Potential effects of a bad mattress

A high quality mattress plays a very important role in protecting your family’s health.

According to a study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation in the U.S, mattress quality has a great impact on the health of the lay person. The following are the bad effects of poor quality mattresses. 

Fatigue, sluggishness and lack of concentration 

The mattresses which are rough and low quality will make you hard to sleep. Since then it is highly likely that you will have to experience fatigue, sluggishness and lack of concentration on work in the morning. 

Joint osteoarthritis 


When lying on mattresses that are too hard or too soft, the user is at risk for pain in the joints, especially in the back area because the muscles are put under high pressure. If your mattress cannot withstand and balance forces, your bones and joints will be prone to inevitable harms. 

 Effects on respiratory system 

Bad mattresses are usually made from unknown materials, so it is easy for dirt bacteria to accumulate. This affects the respiratory tract of those who lie on the bed. If kids or people with asthma, rhinitis ..., lie on poor quality mattress, they will suffer unexpected consequences. 

Obesity, rapid aging, memory loss and cardiovascular disease 

Studies show that poor quality mattresses will make you suffer lack of sleep or insomnia. The lack of sleep can lead to many health hazards such as obesity, rapid aging, memory loss and cardiovascular diseases. 

Cheap, uncomfortable mattresses have been linked to a long list of conditions. From low-quality sleep (and the nasty moods it can result in) to chronic joint pain, a cheap mattress often costs you far more than it saves, in the long term. 


Selecting the right mattress can have a huge impact on your sleep quality. Choose a mattress that suits you (and if you share a bed, your partner) to avoid waking up in a bad mood. 

Soft or firm: which is best for quality sleep? 

Everyone seems to have an opinion on the best type of mattress for refreshing, high quality sleep. Some people insist that soft mattresses are the best, while others pick firmer, less flexible mattresses for more rigid yet still comfortable sleep. 

The truth is that both types of mattress are equally as good, as long as you feel comfortable with your choice. If you like your bedding firm and rigid, go for a firm mattress. If you like to sink into the bed as soon as you hop in, consider a soft store-bought mattress, or even bespoke mattresses for extra comfort. 

By: Christina Baker

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