As we get older, we tend to ignore most of our aches and pains. Even if you have managed to have avoided major injuries, you will always feel a little stiff from time to time. And we always think to ourselves “It’s Ok….That’s just a part of aging”.
Now there is a problem with this mindset as it often prevents us from taking the necessary steps that can help us improve our well-being after 10. This is very true when it comes to our sleep.
Many of us believe that disturbed sleep is normal with the aging process as it is portrayed that way on television and movies. The truth is that poor sleep is not due to the fact of getting older.
A Good Mattress should not be a Luxury, it is a Necessity
It can be difficult managing your budget after 60, especially for those who are living on pensions or are working part-time. Now, how can you know if you need a new mattress? You just have to listen to your body, does your lower back feel worse in the morning? Is your mattress over 10 years old? If so you may want to consider getting a new mattress.
Mattress Types to Consider
Memory foam mattresses are quite popular. They tend to do a good job in distributing your weight evenly. This can help to reduce your pressure points and it may prevent you from disturbing your partner as they sleep and vice versa. Although a memory foam mattress can be quite warm, so like many women, if you still suffer from the night sweats, it may not be the best choice.
Innerspring mattresses have been around for a while, and there are many options to choose from. Getting an extremely high-quality innerspring mattress, with an abundance of springs, does not guarantee you a better night’s sleep than a mid-range mattress-inquirer. Although sleeping on an old innerspring mattress may not give you the support you need.
A latex mattress is good for those who may suffer from back problems but find it too warm sleeping on a memory foam mattress. These mattresses are quite like the memory foam mattresses, although they are firmer.
This may sound funny but if you and your partner have different mattress needs you may want to consider an air mattress. These mattresses use air chambers which can provide very different conditions for both partners.
Finally Adjustable beds are a good option if you cannot get comfortable when you are lying flat. These beds can also help you with getting up in the morning as you age and can also help if you have sleep apnea or acid reflux.