No two people sleep exactly alike, and not everyone’s sleep situation is the same. Maybe you’re tall, overweight, or sleeping in an RV bed – maybe you’re all three! Regardless, you’ll have different needs than a family that’s co-sleeping, a couple living with a dog and sleeping in a van bed, or a long-haul truck driver sleeping in a semi-cab bed.
No matter who you are or where you sleep, if you’re relying on a standard mattress, you’re likely not getting the quality sleep you need. And if you’re not sleeping well, you’re putting your health at risk.
The Dangers of Poor Sleep on a Bad Mattress
Sleep is the time your brain needs to chill out, consolidate new experiences, and restore damage, energy levels, etc. Messing with your sleep cycle or sleeping on a mattress that isn’t conducive to quality sleep, is risky for your health, as chronic poor sleep has been linked to a bunch of mental and physical maladies:
Cardiovascular disease: Poor sleep increases blood pressure and is linked to higher cholesterol, increasing risk of cardiac events like a heart attack or stroke.
Diabetes: Bad sleep increases risk of insulin resistance, which puts you at higher risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
Obesity: Poor sleep increases your appetite and risk for becoming/staying overweight.
Mood problems: sleep deprivation increases cortisol levels, which can mess with your brain’s signaling, leading to anxiety, depression, and even mania.
Cognitive problems: Not getting enough sleep can cause problems with memory consolidation, storage, ability to concentrate, and decision-making skills.
Accidents: When you’re not rested, it’s hard to stay alert and focused, increasing risk of accidents.
While a healthy lifestyle and a commitment to good sleep habits and hygiene are integral to getting quality sleep, so is your mattress. A bad mattress will have you tossing, turning, waking, and groaning with stiffness when crawling out of bed each morning. But a mattress custom-made for your body, sleep style and space can bring everything together to give you the nightly deep sleep you need.
1. A custom mattress provides customized support.
When you’re choosing a mattress off a retail floor, you can’t pick your favorite model and then ask them to adjust the firmness. Maybe you love the material but need a softer feel, or like the depth but need something extra-firm. A custom-made mattress gives you these options.
2. A handmade mattress can fit any body type.
Different sized and shaped people have different sleeping needs. Tall people might want an extra-long mattress. Shorter people or children may want a shorter 70” long mattress or a short queen. Overweight people may want an oversize mattress like a Wyoming or Alaskan King.
As well, think about your physical health. People with painful conditions, who are differently-abled, or have sleep problems like snoring or sleep apnea will need mattress construction and firmness made specifically for them in order to get their best night’s sleep consistently.
3. A custom mattress can be made in any size.
Need a space-saving mattress? Or a straight up giant one? Custom mattress makers can create a mattress in any shape or size. For example:
Most RV beds are short queens or kings, and they often need curved corners at the foot of the bed.
Van beds are almost never a standard size, and often need a hinge to access underbed storage.
Sofa bed mattresses need thinner mattresses that still offer the same support of a thicker one.
Semi-truck beds need mattresses with virtually no motion transfer that fit their cab’s built-in frame.
Small bedrooms require space-saving mattresses.
Antique bed frames often need a specific shape and size of mattress that’s not standard, like three-quarter beds.
Families who co-sleep will need something huge like a Family XL mattress.
When you’re trying to cram a standard mattress into a non-standard sleep space, you can be sure you’re missing out on the cozy comfort needed to get a good night’s rest.
4. A tailored mattress offers better-quality sleep.
When you have a mattress that’s made just for you, you’ll be able to fall asleep faster, and it’ll be easier to stay that way. That’s because on top of the unmatched construction, you’re getting the exact specs you need for your sleep style, body type, sleep temperature, and more. And bedding that’s custom fit is only going to add to the benefits of buying a custom mattress.
5. Custom mattress materials are high quality.
Retail-floor mattresses are mass-produced. Thousands upon thousands are squeezed out every day, meaning you get mass-produced-level materials and construction, which, we all know is often defective or subpar. With a regular mattress, no one is specifically looking at, making or inspecting the mattress before you go home and find out there’s a wonky coil or the memory foam is deformed on one end.
There’s also health to consider when it comes to materials, as some types of memory foam mattresses and toppers contain harsh chemicals that smell weird and aren’t good for you. CustomMattress.com uses natural, eco-friendly materials, including natural latex mattresses, memory foam mattresses without the awful off-gassing, and Egyptian cotton bed linens tailor-made for your mattress order.
6. Custom mattress makers work closely with you.
The best part of having a mattress handmade for your bed is that you get to work closely with the people who’ll be making it. They’re not about pressuring you to buy a mattress off the floor and make a quota; they’re about making sure you get a bed that’s exactly right for you – needs, wants, limitations. They can even advise you on options and suggest things you may not have thought of. Can’t find that at a retailer!
Finding the Right Custom Mattress Maker is Simple!
The other big pro of having a mattress tailor made? It’s super-easy. You don’t have to leave your house or even your couch. Well, unless you need to take some custom measurements for the mattress. Still get to stay in your house, though! At CustomMattress.com, we make the process simple, streamlined and fun. Seriously; who doesn’t love designing a custom piece of furniture? It feels fancy, but the price and process don’t reflect that. It’s an all-over winning situation, really.
nsidering upgrading your standard mattress for one that’s going to help your sleep and not hurt it? Check out our mattress models and start customizing!