When it comes to survival, sleep ranks next to breathing,eating & drinking. A good night’s sleep boosts your immune system, rejuvenates your body, and improves memory .

Tired of waking up tired? You’re probably not getting enough DEEP and REM sleep. DEEP sleep is when the body repairs muscle and tissue, and boosts the immune system. REM sleep is when the mind renews itself. And when we get enough uninterrupted DEEP and REM sleep, we wake up feeling rested, restored and rejuvenated.

When it comes to getting adequate DEEP and REM sleep, six hours of uninterrupted sleep is better than eight or nine of fragmented sleep. While fragmented sleep can be caused by contact with a sleep partner, it’s more often the result of poor pressure point relief, from sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress.

Research shows that a mattress can either rob you of sleep, or encourage it. If it’s doing its job, it will reduce tossing and turning, provide proper spinal support, improve circulation, and cushion the body’s pressure points. A comfortable, supportive mattress can provide significant relief to those with health issues such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, rheumatism, sciatica, and numbness or tingling of the hands and feet, and improve your chances of getting adequate uninterrupted DEEP and REM sleep.

On the other hand, if your mattress is comfortable and supportive, and you’re still experiencing restless, unnatural sleep, you should consult a physician.