Is your mattress keeping you up at night? A poorly built or old mattress can make noises and transfer motions at night, leaving you unable to get a good night’s rest. By switching to a higher quality memory foam or adjustable mattress, you can improve your sleep and enjoy the health benefits of improved sleep quality. If you’re not sure whether it’s time to upgrade, read on to learn about the health hazards linked to poor sleep quality.
Heart Disease and Stroke
A study published in 2011 in the European Heart Journal showed that people who sleep less than 6 hours per night are 48 percent more likely to suffer from heart disease. Furthermore, sleeping less than 6 hours a night puts you at a greater risk for stroke, according to data gathered by University of Alabama at Birmingham.
According to a 2012 study published in Science Translational Medicine, poor sleep can raise blood sugar levels and make the body’s metabolism less effective. Sleep deprivation oftentimes leads to bad food choices, which contributes to obesity and even diabetes.
Sleep reduces inflammation and restores the immune system, so it’s not surprising that a 2008 study published in the British Journal of Cancer found that women who sleep less than 6 hours a night were at a greater risk of developing breast cancer.
Anxiety and Depression
Research has shown that sleep deprivation is linked to higher anxiety, irritability, and restlessness, as well as less satisfaction and focus. This is likely why sleep deprivation can cause and exacerbate mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Mancini’s Sleepworld has a great selection of quality memory foam mattresses that can help you achieve the best night’s sleep you’ve had in a while. Learn about our selection of mattresses on our website. And if you have any questions, call us at (800) 641-5337.