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Mattress Needs of the Baby Boomer Population - PlushBeds

Baby Boomers — those born between 1946 and 1964 — are beginning to retire in record numbers. If you’re one of them, you’re might be playing harder than ever before. At the end of the day, what you need is a good night’s sleep so you can get up tomorrow and start all over again. That’s why it’s important to choose a mattress that offers the perfect combination of support and comfort to meet all your sleep needs.

Sleep and Memory

Not only are Baby Boomers more active than previous aging generations, but you’re also more educated about your health than generations of the past. A recent medical study conducted by the University of California, Berkeley reveals that poor sleep may be closely related to memory. Specifically, it affects the ability to store memories. The takeaway from this is that a good night’s sleep is more important now than ever before.

Finding Balance with a Mattress

One of the most common complaints with mattresses for couples is that one person is comfortable while the other one is not. Who wants to sleep in separate beds? Not many couples find this solution attractive. Consider, instead, choosing a mattress, such as a custom made organic latex mattress, that allows couples to have different levels of comfort and support on their individual sides of the bed.

Struggle with the Heat?

Whether it’s menopausal hot flashes or just the uncomfortable warmth that often sets in at night robbing people of sleep, there are things you can do to keep your cool once the sun goes down.

One involves choosing a mattress such as a natural latex mattress that is made in a way that draws warm air away from the body while simultaneously allowing cool air to flow through the mattress to cool the body, or a cool gel memory foam mattress topper.

Additionally, you could consider investing in bedding that has an evaporative effect, such as wicking sheets. There are also several pillows on the market designed to help you keep your cool when things heat up at night. Turning the thermostat in your home down a degree or two while you’re sleeping is a smart move, as a cooler temperature is believed to be the best temperature for sleeping.

Nature Takes its Course

Then there is the natural order of things. As you age, the one thing you’ve put off so often while burning the candle at both ends, is now something your body desperately needs: sleep. Sleep is the time when your body repairs itself from the damage of the day, fights off visible signs of aging, and gives the mind an opportunity to reset and prepare for another day. You’re probably also beginning to notice a few persistent aches and pains you may have been able to ignore or overlook in the past.

The right mattress helps you fall asleep faster, isolates motion — known as zero motion transfer — so you’re not waking up every time your partner rolls over. It also helps find the right balance of support and comforting cushioning to support your spine while also giving your pressure points, joints, and aches and pains the cushioning they need for maximum comfort throughout the night.

Sleeping well at night allows you to wake up refreshed enough to face the day, whether that is playing 36 holes of golf, enjoying a long session of water aerobics, or volunteering time and energy in the community.

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