Some medical professionals believe that adequate sleep combats obesity. Scientific studies have found a clear connection between inadequate sleep patterns and obesity, but many people still struggle to sleep soundly because their mattress and/or bed frame isn’t suitable for their weight. Investing in a mattress that can support a heavy person is one of the simplest ways to improve your sleep and lower your risk of gaining weight.
Here are some mattresses larger sleepers may consider:
- Latex - The most durable mattress material on the market today, latex provides superior support for overweight users. They can be more expensive so expect to pay at least $1,000 for a good one. The upside is that it should last much longer than other types, even if you are obese. The firmer the latex, the more durable the mattress.
- Memory Foam – Less expensive than latex, but select one made from high-density memory foam rather than layers or zones with cheaper, less-durable foam.
- Single-Coil Spring – Make sure the coils are separated rather than held together with screens or other technology, so each coil moves independently, reducing the chance of all coils collapsing together.
Studies show people who receive five or fewer hours of sleep each night or who work shift work are more likely to develop diabetes and become obese. If you’re already overweight, invest in a mattress and frame that supports your body and allows you to sleep soundly.You’ll be more comfortable and could save money in the long run. Note, however, that you may need to replace your foam mattress earlier due to the added weight.
Do your wallet and your waistline a favor by investing in a bed designed for your body type. You can then start tackling those lifestyle changes to combat obesity, starting with dedicated sleep and wake-up times.
Visit a Verlo Mattress showroom in McHenry, Crystal Lake & Lake Geneva.
Call 800.224.VERLO or visit Verlo Mattress Factory