April 11 2019

5 Ways Your Mattress Might Be Negatively Affecting Your Health

Believe it or not, your mattress plays an integral role in determining your overall health and well-being. In fact, an old, dirty, or unsupportive mattress can cause a variety of health issues—from allergies to neck pain—that most people don't realize can be relieved by simply getting a better bed.

Here are some ways your mattress might be causing you more harm than good:


Dust Mites

Dust mites are microscopic insects that feed on dead human skin cells, according to the Mayo Clinic. They commonly live in household dust and thrive in warm, moist environments, such as bedding, upholstered furniture and carpeting—making your mattress the perfect home.

Many people are unaware they're allergic to dust mites, and instead, might assume it's more common allergies that are affecting them. Those allergic to dust mites are sensitive to its feces and decaying bodies, both way too small to see without a microscope, and potentially all over bedding.

Some common dust mite allergy symptoms include:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny Nose
  • Itchy/Watery Eyes
  • Facial Pressure
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Cough


Back Pain

Pinpointing exactly what causes your back pain can be difficult, but there are several telltale signs to help nail down the culprit. For example, if you notice your back always hurts right after you wake up, there's a good chance your bed is a contributing factor. Also, if a few minutes of stretching in the morning helps alleviate this pain, it's very likely a new mattress would serve you well.

An older mattress has likely lost its support, or might just be too soft or too firm. Ensuring you have a supportive, yet comfy mattress will help reduce those pesky aches and pains.

Neck Pain

While your pillow is obviously a big part of keeping your neck comfortable while you sleep, your mattress plays a significant role here, too. In fact, a lumpy or uneven mattress can knock your neck and spine out of alignment, resulting in plenty of sleepless nights.

Night Sweats

Ever wake up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat? Or maybe you're constantly taking your blankets on and can never seem to find the right temperature?

Sleeping hot, although sometimes brought on by medical conditions or certain prescription, can also be caused by your mattress. If your bed is made of materials that trap heat, you're simply sleeping in a breeding ground for uncomfortable warmth.

Trouble Sleeping

An uncomfortable mattress, aside from all of the above, can also cause plenty of sleeping issues, whether you're tossing and turning all night, waking up every few hours, or just not getting sufficient rest.

Sleep deprivation can lead to a whole bunch of other issues, including:

  • Feeling drowsy throughout the day
  • Inability to think clearly or react quickly
  • Decrease in cognitive abilities, including attention, alertness, problem-solving, concentration and reasoning
  • Increased moodiness, leading to irritability, anxiety or depression
  • Increased risk of high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease and diabetes
  • Loss of sex drive


Your mattress plays a big role in all of the above.

Since you're spending approximately one-third of your life in bed, it's important to get the highest-quality sleep possible. That's why PangeaBed mattresses have been built with comfort and cleanliness in mind.


How PangeaBed Helps Solve These Issues

  • Copper-infused Talalay latex is antibacterial, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial and dust-mite resistant, making it a cleaner mattress that can help reduce allergies.
  • Our mattress is supportive, yet comfy, conforming to your body and helping to reduce any aches and pains that unsupportive or old mattresses can cause.
  • Copper has unique heat-dispersing properties, helping ensure temperature neutrality while you sleep.
  • Because our bed conforms to every body type and helps reduce tossing and turning, you're able to fall asleep faster, and stay asleep.


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