Why Memory Foam Mattresses Become Important as We Age
We change as we age, that’s a given. You become more careful with your diet, take a more active role in getting consistent exercise, and might even begin a practice of mindfulness like meditation or yoga. It’s come to our attention that getting a foam mattress can also be an important decision for a complete picture of wellness. As new studies emerge, it has become clear that sleep should be at the forefront of our thoughts on aging, and not on the back burner.
As we age, we tend to have more trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. A recent study of adults over 65 found that 13 percent of men and 36 percent of women take more than 30 minutes to fall asleep. That’s one early symptom of insomnia, which according to some reports affects nearly half of our population over the age of 65. And with insomnia linked to diseases such as alzheimer’s and hypertension, it’s a no brainer to do the best you can to combat these issues early.
Why do We Sleep Less?
There are a number of reasons why we sleep less as we age. The first being that our hormones change around the age of forty, which leads to something sleep scientists call a “fragmented sleep schedule.” As you age, you aren’t as able to get into deep REM sleep as you were earlier in life, and when you do, you are less likely to stay there. REM is super important for overall health. It is the deepest and most restful stage of sleep, when your body repairs itself and manages brain functions.
“Poor sleep during the menopausal transition is due to a combination of biological, psychological and social factors. Vasomotor and hormonal fluctuations, increased stress, greater caregiving burden, and mood disturbance can all lead to disrupted sleep during this period,” says Natalie Dautovich, psychologist at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Vasomotor symptoms include hot flashes and night sweats.
A Good Mattress Represents Consistency and Comfort, Even as We Age
If sleep is so important, it’s also important to give yourself a great place to find it. Foam mattresses, like Nectar, work by layering different types of memory foam to present a comfortable and supportive sleep environment. Our foam mattresses also come complete with a tencel cooling cover, which promotes air circulation and heat wicking (for a cooler sleep). A Nectar mattress comes with a Forever Warranty, so that you know you’ll be getting a consistent sleeping surface night in and night out, even as your body goes through some of these changes. Making your sleep environment stress free and comfortable is super important to your well being — that’s important at any age.
Remember that sleep health is so important to our general health. We want to give you the best night’s sleep possible so that you can enjoy your Nectar mattress for years and years. Put that Forever warranty to good use!
Why not improve your quality of sleep to comfort and peace of mind? Grab a Nectar today and see what you’ve been missing.