When it comes to feeling rested and rejuvenated in the morning, your mattress plays a big role. If your current mattress is old and worn out, is too soft or too firm, or has too many lumps and bumps, consider replacing it with a more comfortable model. 

A high-quality mattress is one investment that you don't want to cut corners on. The good news is that you don't have to break the bank when finding the perfect mattress for you and your family members. Mattresses are available at several different price points. This article discusses some of the ways that a good mattress can improve your sleep quality and overall health.

1. Reduce Back Pain                            

 If you struggle with chronic back pain, the right mattress will help you have a restful sleep. It is important to test a few different varieties before purchasing one to determine the level of firmness you prefer. You may think that an ultra-firm mattress will give your back the most support, but it may be too hard and rigid. Try out several different sleeping positions to test the mattress's comfort level. Many who suffer from back pain find that a supple mattress leads to a better night's rest.

Look for a mattress that is designed to conform to the spine's natural curvature for the highest level of support. When you lay down on the mattress, make sure your spine stays properly aligned rather than sagging. 

2. Prevent Allergies

If you're sniffling and sneezing all night, you probably aren't going to feel well when your alarm goes off. Avoid having nighttime allergy attacks by choosing a mattress that's free of the materials that trigger them. If you're sensitive to chemicals, consider purchasing a mattress made of hypoallergenic natural fibers, such as organic latex. You can also purchase an allergen-reducing cover to go over your new mattress. 

Another important reason to replace your mattress every eight years is that they can harbor common allergens such as dust mites, mold, and mildew. When your mattress is past its prime, it can become a hotbed of allergen activity. 

3. Customize Comfort 

If you can't find the perfect mattress for your body type, a custom-sized mattress may be just what the sleep doctor ordered. For instance, if your mattress isn't long enough to accommodate your height and your feet dangle over the edge, your sleep quality may be compromised. Look for a mattress you can easily spread out on to get the highest quality of sleep.

You can also maximize your comfort levels while sleeping by choosing the mattress style that best supports your preferred positions. If you usually sleep on your side, a pillow-top mattress featuring extra layers of softness will allow your body to gently sink in. Whereas, back and stomach sleepers may find that a firmer mattress gives them the right amount of support for a good sleep.

4. Stop Movement 

If your spouse or partner is known for tossing and turning in his or her sleep, the continuous movement can wake you up throughout the night—causing you to feel tired in the morning. Even if you don't remember getting woken up, it can affect the quality of your sleep. 

A gel memory foam mattress, which resists motion transfer, may be the answer to your sleep problem. If you tend to be overheated while you sleep, the mattress's gel particles can help keep you cool at night by pulling the heat away from your body. 

If you’re ready to replace your mattress, Southern Bedding offers a wide range of mattress styles, such as reversible, organic latex, memory foam, and luxury pillow-top, to accommodate all preferences. Visit our website to learn more about all our products we offer.