Drowsiness is a common problem that many of us face on a daily basis. It can come from various sources, including physical fatigue, psychological fatigue, and medical conditions. Knowing the causes of drowsiness can help you better manage and reduce it. If you suffer from physical fatigue, your mattress could be the problem. At Wholesale Mattress Center, we are here to help you combat your fatigue. Here are the four main reasons why your mattress could be making you drowsy and how you can make a change.
1. Your Mattress Firmness
The firmness of your mattress should depend on your sleep positions, medical conditions, and comfort preferences. To find out what firmness suites you, here is our quick guide to each range:
A soft mattress is typically in the 3-5/10 range of firmness. Soft mattresses absorb more of the body making your feel more sunken in than on top. If you primarily sleep on your side, this is the firmness for you. If you have conditions that affect your shoulders, hips, and lower back, a softer mattress can also help alleviate those discomforts when sleeping.
A medium firmness mattress ranges from 6-7/10 firmness and is the most popular firmness. With medium firmness, you get a good balance of softness and firmness, perfect for combination sleepers and back sleepers.
And lastly, a firm mattress falls between an 8-10/10 range. Firm mattresses fully elevate your body with little to no sinkage. This level of firmness is ideal for stomach sleepers and those who need extra support.
2. Your Mattress Size
If your mattress is too small, it can negatively affect your sleep. The best way to know what size bed works for you is to take into account the number of people in the bed, the height of those people, their common sleeping positions, and the amount of space needed for comfortable sleep. Here are the most common mattress sizes:
A twin mattress is the smallest size available and is typically used for children and single adults, measuring 39 inches wide and 75 inches long.
Full mattresses, also known as double mattresses, are wider than twin mattresses and are generally used by couples or single adults, measuring 54 inches wide and 75 inches long.
Queen mattresses are the most popular size for couples, measuring 60 inches wide and 80 inches long.
King mattresses are the largest size available and are ideal for couples who need more space, measuring 76 inches wide and 80 inches long.
California king mattresses are slightly longer than standard king mattresses and are often used by taller individuals, measuring 72 inches wide and 84 inches long.
When shopping for a mattress, consult a professional to make sure you are choosing the right size mattress for your sleeping arrangements.
3. Your Mattress Temperature
Knowing whether you like to sleep cooler or warmer is key before buying a mattress. The firmness of your mattress actually impacts the temperature of your mattress. For example, a more firm mattress is better for those who like cooler sleep. Whereas, a softer mattress holds more heat, causing a warmer sleep at night. It can be difficult to compromise firmness for temperature. Be sure to talk with a mattress specialist before committing to a purchase.
4. Your Mattress Upkeep
Being able to care for a mattress so that it lasts longer is cost-efficient, but when is it time to pull the plug? It is recommended that once the mattress starts to show signs of sagging, uncleanliness, and lack of support, it is time to find a new mattress. There are many ways to take care of your mattress and making the right choice when you buy is the best way to ensure you have a long-lasting, good product.
How We Can Help
Don't let your mattress be the reason you wake up more tired than the night before. At Wholesale Mattress firm, we want you to wake up every day feeling rested and ready to take on the day. Contact us today to learn more about our inventory and find the right mattress for you.