If you’ve stopped by a mattress store recently, you might have sticker shock. But a lot of engineering goes into designing a good bed, and you may be surprised at what a difference getting one can make in your life. Here are five reasons buying a new bed is worth the cost:
Reduction of Back Pain
The American Chiropractic Association estimates that 80…90% of Americans experience back pain, and an unsupportive mattress or one that places pressure in the wrong spots can cause or exacerbate that problem. Because the spine is curved, flat mattresses often won’t provide adequate support. If you’re experiencing back pain, consider adjustable bed systems. Adjustable bed mattresses allow for the head, neck, shoulders, upper back, lower back, hips, thighs, legs and feet to all be supported in the combination that makes you most comfortable.
More Restful Sleep
The American Sleep Foundation reports that about 2/3 of Americans say their sleep fails to leave them refreshed for the next day. By choosing the size, firmness and material that works best for you, you’re more likely to fall asleep quickly, sleep more soundly and ultimately wake up feeling better.
Promote Good Health
It’s difficult to track direct correlation between sleep and various health issues, but almost all doctors agree good sleep is a vital part of overall health. Chronic back pain, in particular, is associated with long-term poor health. Plus, sleeping boosts your immune system, allowing you to fight off nasty bugs.
Make sure you consider your overall habits when shopping for a new bed. A platform style, for example, may make it easier to make the bed if that’s something you do every day. Adjustable bed systems make lounging in bed more comfortable if you like to read or watch TV in the bedroom. Unless you’re planning on moving in the near future, consider getting the largest mattress that fits comfortably in your bedroom.
The average person spends a third of their life in bed, and a good bed system will last years. This makes it well worth a significant investment. Most companies offer payment programs as well to help you manage costs and purchase a bed or mattress that helps you get restful sleep and wake up free of pain. More on this.