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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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Anxiety Linked to Kicking, Yelling During Sleep

Identifying lifestyle and personal risk factors linked to this sleep disorder may lead to finding ways to reduce the chances of developing it, the team noted

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Anxiety linked to kicking, yelling during sleep: Study. Pixabay

Taking anti-depressants or having post-traumatic stress disorder or anxiety are risk factors for a disruptive and sometimes violent sleep disorder called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behaviour disorder, says a study.

REM sleep is the dream state of sleep. A person may act out violent by yelling, flailing their arms, punching or kicking, to the point of harming themselves or a sleep partner.

During normal REM sleep, your brain sends signals to prevent your muscles from moving.

However, for people with REM sleep behavior disorder, those signals are disrupted.

“While much is still unknown about REM sleep behaviour disorder, it can be caused by medications or it may be an early sign of another neurologic condition like Parkinson’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies or multiple system atrophy,” said study author Ronald Postuma at the McGill University in Canada.

For the study, the researchers looked at 30,097 people with an average age of 63.

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Representational image. Pixabay

They identified 958 people, or 3.2 per cent with possible REM sleep behaviour disorder, after excluding participants with Parkinson’s disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or sleep apnea.

In addition, findings, published in journal Neurology showed that 13 per cent of those with the disorder taking anti-depressants to treat depression compared to 6 per cent without the disorder.

People with the disorder were also two-and-a-half times as likely to have post-traumatic stress disorder and twice as likely to have mental illness, findings showed.

Other findings were that men were twice as likely as women to have possible REM sleep behaviour disorder.

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People with possible REM sleep behaviour disorder were 25 per cent more likely to be moderate to heavy drinkers than those without the disorder.

“Our hope is that our findings will help guide future research, especially because REM sleep behaviour disorder is such a strong sign of future neuro-degenerative disease,” said Postuma.

Identifying lifestyle and personal risk factors linked to this sleep disorder may lead to finding ways to reduce the chances of developing it, the team noted. (IANS)