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Signs Your Mattress is Preventing You from Achieving Your Sleep Sweet Spot



Signs Your Mattress is Preventing You from Achieving Your Sleep Sweet Spot

Researchers have been recommending six to around eight hours of sound sleep for boosting heart health. If you are asked how much sleep would be sufficient for you to achieve peak performance daily, you would realize that your sleep needs are quite different from others. Every one of you is different and your individual sleep requirements are bound to differ from others. Some people feel rejuvenated only after eight hours of deep sleep while there are some who do not feel energized until they have a sound sleep for nine hours. There are still others who are able to function at their best with just about 6 to 7 hours of undisturbed sleep.

Identifying Your Sleep Sweet Spot

Identifying your precise sleep sweet spot could prove to be challenging initially but you would know once you hit the perfect number of hours. If you are not getting adequate sleep, you would be feeling exhausted and unable to focus the following morning. If you are oversleeping then that may increase your chances of getting a stroke or coronary artery disease. As per the findings of a research conducted by the European Society of Cardiology Congress that took place in Munich, both excessive sleep hours and sleep deprivation must be avoided to achieve optimum heart health. You must identify your sweet spot of good sleep for achieving good health, productivity, and efficiency in work.

As per, “healthy people seem better equipped to feel well-rested on eight (or fewer) hours of sleep, says study author Chun Shing Kwok, clinical lecturer in cardiology at Keele University in Staffordshire, England. His research raises awareness about the dangers of oversleeping. It could signal cardiovascular risk factors like anemia, depression, sleep apnea, or hypothyroidism.”

You must know that your mattress plays a pivotal role in helping you get the right amount of sleep to boost your health and happiness. You must try to get at least, 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep every night. Even then if you are feeling quite sluggish, you must concentrate on quality control instead of just getting more sleep, you could focus your attention on meditation for effective reduction in stress for ensuring better sleep quality. Get your mattress replaced if you are experiencing the following issues.

It Takes a Lot of Time to Fall Asleep

Your sleep quality is often evaluated by a factor referred to as “sleep onset latency” which means the total amount of time you are lying in bed trying to fall asleep and finally drifting off. An old deformed mattress with lumps and bumps may be blamed for not being able to fall asleep instantly after hitting the bed at night.

Moreover, an ultra-firm mattress could be the cause of discomfort and may keep sleep at bay. As per the findings of a study, when a group of senior citizens replaced their excessively firm mattress with a medium-firm one, there was a dramatic reduction in the time taken to fall asleep (from 67 minutes to only 21 minutes). Moreover, their back pain issues also were reduced drastically.

Your Skin is Not Glowing

If you are getting poor sleep at night because of your old uncomfortable mattress, your skin would not look radiant and glowing.  Poor sleep quality would boost the generation of stress-associated hormones such as cortisol. An increase in cortisol due to poor sleep quality could lead to undesirable wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity and firmness, itchy skin issues such as eczema, and dull skin.


According to a recent study that appeared in the ‘Journal of Chiropractic Medicine’, the mattress of an average individual was around 9.5 years old. Replacing such an old mattress with a quality new mattress would reduce the level of stress and boost the quality and duration of your sleep. One thing is for sure that you cannot at all attain optimal health without hitting your sleep sweet spot every night.

Founder & Editor-In-Chief of Kivo Daily Magazine