EXCLUSIVE: Sleep Matters: Expert tells you how your mattress influences your sleep

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After a long and exhausting day, we all seek a decent night’s sleep. A nice mattress is essential for getting a restful and uninterrupted night. You’d want to better protect your sleep time when the lines between work and life blur. Between 11 PM and 1 AM, 51 percent of Indians go to bed.

Excessive computer time, listening to loud music on headphones, and the most alarming root cause of poor sleep is an uncomfortable mattress are just a few of the causes of poor sleep. The sleeping surface is as important to the human body as sleeping is. A proper sleeping surface ensures good posture when we sleep, which protects our back. Even when we turn in our sleep, a proper sleeping surface keeps the natural curve of our spine in place and aligns our ears, shoulders, and hips.


A good mattress can mean the difference between a good night’s sleep and a restless night’s sleep. A decent mattress provides the optimum balance of comfort and support, retaining natural spinal alignment and body posture and boosting sleep quality significantly. In the same way that sleep is crucial for our health, the mattress plays a vital role as well. Because of the advancements in the mattress industry, consumers may choose from a wide range of customizable goods on the market.  

What are the characteristics of a good mattress?

Comfort, good spinal alignment, and quality sleep are all enhanced by sleeping on a medium-firm mattress, especially one with adjustable firmness. These days, the most common mattress kinds are innerspring, foam, and hybrid. As the mattress market grows, buyers will have more options, but it’s also crucial to consider mattress life spans. The lifespans of foam, hybrid, and innerspring mattresses are all different.


Function of mattresses

We sleep for 8 hours a day. As a result, it’s critical to select a mattress that’s both comfortable to sleep on and good for your back. It’s imperative to note that a mattress is important not only for sleep quality but also for health. It is critical to test and observe how a mattress feels when you lie down on it before purchasing one. You will be able to try out a variety of mattresses.

Sales advisors will also provide assistance. It usually takes a few weeks for your body to adjust to a new mattress. The latex topper, on the other hand, stands out due to its longer longevity.


Mattresses can help to relieve and support fatigued and hurting bodies. A nice mattress can help you get a good night’s sleep so you can wake up feeling refreshed and healthy the next day. A terrible mattress, on the other hand, may keep you up all night and cause you to have a difficult day at work.

Your mattress should not only be comfy but also supportive of your body so that you can get a good night’s sleep. While going about our daily routines, we are urged to worry about our posture. Surprisingly, it’s also something we should think about throughout our sleeping hours. It’s critical to think about the pillow you’re sleeping on if you want to maintain your body aligned. Despite the fact that a mattress has a significant role in our ability to sleep properly, many individuals neglect its importance and maintain it in their homes.

Negative consequences


Almost every element of your health and well-being is influenced by sleep. Your body lacks the resources it requires to function effectively if you don’t get enough sleep. The warning symptoms of a faulty mattress aren’t often visible, but if you’re experiencing any of the following, your mattress could not be working as it should.

If you wake up with aches and pains, it’s possible that your mattress’s comfort layers have broken down, generating pressure points as you sink into the firmer support core. Your mattress may be nearing the end of its life if you don’t feel refreshed when you wake up. Getting up several times a night or taking longer than normal to fall asleep are further symptoms that your mattress is hurting your sleep.

(The author is K Madhavan, Managing Director, Peps Mattress Pvt Ltd.)