While some mattresses support restful sleep more effectively than others, a viable option in both strength and comfort is the all natural latex foam mattress. These eco-friendly and comfortable mattresses were first produced as "orthopedic mattresses" in the 1950s. Orthopedic mattresses were initially designed to properly align the spine while sleeping, with the hope of minimizing stress and improving various medical conditions. In the same way that orthopedic shoes provide support while walking, an orthopedic mattress is designed to provide your whole body with more support while sleeping.
These unique and eco-friendly mattresses are the progressive choice in orthopedic technology. Latex provides a pliable and firm support for proper alignment of the spine, setting it apart from conventional box-spring mattresses. Latex bedding can be soft or firm, depending on a person’s needs. Talalay latex uses a process that involves aeration, freezing and vulcanization to produce mattresses with the right amount of comfort and cushioning. This process also applies “layering”, which means a comfort layer of latex is fused to a firmer layer of latex. With these different levels of support, latex mattresses offer flexible options for both comfort and the orthopedic or medical needs of various people. A latex bed can provide respite for stiff muscles, alleviate the pain of an arthritic hip, align the spine to decrease the pain of bulging discs, or soothe the over-stimulated nerves of fibromyalgia.
Our computerized culture is experiencing levels of sleep deprivation that have never been seen before. Recent research reveals that only about 35% of Americans get the recommended 7 to 9 hours of rest each night, and some studies show that about 10% of Americans suffer from chronic insomnia. Natural ways for sleeping more soundly involve a regular bedtime routine, exercising regularly, avoiding caffeine consumption in the evening, and only using your bed to sleep or for procreation. If you’re not inclined to use synthetic sleeping-pills, then some natural supplements to consider as alternative are Valerian root, Melatonin, Kava Kava, Valerian root, and L-Tryptophan. You might also consider listening to delta-wave, binaural beats music as a bedtime discipline.