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Sleeping on the enemy: how to tell if your mattress is no longer right for you

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Written by Lewis Robinson

If your mattress is a few years old, or if it isn’t the right consistency for you, it can negatively affect your sleep patterns as well as your mental and physical well-being. But how can you tell if your mattress is giving you trouble? You may assume that you would know instantly if your mattress wasn’t right for you as it would feel particularly uncomfortable and you wouldn’t be able to get to sleep. However, this isn’t necessarily the case. Sometimes, your mattress can feel comfortable enough when you first lay down to sleep but still cause you problems throughout the night. To help guide you, we’ve created a list of three signs that your current mattress may not be right for you.

1. You wake up repeatedly during the night

Just because your mattress feels comfortable, that doesn’t mean it is providing you with the support you need. If you wake up frequently throughout the night, it may be because your mattress isn’t giving you adequate support. This is very likely to be the case if you can’t identify any other reason why you might be waking up (such as noises from outside your home or a full bladder).

2. You are troubled by vivid or unpleasant dreams

Sometimes, dreams have deeper meanings: they can be vital messages from your subconscious about your life or state of mind. Sometimes, however, they are simply the result of lying on a mattress that makes it impossible to sleep peacefully. If you’ve been having unusually vivid dreams and there’s nothing happening in your life that would cause them, it may be that your body needs a different kind of mattress.

3. You wake up feeling sore

If you are full of aches and pains when you wake up in the morning, there may be a medical explanation… or you may simply need a new mattress.

Here at Mattress Next Day, we have a huge range of mattresses for you to choose from. If you current mattress is preventing you from getting a decent night’s sleep, come and browse our selection today. You’ll be surprised by how well you sleep afterwards.

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Lewis Robinson