For the most part, Brad’s life was perfect. Just a few months out of college, he secured a stable, good-paying job. He had a doting girlfriend who wasn’t pushy about marriage and starting a family. He had a close-knit group of friends that gathered together for weekly basketball and poker sessions. There wasn’t much that Brad could complain about, except his sleep.
Brad didn’t realize that he had issues with sleep until he was noticing negative symptoms the following morning. On nights that he had problems falling asleep, or going back to sleep after using the toilet, he was experiencing typical side effects of poor sleep the next day. He was constantly tired, and because of this, he was easily irritable and had a short temper. He woke up feeling aches and pains throughout hisi body. It was hard for him to concentrate, and in some instances coordination did not come easily. Brad’s appetite was not what it used to be, which was evident in his clothes hanging loosely from his body. Eventually, Brad was turning to the use of prescription sleep aids to help him fall asleep and stay asleep at night.
Brad tried researching better sleep online, and found that his mattress might be the problem. Studies show that sleeping on new mattresses highly correlated with better quality sleep, and he hadn’t slept on a new mattress since he was living with his parents in high school. Brad decided then and there to invest in a new mattress, and visited his local mattress store.
At the mattress shop, Brad got an in-depth education on mattresses. There were innerspring, hybrid, waterbed, foam, pillow top, gel, air, memory foam and latex mattresses. The salesman emphasized the importance of sleeping on a good mattress and urged Brad to take his time trying them all out and asking any questions that come to mind. After much deliberation, Brad decided to take home the memory foam mattress.
Memory foam, also known as visco elastic foam, mattresses are made of high-density polyurethane foam which changes its shape to mimic the shape of the sleeper and distribute weight evenly over its surface to eliminate pressure on the sleeper’s hips and shoulders. Studies have shown that the best memory foam mattresses can really improve sleep but be sure to read some reviews first.
When the store delivered the mattress to Brad’s apartment, he was like a kid on Christmas day. He couldn’t wait to rest his tired head and achy body down for some much-needed good sleep. The next day, Brad felt a new person. It didn’t take a week for his body to adjust to the new mattress, it took one night.
At work, Brad was all smiles. He made some great suggestions at an important meeting, and his work done more efficiently. His change was so perceptible that his coworkers even commented on it. Most assumed he “got freaky” the night before and were stunned when he told them about his newly purchased memory foam mattress.
If you’re suffering from sleep issues, and it’s seriously effecting your life, think about investing in a new mattress. Because your sleep is worth it.