Using Hotel Quality Mattresses for a Good Sleep Cycleby Park Yin Blogger
Having a quality mattress is essential if we
want to have a good night's sleep. But whether you opt for a memory
foam mattress, a hotel
quality mattress, or a simple pocketed spring mattress,
the crucial thing to consider is that the mattress you have chosen will match your
sleeping style. So how do we choose the perfect mattress match to our sleeping
First, we need to understand what does sleep
cycle means. As we all know, sleep is regulated by our internal body clock
which comprise an average night's sleep of four to five sleep cycles. There are
five stages in a sleep cycle. The first stage is relatively light sleep,
transitioning from wakefulness and sleep. Muscle activity slows and most
awareness of the surrounding environment is lost. The second stage is when true
sleep lasting about 20 minutes occur, the largest part of the sleep cycle. Your
body temperature drops, while breathing and heart rates slow down. All
awareness of your environment is lost. Stages 3 and 4 are transitional periods
between light sleep and a very deep sleep. Finally, the fifth stage, also known
as Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, is characterised by eye movement, shallow
and rapid breathing, and relaxed muscles. This is when the clearest dreams
occur because of your brain's increased activity. Stage 5 provides energy to
your brain and body for the day ahead.
Knowing this cycle will help us decide how we
choose the right mattress for us while we consider the following.
Choosing the largest bed that you can afford is
the most ideal. The length of the mattress and bed should be 10 to 15cm longer
than the tallest person sleeping on it in order to provide a good sleep cycle.
This is because you are given ample space to rest so that your sleep will not
How firm the mattress you choose is depends on
the position you sleep in. If you lie on your stomach, a firm mattress will
help keep your spine aligned. Meanwhile, if you sleep on your back, a mattress
of medium firmness is recommended because it can provide support for your
spine, back and neck, as well as extra comfort. If you sleep on your side, you
will need a soft mattress that can support and contour to your body's curves.
A mattress' padding provides the comfort. Hotel
quality mattresses use exotic and comfortable materials like silk, wool,
cashmere, premium foams and latex. At the cheaper end, materials include lower
grades of foam and rebounded cotton fibres.
1) Pocketed spring mattresses comprise of a
core of metal springs covered by foam and padding.
2) Mattresses made of latex (natural rubber)
are expensive but can be expected to last up to 20 years, around double the
normal lifespan of a spring mattress. Latex mattresses are less likely to carry
mould and bugs, which is a benefit for allergy sufferers.
3) A 'memory foam' mattress will keep your
shape for a while after you get off it. Also known as 'viscoelastic', this
special foam mattress reacts to your body heat and weight, and supports you
evenly to help avoid pressure points and bedsores.
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