Stress on our bodies during the day can lead to aches and pain at night. The body tries to de-stress by shifting sleeping positions, via impulses from the brain.

Aches and pains put stress on the body, and when the body is stressed, it only wants to be unstressed.

If not properly supported and comfortable, the body will send a message to the brain every 15-20 minutes stating this discomfort, begging for a shift in position. This happens over and over again and begins the Flipping Olympics which can turn into a Night of Horrors, tossing and turning all night, waking feeling like you have not slept at all, more tired than when you retired to bed the previous night.

This agony can only be relieved by a good night’s sleep, which can only be accomplished by the appropriate mattress. The goal is to move and re-adjust as little as possible, if not at all. Getting into the REM state, and becoming immobile is the ultimate goal. Waking after such a productive night can only be euphoric. We have 7-to-9 hours to make our next 11-to-13 hours the best that they can possibly be! We are only as good as the previous night’s sleep.