But, let’s take a closer look at your mattress. An old mattress or a wrong mattress choice may be a simple explanation for a poor night’s sleep and cause tossing and turning all night. Why does it happen?
It happens because the mattress is uncomfortable, and you cannot stay in the same position for a long time without shifting positions during the night. Let me describe what is going on with you:
You lay down and are trying to go to sleep. Slowly you are drifting off to sleep and going into deeper stages of sleep to restore your body. But suddenly a message goes to your brain: “Hey, I am not comfortable, switch a position”. So, you change the position. Another few minutes into the routine, another message goes to your brain: “Hey, I am still not comfortable, switch the position “. The body will send a message to the brain every 15-20 minutes stating the discomfort, begging for a shift in position. This happens over and over again, and it begins, as I call it, Flipping Olympics.
Here is the problem with “Flipping Olympics” – Every time you turn, twist and flip, the whole process of you trying to get through Sleep Cycle and reach deep sleep is disrupted. You are caught in an endless loop. You are cutting off your time from DEEP SLEEP stage, which is your “charger”, restoring and providing you with energy for the next day. Think about your cell phone or laptop – How long will it last if it is not fully charged? The good night’s sleep is paramount to a human being as water, food and air. Sleep is a biological necessity and sleep deprivation is the worst thing you can ask for.