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Best Mattress for an Adjustable Bed

adjustable bed

If you’re in the market for a new bed these days, it’s hard to resist the appeal of an adjustable bed. There are so many potential benefits to a bed of this type, and you still have the ability to sleep flat, if that is your desire. Before you make your purchase, however, there are a few details you should iron out, such as whether or not you will benefit from an adjustable bed and which mattress is the best mattress for an adjustable bed and for a better night’s sleep for you.

Buying a Latex Mattress Online

shopping online

Many people are somewhat reluctant to make major purchases, such as mattresses, online. The truth is that there is no method of ordering a mattress that is more convenient and potentially cost saving than doing so via the Internet. These tips will help you make an informed decision about the mattress you purchase online.

What is the Best Latex Mattress?

best choice award

While searching for latex mattresses, you’re sure to come across quite an arrangement of mattress options from which to choose. There are synthetic and natural latex mattresses, and two primary methods of construction: Talalay and Dunlop. It can seem like a real guessing game to determine which mattresses are best suited to meet your needs. You should also know that the best latex mattress for you might not be the best mattress for your neighbor, friend, or spouse.

These are a few of the things you should know while searching for the best latex mattress.

Do Latex Mattresses Off Gas?

earth friendly

Off gassing is a fairly major concern among people interested in purchasing a new mattress. Consumers consider a wide variety of factors when purchasing new mattresses such as, size, comfort, support, durability, lifespan, etc. As consumers become more educated, however, they’re more interested in issues involving the airflow of the mattress and whether or not off gassing is a concern.

Snoring: Causes and Cures

 

Medical Disclaimer: No claims are made for cures of any type within the following blog post. Check with your physician before following any regimen for snoring or any other medical issues you may be facing.

Snoring is a common phenomenon, with a recent survey estimating that approximately 50% of the population of the United States snore at some time or other during their life. Snoring can affect people of all ages, including children, although it is more common in people who are between the ages of 40 and 60. Twice as many men snore than women.

Best Mattress for Shoulder Pain

 

Shoulder Pain

“Shoulder pain is a common and disabling complaint. The reported annual incidence of shoulder pain in primary care is 14.7 per 1000 patients per year with a lifetime prevalence of up to 70%,” according to a 2011 BioMed Central report on musculoskeletal disorders. That’s why finding the right mattress is so important. Of course, it’s not just about finding the right mattress for shoulder pain. You also need to find the best mattress for side sleepers or back sleepers, as the wrong mattress for the way you sleep can also serve to exacerbate shoulder and/or back pain.

Talalay vs. Dunlop

 

Latex Rubber Tree

Once you’ve decided that a natural latex mattress is the right choice for you, the next decision involves the Talalay vs. Dunlop method of latex mattress construction. There are noteworthy differences in the two styles of mattresses that may make a difference in which of the mattresses you prefer to purchase.

How Much Sleep Do You Need?

happy sleeping

It doesn’t take long going without sleep to understand just how much the human body needs it. Getting the right amount of sleep for your stage in life, however, can be problematic. That’s why sleep schedules are so important. They help train the body to expect sleep at certain times of the day and to be awake at other times during the day.

Best Mattress for Kids

child sleeping

Parents don’t always consider the mattress needs of their children when making a kids mattress purchase. Sometimes it’s a matter of children seeming to be able to sleep anywhere. However, finding the best mattress for kids can have a profound impact on your child’s grades in school, physical fitness, and alertness throughout the day.

Epworth Sleepiness Scale

daytime sleepiness

Originated by Dr. Murray Johns out of Epworth Hospital in Australia, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale is designed to measure a person’s daytime sleepiness.