You recently bought a mattress that you thought would rid you of your restless nights. But after a few nights of sleeping on it, you still have the same troubles you had with your old mattress. Before you look to return or replace your new mattress, it may be wise for you to take a look at the conditions surrounding your sleeping habits. The type of mattress you use is just one factor in your quest for sleep comfort. There are other aspects that must be considered regarding sleep health, including:
Medication and other drugs
Many medications contain chemicals that affect the quality of sleep, including alpha blockers, beta blockers and antidepressants. As well, common chemicals such as caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine can have the same impact. Though alcohol is often used to induce sleep, the quality of sleep under the influence of alcohol will be compromised.