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The Importance of a Good Mattress for Pregnant Mothers and Babies

Wakefit, one of the premier online mattress hub considers these parameters while manufacturing their mattresses.

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Congratulations all the expectant mothers!

You have entered a blissful period of your life when everything else goes on the backburner. Your topmost priority during your maternity period is taking care of yourselves and your little one. Your entire schedule changes so do your wardrobe and food supplements.

Your body goes through rapid changes affecting your body system and sleep cycle. For a healthy baby, a nutritious diet and peaceful sleep are mandatory factors along with a brisk walk and comfortable clothing. Although being pregnant is a wonderful experience, it comes with its own set of challenges both physically as well as emotionally.

Also, few parents realize that how important a child’s mattress is for its super brainpower and attention span. With a child’s hectic schedule – school, extramural activities, homework, play time, social and errands at home round the clock, they get exhausted by the end of the day. They require peaceful and uninterrupted sleep of 10-12 hours in order to recharge their replenished energies and brain cells.

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Your body goes through rapid changes affecting your body system and sleep cycle. Wikimedia

Wakefit, one of the premier online mattress hub considers these parameters while manufacturing their mattresses. Let’s dive deep into the importance of a good mattress for pregnant women and babies. Let’s understand how a good mattress can affect the health and immunity of expectant mothers and toddlers leading them to a stress-free and joyous life.

  • Thickness and Support

The mattresses which are thick are easier for children as well pregnant women to sit down or get up from the thinner or lower profile beds. The supportive mattresses can aid in aligning the spine and can alleviate aches and pains in the neck, shoulders, lower back, hips, and other sensitive areas.

  • Conforming

It refers to how closely a mattress contours to the sleeper’s profile and provides the same support and relief in pressure to all the areas of the body. In some mattresses, due to gaps or spaces in the surface, support is not provided which leads to a feeling of anxiety.

  • Firmness

Soft and fluffy mattresses are unsupportive to pregnant women as well as toddlers which result in discomfort. The mattresses are available with multiple firmness options which can be selected as per the needs and requirements.

  • Durability

The average life of a good mattress is six to seven years. However, it depends on the brand from which it is purchased. Some are prone to early sagging while some last for more than eight years without any hassle. Wakefit offers you mattresses of premium quality with longer durability in the form of higher foam density. Grab one today to solve the insomnia issues or any sleeping disorders.

  • Temperature Neutrality

Due to the increase in metabolic rate, pregnant women feel hot while sleeping. So they require a cooler surface to lie down which does not retain heat.

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  • Motion Isolation

One of the essential factors to enjoy sleep without any disruptions is to ask for a motion absorbent mattress. Whenever someone shifts its position in bed or gets up from or onto the mattress, it is termed to be motion transfer. It is hazardous for the pregnant woman or postpartum couples as they frequently wake up in the middle of the night resulting in disturbance for the partner. A mattress which is isolated to absorb or minimize transfer can prove to be beneficial.

  • Noise

The internal components of selected mattresses possess springs or electric air chambers which produce unwanted noise when they are bearing weight. So, while selecting a mattress for would-be mothers and little ones, opt for a memory foam mattress which are virtually silent to enjoy uninterrupted peaceful sleep. The efficient team of Wakefit, research and analyze each mattresses to offer the best to its customers.

  • Edge Support

With the strong edge support reinforced in the mattress, there are fewer chances of sinkage while sitting down or standing up. This is considered to be beneficial for expectant mothers as well as infants. The mattresses which lack reinforcements may begin to sink after a couple of years leading to discomfort and lack of sleep.

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Losing Just 6 Hours of Sleep May Spike up Diabetes Risk: Study

During the sleep/wake period, the animals also had limited opportunity for physical activity

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Losing just 6 hrs of sleep may up diabetes risk
Losing just 6 hrs of sleep may up diabetes risk. Pixabay

Being deprived of sleep for just six hours or a single night may affect the liver’s ability to produce glucose and process insulin, increasing the risk of metabolic diseases such as fatty liver and Type-2 diabetes, warns a study.

Sleep deprivation has been associated with eating more, moving less and having a higher risk of developing Type-2 diabetes.

However, “it was not clear whether glucose intolerance was due to the changes in food intake or energy expenditure or to the sleep deprivation itself,” explained a team of researchers from Toho University in Japan.

In the study done over mice, blood glucose levels were found significantly higher in the sleep deprivation group than controls after one six-hour session of wakefulness.

Triglyceride (fat) levels and the production of glucose in the liver also increased in the sleep deprivation group after a single wake period.

Elevated liver triglycerides are associated with insulin resistance, or the inability of the body to process insulin properly.

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In addition, lack of sleep changed the expression of enzymes that regulate metabolism in the liver in the sleep deprivation group.

These findings suggest that “intervention studies designed to prevent sleep deprivation-induced hepatic steatosis and insulin resistance should be performed in the future,” the researchers noted.

For the study, published in the American Journal of Physiology — Endocrinology and Metabolism, the team examined two groups of mice.

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One group was kept awake for six hours each night (“sleep deprivation”), while the control group was allowed to sleep as desired.

The team offered unlimited high-fat food and sugar water — mimicking lifestyle-related food choices that people make — to both groups prior to the study.

During the sleep/wake period, the animals also had limited opportunity for physical activity. (IANS)