The quality of the support provided by your mattress impacts how well you sleep. A saggy mattress will not provide your neck and spine with the firm support needed for rejuvenating sleep. Not getting enough good sleep at night is something that can affect you negatively in many ways throughout your waking hours. The amount of rest versus unrest your family gets while sleeping heavily influences how well they will be able to handle various situations that crop up during the day.
Sleeping on a firm mattress at night will help you get the rest you need to pre-charge your body and mind to perform with peak efficiency at whatever tasks you need to accomplish for that day. Once you have invested money in quality, firm mattresses for your family to rest assured on, you will want to take steps to keep your mattresses in firm shape for as long as possible.
Children need to know that mattresses are for sleeping on and not play equipment for roughhousing and jumping on. Most adults are probably guilty of having jumped or bounced on a bed themselves as children until caught and admonished not to ever do it again. Teaching your children about the importance of a firm mattress for sleeping well and how that benefits them, and that jumps and bounces on their bed weakens its support structure, allows them to understand more fully why they should never jump on a bed, as fun as it may be.
Reading and understanding the care instructions attached to the mattresses in your home will help you to keep them in firm condition longer. It may seem to you that mattress tags will only get in the way when making up beds, but avoid the impulse to remove them. That way you will always have a handy reference guide available to remind you of how to care for your mattresses to help it maintain its quality and firmness. Harsh cleaners and the introduction of too much moisture into the interior of your mattress will cause quick deterioration to the firming support of your mattress.
Make sure that the underlying structure for your mattress is sufficient to provide all-over support for the mattress placed on it. Otherwise bowing and uneven distribution of the weight of the mattress will occur, and begin shortening the life span of a firm mattress almost immediately. Not to mention that sleeping on a mattress that could fall through the bed frame or rails at any moment, sure does not give you much confidence of getting a good nightís rest.
You may have read somewhere or overheard someone saying, wood boards placed under a mattress will give it the firmness you need for good sleep. If your present mattress is so bad that placing a board under it for support seems like the only viable option for it, it is probably time to consider buying a new mattress. The investment is well worth it. Because firm support is needed for restorative sleep, requires a special give-and-take from the various support points built into mattresses. Wooden boards only have singular support strengths. They are hard all over, with none of the give and take, necessary for proving you with a firm and comfortable surface to sleep on.
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