Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing 15 Mar 2019 Sleep right, wake up ...

Sleep right, wake up bright!

Published Mar 15, 2019, 4:26 pm IST
Updated Mar 15, 2019, 4:27 pm IST
The right kind of mattress for a good night’s sleep.
According to various research reports, almost 1 out of 5 Indian suffer from sleeping disorder. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)
 According to various research reports, almost 1 out of 5 Indian suffer from sleeping disorder. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Mumbai: It is a well-known fact that sleep has a direct bearing on overall health. A good night’s sleep is as important as a healthy lifestyle, exercise and nutrition. Unfortunately, worldwide, people are experiencing sleep disorders arising from changing lifestyles, eating habits, stress, long working hours, etc.

According to various research reports, almost 1 out of 5 Indian suffer from sleeping disorder. The reasons for sleep disturbance could be varied, but the prominent ones being, changing lifestyle, and long working hours.


Interestingly, screen time, especially time spent on social media have significantly contributed to playing havoc on a person’s sleep. People are hooked on to their gadgets which takes a toll on the mandatory eight hours of sleep.

 Sleep disorders affect a substantial number of people and may be increasing in prevalence. Unfortunately, many of these disorders can go unrecognised and untreated in clinical practice. Although understanding that good sleep is essential to health, approaching the issue is often glossed over.

Numerous articles have been written with tips to overcome sleep disorders – the prominent ones being, a healthy lifestyle, and diet, reduction in screen time, listening to soothing music and most importantly, following a bedtime schedule. BUT, apart from these, did it occur that a proper bedding / mattress significantly contribute to a sound sleep? Well, the answer is Yes.

A study by Philips, revealed that 45% Indians meditate to fall asleep; while 24% Indians use a specialised bedding.

A mattress plays a very important role in ensuring a good night’s sleep. From a dull, predictable and slow growth market, the Indian mattress sector is today an aggressive, dynamic and lucrative marketplace. Technological advancements, innovative products; and the realisation of the role of mattress on sleep are some of the factors that have contributed to the growth of this sector.

Four things to keep in mind while shopping for a new mattress:

Mattress Life

The age of your mattress also plays a very important role while choosing to buy a new one. There are some mattresses which are able to extend beyond say 8-9 years of usage.

If you wake up feeling tired all the time or not sleeping well throughout the night, then it’s time to look at a new mattress. The cause can also be other medical problems, where with the help of a sleep specialist, the cause can be figured out.

Types of Mattress:

Each person has their choice of mattresses type depending on their personal preferences:

- Memory Foam: It is soft, firm, durable and provide maximum body support. ideal for those who want a hug, body shaping, contouring and body shaping. It is ideal for side sleepers.

- Coil/Spring: It is one of the most widely used and popular mattress types. It provides better comfort, support, great bounce, cooling and strong edge support.

- Pillow Top: It covers the entire array of coil, memory foam, hybrid etc. A soft material is either stuffed or sewed at the top layer of the mattress, which makes it extra comfortable and acts like a cushion cover for the sleeper. Best for those who prefer softer and cushion kind of experience.

- Hybrid: It is made from a combination of latex, memory, polyurethane foams, coils or other materials. Not only does it gives great bounce, cooling, and responsiveness, but also provide great pressure relief and support from the memory foam. It is preferred by majority of people.

 *Disclaimer: This article has been contributed by Mr Ashutosh Vaidya, Chief Marketing Officer, Kurl-on. The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. The facts and opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of Deccan Chronicle, and Deccan Chronicle does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.