How often do you contemplate the mattress upon which you lay your head each night? Even though we spend approximately a third of our lives sleeping, researchers still have a lot to learn about the mattresses we use. Your mattress has a lot to say, from hidden advantages to its mysterious past. Take a look at these five facts about mattresses that you probably didn’t know!
It’s common knowledge that sleeping on a mattress with lumps, sags, or creaks may be disruptive. Sleep is more than just a chance to recharge your batteries, though that is its most common association. A good night’s sleep is crucial to better recalling new information and solidifying previously acquired knowledge. A defective mattress might be to blame if you often have “brain fog” or forget things throughout the day. When you get enough sleep, your mind is better able to take in, organise, and remember the huge amounts of information you encounter every day.
Getting the plushest mattress available may not be the best choice for your health. An excellent mattress combines softness with stability to provide a restful night’s sleep, no matter how tempting it may be to sink into it. Besides being uncomfortable for your back and temperature, a mattress that is excessively soft can quickly lose its contour and trap heat. A medium-firm mattress, on the other hand, will let your body sink into it while still giving your back the support it needs.
Maybe you’ve always been curious about the origin of the term “mattress.” The term “matrah” in Arabic originally meant “a place to fling pillows,” and this is where the name “matrah” came from. Since Europeans fawned over Arabic luxury goods, the term eventually evolved to mean a plush throw. The padded cushion was an early version of a modern mattress. It came to mean a soft place to rest one’s head.
Few people are aware that off-gassing may occur from a mattress if it is constructed with hazardous, synthetic materials. They probably won’t do any damage right now, but they may over the course of a few months. For this reason, as well as environmental considerations, PranaSleep® mattresses are created responsibly using natural and organic, non-toxic, and non-synthetic materials.