How mattresses evolved into a global multi-billion-dollar industry


Sleep has always been an instrumental component to overall productivity, and it has also always been an aspect of our daily lives that many of us tend to overlook. This is unfortunate, because sleep also happens to be one of the most important aspects of anyone’s life. When we get the right amount of sleep, we feel fresh and ready to take on the day. When we do not get a good night’s sleep, however, we tend to feel groggy and unproductive. This is the impact that sleep has on the body, and it is one that cannot and should not be ignored.

There are many pieces of advice that all claim to have the miracle cure to getting the perfect sleep. Many of them definitely work, but a lot of them also have bells and whistles that tend to be more noise than effect. At the end of the day, things like a new pillow, essential oils, no screen time before bed, and perfect temperature, all hold their own and have proven to be legitimate. But none of these will work if you are simply uncomfortable as you sleep. So, where does it all start?

It starts with the mattress

One of the most important and obvious key contributors to a good night’s sleep is the mattress that one sleeps on. It does not matter how exhausted you find yourself after your day, if you do not have a comfortable mattress to sleep on at the end of the day, your quality of sleep will be at its best. So, organising and maintaining the perfect mattress for your specific preferences and needs is paramount. If you cannot do this, you will likely experience a tough night’s sleep, and wake up feeling worse for wear.

But why is the mattress so important?

The average person spends a third of their life sleeping, so it literally pays to have a comfortable mattress to ensure you get the best night’s sleep possible. When you are too hot, too cold, the mattress is too hard, or too soft, you tend to experience a fractured night’s sleep. Over time, if this unhealthy sleeping pattern is not rectified, it quickly forms the basis for an incredibly unhealthy third of your life. That obviously has a dramatic effect on the rest of your life, and it can prove to be a habit that worsens over time. So, choose the right mattress.

Choosing the right mattress for you

When it comes to narrowing it down to the most comfortable mattresses, it can take some time to go through them all and find the perfect mattress. This means that yes, you will likely have to do your research, and drive around to different stores to try their mattresses in person. Just simply reading about the mattress online is not enough – just because you have liked memory foam in the past, does not mean that it will always be the same (sure, in a perfect world, but it is not that way). Do your research – even, and especially, if it takes more time than you thought it would – because at the end of the day, you cannot put a price on the highest quality of sleep.

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