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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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The shape of the human body is kind of an S-shape but the sleeping surfaces are generally flat. Pixabay

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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Amazing Fact! Your Genes Determine Your Quality of Sleep

"Our study suggests that many of the genes important for sleep in animal models may also influence sleep in humans and opens the door to better understanding of the function and regulation of sleep," Dashti added.

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This was comparable to other well-recognised factors that influenced sleep duration. Pixabay

Experiencing problems like insomnia or hypersomnia could be genetic, say researchers who identified 76 new gene regions associated with the time a person sleeps.

It is well known that regularly getting adequate sleep — 7 to 8 hours per night — is important for health, and both insufficient sleep — 6 or fewer hours — and excessive sleep — 9 hours or more — have been linked to significant health problems.

Family studies have suggested that 10 to 40 per cent of variation in sleep duration may be inherited, and previous genetic studies have associated variants in two gene regions with the sleep duration.

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“Our study suggests that many of the genes important for sleep in animal models may also influence sleep in humans and opens the door to better understanding of the function and regulation of sleep,” Dashti added. Pixabay

The study from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, US, analysed genetic data from more than 446,000 participants, who self-reported the amount of sleep they typically received.

The study identified 78 gene regions — including the two previously identified — as associated with sleep duration.

While carrying a single gene variant influenced the average amount of sleep by only a minute, participants carrying the largest number of duration-increasing variants reported an average of 22 more minutes of sleep, compared with those with the fewest.

This was comparable to other well-recognised factors that influenced sleep duration.

 

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Family studies have suggested that 10 to 40 per cent of variation in sleep duration may be inherited, and previous genetic studies have associated variants in two gene regions with the sleep duration. Pixabay

“While we spend about a third of our life asleep, we have little knowledge of the specific genes and pathways that regulate the amount of sleep people get,” said Hassan Saeed Dashti from MGH.

“Our study suggests that many of the genes important for sleep in animal models may also influence sleep in humans and opens the door to better understanding of the function and regulation of sleep,” Dashti added.

The study, published in Nature Communications journal, also found shared genetic links between both short and long sleep duration.

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It also found factors such as higher levels of body fat, depression symptoms and fewer years of schooling, implying negative effects from both too little and too much sleep.

While short sleep duration was genetically linked with insomnia and smoking, long sleep duration was linked with ailments such as schizophrenia, Type-2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. (IANS)