Fighting Insomnia: Basics and Role of Mattresses

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Fighting Insomnia: Basics and Role of Mattresses

For those who suffer from it, insomnia is a remarkably frustrating and challenging condition. Nearly 30% of people in the US deal with some level of insomnia in their lives, a condition that leads not only to lack of sleep, but also to several potential health concerns, both in the mental and physical health realms.

At 2 Brothers Mattress, we’re proud to assist those suffering from insomnia in a vital area: Mattress quality, which often plays a major role in either forming or exacerbating insomnia cases if it’s too low. We’re happy to recommend the ideal mattress, adjustable bed frame or other accessories we carry to any client dealing with any form of sleep issue, including regular or intermittent insomnia. What are the types of insomnia people deal with, and what — in addition to a quality mattress — do we recommend for dealing with it? This two-part blog series will go through a primer.

Types and Signs of Insomnia

While you may not have realized it, there are actually three types of insomnia. Here are some basics on each, plus the signs or indicators that you might be dealing with one:

  • Acute insomnia: The most common type of insomnia, acute insomnia is a short-term bout with insomnia that may last from a few nights up to a month. It could also be an acute bout of continuous insomnia, which goes on for more than 30 days at a time.
  • Transient insomnia: This form is similar to acute insomnia, but it’s less severe. The insomnia is of shorter duration — lasting for between one and several weeks at a time — but it may recur more often, up to once per month.
  • Chronic insomnia: This type of sleep disorder is the most difficult form of insomnia, as sufferers deal with this form on a consistent basis and for over a month. If you’re suffering from this sort of insomnia, you should see a doctor.

Role of Mattress in Preventing Insomnia

There are several variables that may play a role in insomnia, both its formation and its prevention, and the mattress is absolutely one of these. The proper mattress can be effective at either preventing insomnia cases from developing or curbing them if they do happen to crop up.

The right mattress for your body will not only help you drift off faster, but also stay asleep throughout the night. This means less tossing and turning, less waking up, and — in the long run — a higher likelihood of preventing insomnia altogether.

For more on insomnia and the role your mattress may play in preventing it, or to learn about any of our mattresses, adjustable beds or other products, speak to the staff at 2 Brothers Mattress today.

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