy and often easily exhaust.
The main reason? Their sleeping environment and how they use it. Essentially, your bed, your pillow and sleeping posture are the primary sources of pain and discomfort.
Soft, Firm, Tilted, Reclined, Foam, Air...
How do you really know and why?
With so many different types to choose from, how do you know for sure which type of bed is right for you? Especially when they all claim to be the best.
The Memory or Latex Foam Mattress
Memory foam is the.... Wait, what were we talking about?
Advantage: Memory Foam uses your body heat to soften and mold to the shape of your body which is very comfortable at first.
|Disadvantage: The operative word here is "heat". Remember "Sleep Stealer #2"? Wasn't it being too hot? This is the chief complaint among memory foam bed owners. The foam uses your body heat to soften and mold to your body but it holds that heat throughout the night, eventually turning you into nice warm ember.
Powered Air or Numerical Setting Mattresses
Advantage: Air mattresses give you the ability to adjust the firmness of the mattress to your desired pressure level.
Disadvantage: Air mattresses give you the ability to adjust the firmness of the mattress to your desired pressure level. Not enough pressure, the mattress will sag, causing a curve in your spine throughout the night. Too much pressure will cause uneven body support and become uncomfortable.
Not to mention, the mattress gradually loses the pressure firmness as you sleep, requiring you to manually re-fill the air bladder periodically throughout the night. Wait till you get a listen to that "leaf blower" at 3:00 o'clock in the am....
Advantage: Innerspring mattresses have a wide selection of styles, cost, and firmness. From base end models to the more luxurious "topper" models.
Disadvantage: In order to support your body, spring coils "push" back. Pushing back creates "pressure points". Pressure points create pain. That's why you must flip your old spring coil mattress regularly.
And don't forget, they make great trampolines for the kids or grand-kids.
So, do any of those sources of pain and discomfort sound familiar? We'll discuss some of the solutions a little later in the study. In the meantime, learn what doctors at WebMD say about the ideal mattress and reducing pressure points for the best nights sleep.
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