Always tired? Your mattress may be the culprit

Always tired? Your mattress may be the culprit

Sleep as we know it is as important to our bodies as the bare necessities like food and water. Without it, we can be left feeling irritated and fatigued - yearning for the opportunity to crawl back into bed. While we do know we’re supposed to get around eight hours of sleep per night, it’s often easier said than done with a range of factors that can impact just how well we sleep. 

While you may not be able to drastically change the temperature or avoid the street light from blazing into your window, a quality rest setup that includes premium bedding can make a difference when it comes to getting a better night’s sleep. Let’s explore how you can improve your sleep together and wake up feeling revitalised and rejuvenated.


What causes tiredness?

We understand that life can often get in the way of good quality rest. Desk work, binge-watching Netflix and snap lockdowns, it’s little wonder why we’re struggling to feel we rested following a night of extended shuteye. 

Here are some of the most common reasons why you might be feeling tired: 

  • Lack of exercise: Spending all day on the computer with little to no breaks and exercise? Extended time sitting at the computer is the leading cause of fatigue.    
  • Lack of a balanced diet: A balanced diet is crucial in giving you the energy to prevent you from feeling sluggish throughout the day. Not eating enough food can be as unhelpful as eating too much.
  • Dehydration: Just like food and sleep, our bodies need water. Not drinking enough water can leave you dehydrated, adding to that feeling of exhaustion. 
  • Poor sleep habits: We’re all guilty of scrolling the night away on Instagram or Facebook - many of us even take our mobile phone to bed, watching something before we doze off. While it may seem like you’re unwinding, blue light stimulates our mind instead of powering it down.
  • Uncomfortable sleeping environment: Are you sleeping on an old, saggy mattress? Is your pillow giving your neck a difficult time? Both can contribute to how you feel when you wake up in the morning. There are also other environmental factors like temperature, light and noise that can keep us up at night.

How does a lack of sleep impact your day?

A lucklustre night’s sleep every now and again can make you feel tired and irritable. After several sleepless nights, however the effects become more prominent. Not only are you left feeling short-tempered, but your concentration and focus become a mission and you may feel like you’re against the wall by the time 3’o clock rolls around. Between more mistakes and impulsive choices, a lack of sleep can also compound existing health problems, so it’s important to address any snooze issues as soon as possible. 


Signs of sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation simply means you’re not getting enough quality sleep. Most adults need between 7 and 8 hours a night. You may start noticing some signs of sleep deprivation if you’re consistently getting less, including: 

  • Constant yawning
  • Dozing off accidentally
  • Poor concentration 
  • Mood changes 
  • Irritability
  • Problems remembering details 
  • Feeling sluggish and drowsy, especially in the afternoon.

How to deal with sleep deprivation

Not getting the sleep you need? Here are a few things you can do to improve your sleeping time:

  • Fuel your body with an array of healthy foods and ensure you’re getting enough nutrients, especially magnesium.  
  • Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water and steer away from caffeinated drinks that can cause jitters and fatigue - especially in the afternoon.
  • Move your body! Exercising three times a week will help boost your energy levels. You can also boost Vitamin D and oxygenation by heading outside to exercise too if possible. 
  • Try to cut down on sources of stress and improve your work-life balance.
  • Make sure your room is dark and at a comfortable temperature. Minimise any noise that may disrupt you during the night. 
  • Establish a sleep routine. Turn off the TV and computer earlier in the evening and resist the temptation to take your phone to bed. Try a relaxation technique like guided meditation to help wind down.
  • Sleep on a quality mattress and a supportive pillow.  

If you’ve tried incorporating the above lifestyle changes but haven’t seen any improvement in your sleep, it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor to rule out any underlying health issues.


Does a good mattress improve sleep?

A good quality mattress can sometimes be the difference between a blissful slumber and tossing and turning for most of the night. If you’re fighting against stray springs or uncomfortable lumps, then you might want to think about upgrading your mattress. 

At Snooze, we understand that everyone’s sleep needs are different. That’s why we’re here to take the guesswork out of finding the right mattress to suit you. Browse our range of bedding and mattresses now, or speak to one of our friendly sleep experts about how we can help you get a better night’s sleep. 

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