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The basics for a healthy sleep   


An old English proverb says: "Sleep is better than medicine”. And this is true, but only if you sleep correctly. You can sleep the right way if your mattress is perfectly in harmony with your weight, your build and your sleeping customs.

Your biomechanics is correct when your backbone is well situated – regardless whether you are lying on your back, in a side position or in a face-down position. If, for instance, the degree of hardness is not right, disturbances in blood circulation and irregular strains may appear. These can lead to disorders in the locomotive system. The possible results are neck and back pains as well as soft tissue rheumatism.

Generally, there are the following types of mattresses: spring core, cold-foam and latex. Each mattress type is distinguished by different qualities.

Spring core mattresses provide a high sleeping comfort as well as a pleasant sleeping climate due to their optimal ventilation. On the other hand, cold foam and latex mattresses have excellent support qualities, while simultaneously relieving the pressure from the shoulders and hips.

Considering that we spend almost one third of our life in sleep, mattresses seem to be the most pleasant and most practical health tool. When mattresses are combined with the right bed frame, ergonomics and relaxation value are additionally increased.

Sleep Tips

It doesn’t necessarily have to be Sunday so that you can get up with a pleasant, vital sensation.

Regardless of which sleeper type you are or which sleeping customs you have, there are some important points which can always contribute towards better sleep:
- Sleep at the perfect room temperature (18°C).
- Ventilate the covers extensively before going to bed.
- Avoid disturbing sources of light and noises.
- Don’t eat too opulent meals before sleeping.
- Allow yourself 30 minutes of rest before going to bed.
- Get yourselves in the mood for sleeping with some music, reading or a warm cup of milk.

Mattress Care Tips

- Ventilate your mattress by pulling back the bed covers when you get up.
- In order to ensure proper pressure distribution of the mattress, you should turn it over
  and rotate it along its own axis every now and then.
- Dry-clean your mattress if necessary and use the vacuum cleaner in a low-power mode
  for protecting the mattress.
- Due to ergonomic and hygienic reasons, you should change your mattress after 5-7
  years of use

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Karolina Kozlovsky has 2 articles online

Karolina Kozlovski www.wood-furniture.biz

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This article was published on 2011/10/24