There are many things you can try if you're not sleeping well.
The easiest, of course, is to think about replacing your mattress. Once a mattress reaches the age of 10, regardless of how expensive it was, it has probably lost a lot of comfort. Many mattresses won't even reach the ripe, old age of 10 - you might find that cheap mattress that seemed like a bargain only lasts for a couple of years before it's worn out and has lost it's comfort.
Sleeping on a mattress that's too firm can also make you toss and turn. We all need a certain amount of cushioning to allow our blood to move freely as we sleep and when a part of your body is pressing against something that's hard, this can cause your blood to pool. This is what causes pressure points and, in extreme circumstances, bed sores.
Your brain will try to prevent pressure points by bringing you up out of a deep, restorative level of sleep so that you can move the affected part of your body. If your mattress is too firm, you might be coming in and out of a deep sleep, and tossing and turning many times during the night. This isn't ideal, as research shows that it's the length of time that we spend in the deepest level of sleep that really helps us to feel our best the next morning.
At Sherman, all of our mattresses feature a good amount of cushioning in our comfort layers to help you to sleep better.
Even in our 'Firm But Fair' mattress, we still add a cushioned top layer over our firm spring unit, even though these foams are a slightly firmer feel than in our other mattresses.
Our best-selling 'Just Perfect' mattress has a good blend of comfort and support and has helped thousands of our customers to find better sleep.
We have many articles in our site that are worth a read and may just help you to find better sleep:
Meditation and breathing. Simple exercises that will have you in la-la land in no time.
Bedtime stretches. A few easy stretches to help your body and muscles to fully relax in preparation for a long sleep.
Herbal teas to try. There are many herbal brews that people swear by to help them fall asleep fast.
Foods to avoid before bed. Certain foods are a no-no before bedtime.
Drinks to avoid before bed. Not just coffee, you might be surprised at what some liquids can do to keep you up at night.
Why screens are never a good idea before bedtime. Here's how to establish a no-screen-routine before bed.