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How to Buy the Best Mattress for a Better Night’s Sleep

September 16, 2022

Waking up every day feeling groggy after a terrible night’s sleep? Your mattress may be to blame. According to the Sleep Foundation, the signs of a bad mattress include waking up with aches and pains, poor sleep, a sagging mattress structure (which can cause uneven spinal support), allergen build-up, and excessive heat. Poor sleep has been linked to numerous physical and mental health problems such as increased stress, anxiety, and symptoms of depression, as well as chronic lung diseases, asthma, acid reflux, renal disease, cancer, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain.

Nevertheless, with so many mattress options online, finding the perfect one for your sleep needs may not be the easiest to discover. This is why it’s important to do research and test out which kind of sleeping experience works best for your health.

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Find out which sleeping experience works for your body best.

In a small study hosted by two chiropractic clinics and the Oklahoma State University Program of Health and Human Performance, researchers found that a prescribed bedding system from a professional helped to reduce back pain by 57%, reduce shoulder pain by 61%, reduce back stiffness by 59%, and improve quality of sleep by 61%.

While the study only hosted a few participants, it is still clear that having the proper mattress can improve your sleeping experience, as well as your overall health and well-being. An easy first step is to ask a chiropractor about finding out if you need a softer or firmer mattress based on how you sleep and your body’s current needs.

Lytton offers both a Comfort Plush and Comfort Firm for both types of sleeping experiences. Each type of mattress includes Serene Foam, which studies have shown can significantly reduce pressure on the back and hips, and cools faster than traditional memory foam while lasting longer. Serene Foam is made up of tiny air pockets designed to release air independently from one another, fitting around your hips, knees, shoulders, joints, and back perfectly.

Choose a firmness level that works well for your body.

If talking to an expert isn’t an option, the Sleep Foundation developed a scale that will help sleepers determine their preference for the level of firmness based on their weight category. Generally, people with a smaller amount of weight (less than 130 pounds) favor softer mattresses, while those with a large amount of weight (over 230 pounds) look for firmer support. People with weight within that range tend to look for a hybrid feel.

Keep the temperature in mind.

Temperature is key when getting a good night of sleep, and the mattress has everything to do with it. Spring mattresses, which use coils, are typically known to keep mattresses cool because they aren’t working with as much padding as a foam mattress. Foam mattresses will try to replicate this coolness by using gel infusions. But those are known to wear out over time, making your mattress a hot experience and causing you a restless sleep.

Lytton mattresses are known as hybrid mattresses, offering both the softness of Serene foam as well as coils that can keep you 28% cooler than a traditional foam mattress. Lytton’s mattress gel infusions last longer due to the open cell structure allowing for greater airflow, heat dissipation, and temperature regulation.

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