35% of American adults report that they don’t get enough sleep. If you are one of those people, your mattress might be the problem. Let’s take a look at some common sleep inhibitors to find out if your mattress is affecting your sleep. Chemicals in You and Your Mattress What you put into your body before bed (and what goes into it in bed) will have a significant effect on how much sleep you get. Here are some chemicals to avoid: Caffeine: Even though the effects of caffeine wear off within … [Read more...] about Is My Mattress Affecting My Sleep?
When it comes to quality sleep, the importance of temperature cannot be overstated. Your body needs to be able to thermoregulate in order to lower you into the most important stages of sleep. So what can you do to regulate your body temperature for better sleep? Turns out, quite a lot! Your body’s temperature is related to circadian rhythms, which are cycles it runs through on a daily basis. These rhythms are controlled by your hypothalamus, but are affected by your diet, light intake, and … [Read more...] about Body Temperature for Better Sleep
If you are one of the many people who sleep on a regular basis, it’s likely that you haven’t replaced your mattress in quite some time. In fact, you might not even remember where or how you got your current sleep solution. You may not know when you’ve reached that recommended 10-year mark for replacing it. So when should you buy a new mattress? Fortunately, you don’t need to remember the details, because your mattress will tell you when it’s time to replace it. Age Indicates When You Should … [Read more...] about When Should You Buy a New Mattress?
If we told you that your mattress is covered with chemical flame retardants, you might think that was a good thing. No one wants to be burned alive in their sleep. But did you know that the chemicals found in flame retardants carry serious consequences for your health? At BioPosture, we believe that you should have the power to make an informed choice about your exposure to these chemicals. Here are three key things that you need to know about the flame retardants in your mattress. The … [Read more...] about Flame Retardants in Mattresses: How They Affect Your Health