The Ideal Home and Garden - India
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Choosing The Right Bed

The quantity of sleep you get is important, but it’s the quality of your sleep that you really have to pay attention to. One important factor that contributes to a good night’s sleep is the right mattress. Considering we spend around one-third of our life in bed it is worth doing some research into getting it right

Shruti Jain

A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your health. In fact, it’s just as important as eating healthy and exercising. It’s like a battery recharging, the battery being our brain. Sleep isn’t merely a time when your body shuts off. The quality of your sleep directly affects your mental and physical health and the quality of your waking life, including your productivity, emotional balance, brain and heart health, immune system, creativity, vitality, and even your weight. The amount of sleep required varies according to age. Newborns require almost 16 - 18 hours & the requirement decreases as one grows older. Teenagers require 9 hours & adults require an average of 7-8 hours. The Elderly require 6-7 hours.

The quantity of sleep you get is important, but it’s the quality of your sleep that you really have to pay attention to. One important factor that contributes to a good night’s sleep is the right mattress. Considering we spend around one-third of our life in bed it is worth doing some research into getting it right.

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A MATTRESS

Types of maTTresses There are broadly five types of mattresses available in India:

Coir mattresses: Coir or coconut fiber is fiber from the husk of coconuts. Among other uses, it


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