Have you ever had a feeling that “I think I need a new bed but I’m not sure I need one just yet”? If your answer is yes, then this study might help convince you to rethink that statement.
A sleep study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information examined a group of 59 individuals with beds an average of 9.5 years old to see whether or not a new bed would impact their sleep quality, back pain, and even perceived stress. What they found was that participants’ back pain was reduced by 48%, their sleep quality was improved by 55%, and their stress was significantly reduced after sleeping on a new, medium-firm bedding system as opposed to their old mattress. But how did they figure all this out?
Back pain was reduced by 48%, their sleep quality was improved by 55%, and their stress was significantly reduced.
The study had participants sleep in their own bed (a 9.5-year-old bed, on average) for 28 consecutive days and fill out a survey each morning that rated their sleep quality and back pain. After this 28-day period was over, participants were asked to fill out a questionnaire that determined how often they experienced symptoms of anxiety and stress. This initial 28-day period and the stress survey that followed it established baseline stress and sleep data for the study to test against.
Once the baseline period was over, participants’ beds were removed from their homes and replaced with brand-new, medium-firm mattresses. Participants once again were asked to fill out a survey each morning for 28 days, but this time they were reviewing their sleep on their new mattress, not their old one. After filling out this survey for 28 days, participants were once again asked to fill out a second survey that determined how often they were experiencing symptoms of anxiety and stress. Not only did the study find that the new bedding system improved participants’ sleep quality, stress levels, and back pain, it also found that those benefits increased day by day as participants slept on their new beds.
The new bedding system improved participants’ sleep quality, stress levels, and back pain…
So the next time you are hesitant to replace an old mattress, remember that new mattresses are scientifically proven to make life less stressful, less painful, more restful, and just flat out more awesome!
Which bed is best for me:
Do you ever wonder how much you really know about which bed is best for you? Sure, you can walk around our sales floor, lie on a few mattresses and do your best to pick out the one that seems the most comfortable, but how certain can you be that the bed you’ve chosen is the best bed for a good nights sleep? A recent study wanted to examine these questions exactly. Without going into the specifics of how the blind tests were conducted the results were shocking. At the beginning of the test each of the 128 participants was asked to pick the bed they thought was best suited for them. In fact, participants were so poor at picking out the best mattress for their sleep needs that, statistically, they would have been just as successful if they had left it to total chance. The takeaway from this is that in these cases there wasn’t a well informed sales person present who knows how to direct their customers to the right bed based on their sleep needs. And sure, customers like picking out the bed that they find most comfortable, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t help to guide you toward a bed that you will find comfortable and that we know will help solve your sleep problems for the next ten years.
Buying a new bed can be intimidating and confusing but we are here to help make it easy.