Memory Foam Mattress – Avoid the Traps of Insomnia

If you suffer from insomnia, it’s time you invested in a memory foam mattress. 

Insomnia, to put simply, is the inability to get a good night’s sleep. But it isn’t so simply solved. There are many things you can do however to try and address the problem – and investing in a memory foam mattress is a good place to start.

Memory foam mattress and insomnia 

A memory foam mattress is important for people who suffer from insomnia – not only does it help induce sleep it can also help prevent back pain and neck ache that results from poor bedding. As well as increasing comfort to help insomniacs drop off to sleep it is less likely that you will have disturbed sleep with a memory foam mattress. Because of the comfort and lack of noisy springs, it decreases tossing and turning during the night by up to 80%. So a memory foam mattress is a good first step in combating insomnia.

Don’t worry! 

Difficulty in going to sleep or waking in the night for long periods is common as is waking up too early and not being able to go back to sleep. One of the key points is worry – worrying about not getting enough sleep will keep you awake. One of the problems of insomniacs is that they focus on sleep, or lack of it, rather then on the root causes of what’s triggering the insomnia. If you have a memory foam mattress and comfortable, calm bedroom – then you need to look at internal issues that may be affecting you such as stress, anxiety or maybe even depression.

Memory foam mattress aids sleep 

Sleep therapists believe that many insomniacs in fact underestimate the amount of sleep they get – with the majority getting six hours a night. It is the quality of sleep that is different, drifting into sleep for then minutes and waking for one for example. This state of disrupted sleep gives the impression of not sleeping at all. Feeling as if you are awake all the time also increases anxiety and it’s a vicious circle. Ensuring you have a good memory foam mattress can help reduce tossing and turning, which may be one of the major factors of wakefulness.

Address the underlying problems 

It’s recommended however that the psychological problems are not masked with things such as sleeping pills. No matter how perfect your memory foam mattress is or how ideal your bedroom is, if you suffer from an underlying problem such as anxiety or depression – you need to address it in order to get quality sleep.

Insomnia - Tips 

But as well as having a comfortable memory foam mattress, there are a few useful tips you can take on board to avoid the trap of insomnia: 

  • Avoid caffeine and excessive alcohol
  • Have a relaxing routine on the run up to bed time
  • Only go to bed when you feel sleepy, don’t clock watch!
  • Don’t watch TV in bed
  • If you can’t sleep, move to another room and do something mundane that doesn’t stimulate you too much, such as doing a jigsaw. Keep going back to the jigsaw if you still can’t sleep.
  • If you were wide awake with your jigsaw minutes before you had to get up, you will be tired – but sleep experts say if you stay awake throughout the next day until 10pm, good sleep the next night is guaranteed!
  • Wake up the same time every day, even weekends – your body clock needs to be clearly set. 

Once you have done all you can to encourage sound sleep and invested in a memory foam mattress, you need to address the underlying issues of anxiety, stress or depression. 

Trusleep provide high quality memory foam mattresses at competitive prices. Trusleep memory foam mattresses are available online with free next day delivery and come with a ten year guarantee. Made in the UK, the mattresses conform to all safety and flammability standards. The memory foam mattress is ideal for back pain sufferers, relives pressure and moulds to individual body shapes. To find out more contact Trusleep, telephone 01254 268871 or E-mail:

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