Millions of American suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that decreases sleep quality and diminishes health. While no mattress alone can alleviate sleep apnea, a mattress that offers the right support can eliminate other factors that contribute to poor sleep quality. The right mattress on an adjustable base can alleviate sleep apnea and improve overall sleep quality.
Mattresses and Sleep Quality
People with obstructive sleep apnea already suffer disrupted sleep, even if they do not wake up throughout the night. The periods of arrested breathing take their toll on your health, robbing your body of oxygen and preventing you from entering deep stages of sleep when your body does most of its restorative functions.
Because sleep is already compromised, it is imperative that people with sleep apnea not compound this sleep disorder with other factors that make for poor quality sleep:
- Uncomfortable mattress that increases the time it takes to fall asleep
- Inadequate mattress support that can cause neck and back pain
Making a Bed to Alleviate Sleep Disorders
Although a mattress cannot improve sleep disrupted because of a sleep disorder, a supportive mattress on an adjustable base can. Obstructive sleep apnea happens because airways collapse under the weight of gravity and/or excess tissue. By inclining the head and neck, the force of gravity on the airway passages is lessened, keeping them open throughout the night and minimizing or eliminating the number of apneic episodes throughout the night.
To learn more about how your bed can reduce the effects of sleep apnea, visit your nearest Albuquerque The Mattress Store location. Our knowledgeable sales team are FTC-certified and knowledgeable about sleep science. We can help you put together a complete bed to deliver the best quality sleep possible.