If we sleep eight hours per night, we spend nearly 60 hours per week in our beds—that’s more than the average workweek. With that said, finding the perfect mattress is important, especially for seniors. Take into account that more than half of older adults in the U.S. experience trouble sleeping due to various aches, pains, and ailments. Luckily, seniors can find a mattress that fits their needs, eases their pain, and makes their life more comfortable. Even better, you can do it without breaking the bank! Discount mattresses can offer the relief you need at a price that works, especially at Fred’s Beds in Cumming (north of Atlanta, GA).
We know how difficult it can be to live with arthritis. Here’s our guide of what to look for when shopping for a mattress if you want to ease your arthritis pain.
We all deserve a nice mattress, especially if it can help relieve pain. If you sleep on an uncomfortable mattress, you’ll often find yourself having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep and wake up feeling tired and sore in the morning. This is not a good way to start the day, especially for seniors who may already be experiencing unbearable arthritis pains, issues sleeping, or other health conditions.
Research indicates that older adults need to get about seven to nine hours of good quality sleep every night for optimal health. Getting enough sleep is crucial for achieving good physical and mental health. Unfortunately, more than half of seniors experience sleep disturbances that further aggravate an existing condition, which may cause increased fatigue, stiffness, headaches, mood swings, reduced concentration, and poor memory. Point being, the right mattress can make a difference.
Changing your mattress can affect sleep quality. According to a study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine in March 2009, the introduction of new bedding systems increased sleep quality and efficiency and reduced the level of back discomfort for people with compromised sleep but are not suffering from chronic pain. A study conducted by the Research Triangle International supported these findings by indicating that changing the level of support can bring about significant improvements in sleep quality.
A bad night’s sleep can worsen pain. While the quality of sleep isn’t necessarily affected by the amount of pain you’re in before turning in for the night, a bad night’s sleep can negatively affect how you’ll feel upon waking up. Conversely, a good night’s sleep can make a tremendous positive difference in how you’ll feel in the morning and throughout the day! This highlights the need for finding a mattress that effectively reduces the strain on the back and joints while sleeping.
While there is evidently no perfect mattress that will magically fit everyone’s needs, but there’s surely one out there perfect for you. There are several factors that can help you determine which mattress will suit you.
Different people have different preferences and circumstances, but generally, you need to choose one that allows the sleeper to move comfortably at night. If sharing the bed with another person, there should be ample sleep space to allow movement without disturbing the other person.
A good mattress keeps the spine aligned and provides appropriate support to the shoulders, hips, and lower back. Choosing a mattress that is too firm can cause endless tossing and turning during the night while one that is too soft can cause morning stiffness and chronic back pain.
Comfort and support go hand-in-hand, so choose a mattress that allows you to be comfortable in different ways, including body temperature. For ultimate comfort, go for mattresses made with wool and natural fiber cushioning materials.
A mattress made with high-quality materials will provide the best level of comfort and support for longer. A lot of name brands have great reputations—and for good reason. You may think, however, that those name brands cost too much. Generally speaking, that could be true, but at Fred’s Beds, everybody can afford a night of luxury every night! We carry quality brands such as Serta, Sealy, Beautyrest, Tempur-Pedic, and much more!
Aside from providing the ideal mattress that suits the sleeper’s personal needs and preferences, seniors with arthritis may also benefit from using adjustable beds. This option is also recommended for people with sleep apnea and/or acid reflux, especially if they can’t find a comfortable sleeping position when lying flat on their backs or have trouble getting out of bed. If you need added support for turning and repositioning within the bed or getting in or out of bed, installing hand-rails may also help.
The price of these options scare many away, but these quality mattresses can be bought at a discount at Fred’s Beds in Cumming (north of Atlanta, GA).
At Fred’s Beds, we have everything you need for a good night’s sleep—for less! Here’s good news, folks: You can get the best deal on your dream mattress without paying a fortune! For discount mattresses north of Atlanta at the quality you deserve, just visit our mattress clearance center in Cumming, GA, or call us at (770) 205-2327 today.
The whole experience was very positive. They saw me by appointment do to covid-19 and precautions were taken. Staff was very helpful explaining the differences between mattresses . If you don’t mind a stitch or two being out of place you can save a lot of money here. Delivery was right on time.
— David H.