Despite what you might believe, WHERE you sleep and WHAT you sleep on can very much affect how well you sleep at night. Choosing a good mattress is a pretty important decision if you wish to get a few good hours of sleep.  In this article, we have listed out five surprising ways in which your mattress can affect your sleep.

1: BUYING A NEW MATTRESS CAN REDUCE STRESS LEVELS:A study has shown that many people who were made to shift to new mattresses and use them for 28 days after sleeping on their regular ones for the same duration, found that the new mattress significantly reduced stress levels and disturbed sleep. Excessive worrying, racing thoughts, bad dreams, irritability and many more such factors took a positive turn after sleeping on a new mattress.

2: DROWSINESS:
A poor mattress can excessively affect your ability to fall asleep, which in turn will affect your level of alertness throughout the next day. Using such a mattress can very well leave you drowsy during the whole day and can make you grumpy and irritable. Intense drowsiness can also affect your creativity and ability to work well.

3: YOU MAY BE ALLERGIC TO THE MATTRESS:
Another way in which your mattress can affect how you sleep is if you’re allergic to it. Your mattress could be home to a large number of dust mites which can feed on your dead skill cells which are often found on your bed.  Such huge amounts of dust are especially problematic for people suffering from asthma and can greatly deter their ability to fall asleep at night. Hence, care must be taken to frequently wash your mattress and sheets in hot water to prevent it from causing allergies and wreaking your sleep.

4: BACKPAIN:
One of the common ways in which poor mattresses can directly affect your sleep is by causing back pains. A poor mattress can be stiff or not suited to your body type, which in turn will result in you sleeping in uncomfortable positions that can further cause back pain which will keep you up at night and not let you get a comfortable night’s sleep.

5: USING YOUR MATTRESS AS YOUR HOME OFFICE CAN KEEP YOU UP:
Despite experts agreeing that mattresses must only be used to rest on, many people use it as a spot to complete late nights of work and study. This will in turn also affect your sleep for your brain will soon be conditioned to except huge chapters or unanswered emails as soon as you lay down. Further using electronics in bed is also very harmful and the light from it can also keep you up longer, hence affecting your sleep cycle.