The Importance of a High-Quality Mattress for Seniors

The Importance of a High-Quality Mattress for Seniors

A well rested woman on a luxury mattress

You don't just want a good night’s rest, you need a good night’s rest! Getting enough sleep helps you stay healthy and alert. Yet, many older people don’t sleep well. There are many reasons why older people may not get enough sleep at night, which is still the recommended seven to nine hours. Feeling sick or being in pain can make it hard to sleep, and you don’t need to be told that with age comes a lot more aches and pains. Insomnia is the most common sleep problem in adults age 60 and older. People with this condition have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. As well, certain medicines that you need to take for other health concerns have the unfortunate side effect of keeping you awake. 

As we age, we often experience normal changes in our sleeping patterns, which include becoming sleepy earlier, waking up earlier, and even entering Deep Sleep less often. However, problematic symptoms like disturbed sleep, waking up tired every day, and waking up frequently throughout the night are not a normal part of aging. No matter the reason why you are not sleeping, the next day you are much more likely to be irritable, have memory problems and be forgetful, and feel depressed. As well, seniors who don’t sleep well are at a higher risk to fall or have other accidents, including while driving. 

The question now becomes “How can I sleep better, even at my age?” A mattress can impact a person's sleep, for good or for bad. That’s why you need to make sure you’re sleeping on a premium mattress that is helping you get the rejuvenation your body needs, not hindering it. One way that your mattress affects your sleep has to do with the network of fine blood vessels, capillaries, that runs underneath your skin. When you lie on any part of your body for an extended period of time, the weight of it reduces the flow of blood through your capillaries, which deprives the skin of oxygen and nutrients. This sensation causes nerve cells and pain sensors in your skin to send a message to your brain saying “It’s time to roll over now!” While this rolling and moving around does restore blood flow to the area, it also briefly interrupts your sleep. This is why a solid night of sleep is best achieved on a premium mattress that reduces the pressure points on your body and does not force you to move very often. Also, sleeping on such a lousy mattress often develops lower back pain, hip pain, and neck pain. These issues become chronic as you experience the same issues night after night. 

A PranaSleep Mattress is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before! Using the world’s finest latex is only the beginning. All of our luxury mattresses feature varying densities of our proprietary Talalay latex to provide incredible support and offering many choices of comfort layers to conform to your body's individual contours. The fabrics used on all PranaSleep mattresses are the highest of quality offering breathability, airflow and a luxurious feel, enhancing your quality of sleep. Every PranaSleep mattress is proudly made in the USA at our state-of-the-art factory, meticulously handcrafted by time-tested craftspeople using the latest innovations and technology throughout. Your night of sleep is only as good at the materials you’re sleeping on, and PranaSleep can proudly say we deliver the best sleep- each and every night. 

Too many seniors settle for a less-than-stellar night of sleep and just assume it’s the way it has to be. A night of rejuvenating, refreshing sleep helps to improve concentration and memory, allows your body to repair any cell damage that occurred during the day, and even boosts your immune system, making you more able to fight off disease. Just because you are older does not mean you need to feel tired all the time! A premium mattress, like one made by PranaSleep, makes achieving a restful night of sleep possible for you no matter what your age. Find a PranaSleep retail partner to find and lie down on your ideal premium mattress. Very soon, you’ll be sleeping better than you ever thought possible!

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