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18 Sep 2018

How do you feel after a terrible night’s rest? From neck aches to drowsiness, the short-term effects of low quality sleep are easily noticed as soon as you wake up.

Long-term effects, on the other hand, could take a slightly longer time to develop. From respiratory issues to a weak immune system, low quality sleep can result in a wide variety of negative health effects.

Your mattress plays an extremely important role in assisting you to fall asleep. A mattress that is too firm or too soft can be all it takes to stop you from getting the quality of sleep you need.

If you are concerned about the effects your mattress is having on your health, below are a few serious side effects of sleeping on a bad mattress:

Drowsiness: It should not be any surprise, but a lack of quality sleep usually results in you feeling drowsy. If your mattress stops you from falling asleep, it could affect your alertness during the day.

While it is usual to feel a little drowsy during the late afternoon or evening, extreme drowsiness is not normal. If you are battling to fall asleep easily, it could be resulting in feeling unnaturally tired during the day.

A backache: Is your back aching? While a range of various things could result in back pain, a low-quality mattress can force you to sleep in a strange position that strains your back.

If you need to twist your body awkwardly in order to feel comfortable in your bed, you are most likely to injure your back. A supportive mattress allows you to sleep on your back or side comfortably and keeps your back straight, preventing any injuries from developing.

Obesity: Individuals that don’t get a sufficient amount of sleep, or often wake up in the evening, have a greater risk of becoming obese. This is a result of drowsiness and lack of energy caused by a lack of sleep.

If you are feeling hungry during the day but have not increased your activity levels, your mattress could be to blame.

If you are suffering from the above symptoms, chances are that you require a new mattress. Slumberland offers a range of excellent quality mattresses that will assist in improving your health and sleep. Visit our website for more information or visit one of our stockists today!

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