Feb 12, 2020
Do you find yourself tossing and turning at night? You just can’t seem to find a comfortable position, and when you finally do, your body starts wanting to move around again after just a few minutes. What’s going on? The answer lies in understanding your body’s pressure points, as well as your body’s need for a premium mattress.
In order to understand how your mattress affects your sleep you must know about your capillaries, which are a network of fine blood vessels underneath your skin. When you lie on any part of your body for an extended period of time, the weight of it reduces the flow of blood through your capillaries, which deprives the skin of oxygen and nutrients. This causes nerve cells and pain sensors in your skin to send a message to your brain and your brain says it is time to roll over. Rolling over restores blood flow to the area and relieves the tension, but it also briefly interrupts your sleep. A pressure point is essentially any area of the body which feels uneasy once you lie down. As you sleep on a poorly-made or old mattress, your body tells you to roll over and in doing so, you wake up and interrupt your sleep cycle. This restless sleep does not deliver the kind of refreshment and rejuvenation your body needs!
You spend about a third of your life in bed. Whether that time is spent blissfully sleeping or tossing and turning depends greatly on your mattress. A mattress with the right amount of comfort and support will reduce irritating pressure points while you rest, resulting in less tossing and turning, fewer aches upon waking, and a better-quality rest overall. This is exactly what you can expect from a high-quality PranaSleep mattress.
All of our Karma Collection innerspring mattresses are crafted with unique-geometry pocketed coils for more bounce and added pressure relief, which makes them much better at avoiding pressure points than traditional innersprings. These mattresses also feature a double row of firmer gauge coils surrounding the perimeter. This translates into more space for you to sprawl out, while staying comfortable even at the very edge of the bed. While on one of our innerspring mattresses, your body is contoured thanks to a thick amount of our proprietary PranaSleep Performance Talalay latex and our high-density foams. This blend is designed to offer maximum pressure relief and enhance conformance for deeper, more restorative sleep. Of course, there is also plenty of luxury fabrics used throughout the mattresses that are expertly combined with specialty foams to create cool, cushioning relaxation.
You don’t need to opt for an innerspring mattress in order to sleep great, though. In fact, many sleepers find they prefer latex foam instead. PranaSleep designs and handcrafts many latex foam mattresses that will adjust correctly to the shape of your body while in bed, eliminating the chance of pressure points. Your body is able to “float” rather than taking the undue strain, reducing the uncomfortable feeling of pressure points you are experiencing now. When you get out of bed, the mattress springs back into shape!
These mattresses are made from the highest-quality latex foam, particularly if you go with a mattress from the Om Collection. Featuring natural silk, wool, and cashmere, as well as a core and comfort layers comprised of 100% natural Talalay latex, our Om mattresses deliver the ultimate PranaSleep experience. You won’t believe you slept so many nights on a mattress that constantly woke you up when you could have been sleeping on this mattress instead!
If pressure points are particularly bothersome to you, you may also want to look into placing your new PranaSleep mattress on an adjustable bed base. With your shoulder and legs raised, your bed can greatly relieve pressure to specific areas like your lower back.
Remember that the support your body needs so you don’t feel uncomfortable pressure points at night has nothing to do with how firm or soft the mattress is. It’s all about design, high-quality materials, and the blend of latex and/or individually-wrapped innersprings. Selecting a luxury mattress is very personal; some people prefer a firmer mattress because they sleep on their stomach, while others favor a softer, more plush feeling for a floating sensation. Which one is right for you? Visit a PranaSleep retail partner to lie down and find out for yourself! Your nights will be blissful, and your mornings will be better than ever!