Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterized by uncomfortable leg sensations that can interfere with resting or falling asleep.
Experts believe that low levels of iron in the brain may be responsible for RLS. An imbalance of dopamine is also believed to contribute. About 60% of people with restless legs have a family member with the condition, indicating a strong genetic component.
Anyone can have restless legs syndrome, but it’s more common in older adults and women. Mild symptoms of RLS may start in early adulthood and then increase with age.
It is believed that after the age of 50, RLS symptoms can often increase in severity and significantly disrupt sleep. Definitely not something to look forward to if you already are experiencing RLS.
Restless legs syndrome is also common during pregnancy (approximately 40% of pregnant women experience it).
Since this is an extensive topic, in our next article we will look at self-help tips you can try in order to find relief to your condition.
As funny and light-hearted a subject this may sound, it's quite a serious thing. There are two types of snorers in the world: Those who know they snore (a partner or family member told them so) and those who think they don’t … But actually do!
We did a quick search on the net to see what kind of answers we could find regarding the damage that can happen to mattresses from jumping on it. Heres what we found:
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How bad is for the mattress lifespan if kids jump on it? What comfort and core layers would be more suitable for this kind of "abuse"?”
Yes! Its that time of the year once again. Usually, the first words that come out of a persons mouth is "where has the time gone?" We feel the same way here at The Mattress King. Besides being in the business of selling beds, our primary focus is to provide the best service possible to our customers, and we hope we have achieved that this year.
We all love summer (well most people). But thanks to daytime temperature highs, it can turn your home into a furnace. Trying to sleep on a hot night without proper cooling can likely bring out the dark side of some people. We have put together some tips that can make a difference between a decent sleep, and looking like The Grinch in the morning.
Did you know that at least 10% of the human population and approximately 80% of allergy sufferers are allergic to proteins that are found in the waste and decomposed body parts of dust mites?
If you often wake up with congestion, a runny nose, watery eyes, itching, or sneezing, then you are probably allergic to dust mites.
Statistics estimated that about 70% – 90% of people will suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives.
That’s insane! And if you’re reading this you’re probably a statistic! And that’s not good. Of course, there are a variety of reasons that can contribute to that number. And being bed experts, we have heard just about all the reasons.
Is your lower back stiff, sore, and achy in the morning? Do your arms and legs fall asleep at night?
Poor sleep can impact every aspect of daily life. Waking from a fitful night of sleep can lead to grogginess and grouchiness during the day, which can lead to more chronic pain and a lack of sleep at night.
It’s a vicious cycle, but there are a few steps to take, including evaluating your sleeping position and cleaning up your sleep routine.
If your mattress is brand-new and of proper firmness for your back but you still wake up with lower back pain, it’s time to look at your sleep position.
The best position to sleep in is one that keeps your spine in proper alignment, protecting the subtle inward curve of the lower back and not thrusting your chin forward.
As a bed company, back pain is something that comes up in conversations with our customer’s fairly regularly. Of course as a bed company we do look at the type of mattress they use and what they could switch to in order to reduce/prevent the discomfort they experience every day.