A big 30% of your entire lifetime! Yes! That’s how much you will sleep or reserve for sleeping. Even when you preach and advice a lot on eating healthy, the ‘sleeping healthy’ side is mostly untouched. Healthy sleep is inevitable for physical and mental wellness. Purchasing a premium mattress in UAE will not be an issue for you as there are a number of options. But, to make sure the mattress is good for your health as well, you need to know certain things.
You won’t find any substantial studies, other than some marketing gimmicks, which tells about any brand being synonymous to the best mattress for everyone. In fact it is not possible. Each of you will be sleeping in different orientations. Due to this fact, the healthiest mattress for you can’t be the same as the compatibility depends on the sleeping posture.
For a healthy sleep, comfort is not the only major factor. With good comfort, proper support is also required to make your sleep a healthy one. Indeed, comfort levels do increase with the price. But, the ‘proper support’ part depends on personnel preference. So, if next time you hear an ad presenting their mattress as the best with approval of a random doctor, be sure they are not telling the truth or that mattress is the best for them and the doctor. Even if they are claiming it is the best mattress in UAE.
Each of you sleep in various positions on the same bed, no matter if you bought it from the shop that sells the best bed and mattress in UAE. Some of you have no fixed position. Others may change positions while at sleep. And, there is another category who have sleeping positions that can’t be included in any standardized positions. However, popularly there are 3 major standard sleeping positions. On a side, on your stomach and on your back.
No matter what your position for sleep is, it can be made closely related to any of the above three. Most of you will be having a mixed style of position. I am not an expert to comment on which position is healthier for you. In some cases, it can differ according to certain health conditions as well. However, relating to the type of mattresses available in the market, sleeping on the back gives you more freedom. Let us examine how.
For those who sleep on a side, you are sleeping with the least contact area. Please be aware of this as lesser contact area means lesser support. So, a soft foam mattress is best for side sleepers as it can increase the contact area by adjusting the shape. Thus a soft foam mattress can reduce the strain on pelvic bones. This is so important for the side sleepers.
For those who sleep on their stomach, you are sleeping with enough contact area but there is a catch. When you sleep on your stomach the weight of your hip can result in lowering of your pelvic bones below the level of your shoulder. This can result in straining of backbone. The chances for this increase as the softness of the mattress increases. So, a medium foam mattress is the best for those who sleep on their stomach.
As mentioned before, those who sleep on the back have the maximum freedom of choice as the position organically provides better support for your backbone. Soft foam mattress or medium foam mattress can work fine for back sleepers. However, if the firmness of the mattress is too much, it affects the comfort and induces extra pressure on muscles.
When we relate mattress and health, the main factor to consider is the health of the backbone and the pelvis region. The backbone is not straight by nature. It has a curved shape for facilitating better movement and shock absorption. The firmness and comfort should be in a balanced state in almost all cases. It doesn’t matter whether they claim that theirs is the best healthy mattress in Dubai or UAE, if the firmness and comfort is not balanced.
How to choose a mattress in UAE?
Remember the best healthy mattress is different for different people. If you are to select a mattress for multiple people, a medium foam mattress would be a better choice, as its firmness is moderate and according to the manufacturer, you may get a better comfort as well. When you choose a mattress in UAE market, you can get to try it before the purchase. Some manufacturers even provide trials for a limited period as well.
It is very difficult to find a shop that sells mattresses or beds in Dubai or even in the entire UAE that will let you do trials. However, trying may be possible. That too, you can’t expect from all the shops.