Want to Be Careful of Your Health? Be Careful of Your Mattress!

You don’t often see people talking about mattress and health at the same time, but that’s not a good thing be because your mattress is indeed one of the most important factors influencing your overall health.

A bad mattress means a poor quality of sleep, and a poor quality of sleep translates to your inability in exercising and a host of other issues that directly or indirectly affect your health.

If you wake up tired or feeling pain in your back or body, chances are something’s wrong with your mattress.

Let’s understand some of the common ways in which your mattress can and may be affecting your health.


Studies have proven that a good night’s sleep can do wonders for your stress. But a good night’s sleep usually doesn’t come from a bad or poor mattress.

Unfortunately, when a mattress is in use for 8 years or longer it may no longer able to offer a very good quality of sleep, which may directly mean trouble with getting your stress levels under control.


Do you know 20 million Americans end up with some kind of allergy every year? And out of all the reasons you can imagine for it, a poor, old mattress tends to be one of the most common reasons.

Old mattresses tend to attract millions of tiny dust mites that are often waiting to attack you when you sleep on them, making you vulnerable to a huge variety of allergies.

Some experts do recommend regular cleaning of your mattress, but even that might not help much if your mattress has become too old.

If that does sound like the case with you and you have decided to buy a new mattress, you may also want to buy a mattress protector to prevent your mattress from becoming home to allergy-causing dust mites for a longer period of time.

Back Pain

Sleeping on a poor mattress is one of the most common causes of back pain. But when we say a poor mattress, we don’t just mean a very old mattress, but also the wrong type of mattress even if it’s new.

An ultra-plush mattress, for one, is believed to be terrible for your back and may lead to severe back pain issues if you sleep on it for a long period of time.

Testing the mattress by sleeping on it before buying it is always a good idea, so that you can be sure of what kind of sleep quality it will offer.


As we mentioned at the start of this post, a poor mattress can make you feel tired even after you sleep for 8 hours or more every night. In order to prevent this from happening, you must consider replacing your old mattress as old mattresses often offer a poor quality of sleep which leads to the feeling of tiredness and unrest.

Body Aches

It’s also not uncommon for old mattresses to cause issues like body aches, especially if you find lumps forming on them. The lumps are usually a sign of wear and tear that every mattress goes through when it gets too old.

Cindy Walker

Cindy Walker has been working with Ortho Mattress with a focus on the health benefits from sleep and how your mattress affects this.

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