02 Apr Causes of Restless Sleep: Mattress, Stress, Substances
If you’re someone who tosses and turns in their sleep regularly, know that you’re not alone. This is a common condition that many people experience, and there are several potential culprits that might be causing it – including your mattress, in some cases.
At 2 Brothers Mattress, sleep quality is our top goal for all our clients. We offer a huge range of mattress options depending on your needs, from memory foam and latex options to adjustable bed frames and numerous accessories and much more. In addition, we’re experts on overall sleep quality and the disruptors that might get in the way of it, including those that commonly lead to a restless sleep full of tossing and turning. This two-part blog series will go over the most common causes of tossing and turning in sleep, including the mattress, plus how to navigate these concerns.
First and foremost, one of the most common causes of tossing, turning and other subconscious responses to discomfort is the mattress itself. If your mattress is not providing you with adequate levels of support, for instance, your body will not be comfortable while you sleep – and this is the number one cause of tossing and turning, as the body searches for a position in which it’s comfortable and can rest adequately.
In addition, a mattress made of poor materials will often have temperature issues, and these can cause discomfort during sleep as well. On the flip side, a quality mattress will keep your body comfortable as you sleep, allowing for full relaxation and less movement.
Stress and Anxiety
Perhaps the other single largest cause of an uncomfortable sleep is general stress and anxiety facing the individual in question. While we wish it were so, your stresses and anxious points in life don’t simply go away when it’s time for bed – rather, they linger in your head and even in your subconscious. Those with severe stress or anxiety conditions will sometimes even deal with insomnia, which may start a harmful circular cycle. If you deal with these conditions regularly, seeking solutions ranging from meditation and relaxation through potential therapy or other forms of assistance is a valuable pursuit.
Alcohol or Caffeine
Depending on your tolerance for both these substances, they may have a significant impact on sleep quality. Caffeine is known to help keep people awake – if you drink it too close to bedtime, you will often have a restless sleep as a result, and may even sleep less overall. Alcohol, on the other hand, may cause you to wake up more often during the night, plus will reduce REM sleep, which is necessary and vital for the body.
For more on the potential causes of tossing and turning while sleeping, or to learn about any of our mattresses or mattress accessories, speak to the staff at 2 Brothers Mattress today.