Is Your Mattress Making You Sick?

We are in full blown “sick season”, from the common cold to the flu, it seems that everyone around us is getting sick these days. But could it be the work of your old mattress that is making you sick?Do you notice your nose beginning to run, or your eyes itching? Your mattress can be filled with thousands of tiny allergens that could be making you sick. Dust and allergens are made up of dead skin cells and after a while of sleeping in your bed, your mattress can collect hundreds of them. These can begin to affect your health causing you to lose sleep and even cause asthma. While it may be impossible to remove all allergens there are some things you can do to reduce their presence.

Have you notice your nose beginning to run, or your eyes itching when you get up in the morning? Your mattress can be filled with thousands of tiny allergens that could be making you sick. Dust and allergens are made up of dead skin cells and after a while of sleeping in your bed, your mattress can collect hundreds of them. These can begin to affect your health causing you to lose sleep. Allergens and dust mites have even been tied to asthma. While it may be impossible to remove all allergens there are some things you can do to reduce their presence.

Use a Mattress Protector: A waterproof mattress protector can help keep your mattress clean and allergen free, by creating a barrier between the mattress and yourself. It helps prevent spills, stains, and allergens from ever reaching your mattress.

Vacuum your Mattress: Regularly vacuuming your mattress helps suck up dust and other allergens off the surface. If you do this every time you wash your bedding  you can help reduces allergens and dust mites.

Invest in a Dehumidifier: Allergens thrive in warm humid environments, keep humidity below 50 percent by using a dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air. This will keep dust mites, mold and other allergens and bacteria far away from your mattress.

If you notice you are continuingly feeling under the weather your bed might be the cause of it. The best way to remove allergens from your mattress completely is to get a new one! Improve your health and contact Mattress Makers of New England today for any and all of your mattress needs!

New Year New Mattress

With the New Year right around the corner what better time to look around and see what things it may be time to upgrade. Your mattress may be the perfect place to start. Do you not Sleeping Woman New Mattress- Mattress Makers of New England remember the last time you replaced your mattress? Does your mattress leave you tossing and turning at night? Do you have back pain or feel tired the next day? Then it may be time to get a new mattress.

But where do you start? Here are a few tips on how to choose the perfect mattress for you!

Remember Past Sleeps: Think about comfortable mattress you have slept on in the past, what did you enjoy? Do you prefer a firm mattress or a pillow top? Did your latest experience at that hotel have you feeling particularly refreshed? Find out which type of mattress you prefer and go from there.

Ask around: If you don’t know what you like, try asking around for suggestions. Ask friends and family for their favorite styles and brands. Who else can you trust more than the people closest to you?

Bring your partner: Do you share your bed with someone else? Don’t leave them out! Bring them along with you while you are mattress shopping. That way you can both test the mattress to make sure the mattress you choose is conducive to both of your sleeping styles. You can be sure, that if the person you are sleeping with is not comfortable it will affect your sleep health.

Take your time: When mattress shopping makes sure to take your time with each mattress candidate. Spend around 15 minutes on each mattress to make sure you have given each one enough time to really feel it. Lie on the mattress in your favorite sleeping position. Take note of any discomfort, pain, or numbness to tell if this may not be the mattress for you.

Wake up on the right side of the bed this New Year with a brand new mattress! Contact Mattress Makers of New England today!

Choosing the Best Mattress for Lower Back Pain

Nearly 31 million Americans suffer from back pain every day, it is one of the top reasons for doctor’s visits and why people begin to lose mobility in middle age. Waking up with back pain can keep you from functioning the next day, engaging in physical activity and even make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

Choosing the right mattress is essential for managing lower back pain. Sleeping on the wrong mattress can cause or even worsen the pain. Mattresses that don’t offer proper support reinforce poor sleeping posture, strains muscles doesn’t keep the spine in line all of which contribute to lower back pain.

Although it is important to have a supportive mattress, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice sleep comfort. Sleep comfort relies heavily on individual preferences. There isn’t a single mattress style or type that works best for all people with lower back pain. With that being said, it’s important to test out what you find the most comfortable, everyone is different.  But with the vast majority of mattresses on the market choosing the right mattress can be a daunting task. It is best to test out which mattress is best for you, one that you find comfortable that still offers support.

The bottom line is that getting a new mattress may be the best option for you. Sleeping on an old sagging mattress can increase your back pain and by switching to a new mattress you may see improvements right away. Both memory foam and latex mattress get rated among highest in owner satisfaction when it comes to comfortability and support for back pain sufferers.

For more information on the different types and styles of mattresses contact Mattress Makers of New England or stop by our showroom in Brockton MA to try them out yourself!