The vast majority of people say a comfortable mattress is an important part of sleeping well. The right mattress can do more than that for you though.

A new mattress can also help improve your health and wellness, so if you think you can’t afford a new mattress, think again. The question may be how you can’t afford not to buy the best mattress for you.

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  1. Say Goodbye to Stress

A 2009 study found that people who slept on new mattresses reported significantly less stress, which can cause low energy, headaches, worry, gastrointestinal problems, aches, pains, tense muscles, insomnia and a compromised immune system.

Other research has shown that your body needs adequate sleep to protect keep your brain, body and immune system functioning properly.

 

  1. A Hotbed of Allergies

If you are sleeping on an older mattress, chances are that it’s a spring mattress, which means you may have company in bed.

 

Innerspring mattresses are rife with crevices that make a prefect habitat for the dust mites that feed on dead skin cells. Dust mites are a common source of allergens — and they could be causing you to suffer from allergies or aggravating your asthma.

 

Memory foam and latex mattresses are too dense for dust mites to set up camp, so investing in that type of mattress can help you wake up feeling less sniffly.

 

  1. Waking up in Pain Doesn’t Have to Happen

Everyone should wake up feeling refreshed and relaxed, ready for the day ahead but many people find themselves waking up with aches or pains. Your mattress could be to blame.

 

Often people fall into the trap of sleeping on a mattress that works but isn’t the best mattress for their favorite sleeping position, preference or needs. Look for a mattress that fits your tendency to sleep on your side, back or stomach and matches your preference for a soft or firm bed.

 

If you want to alleviate back or joint pain, a mattress that provides good support is important and critical for your health.