Did you know, according to the National Institutes of Health, there are 70 million Americans who suffer from sleep problems?  Do you suffer from insomnia?  It may be helpful for you to know that it may be your mattress.  If you have purchased your mattress more than 5 years ago and have ruled out depression, stress, and consuming caffeine or eating close to bedtime, it may be time for a new mattress!

Apparently taking a "rest test" in the stores helped consumers feel confident about their mattress purchases.  In a survey given to 5900 participants, of those who bought a brand new mattress within the past five years, 72 percent who spent at least 10 minutes lying on the mattress in the store were very or completely satisfied once they bought it. When compared to those who spent little or not time trying out the bed, 62 percent said they were as happy. Overall about three quarters of the people who were surveyed reported that their sleep problems had improved since getting a new mattress.

Also in this survey, which was done by Consumer Reports, they found about three quarters of the people who were surveyed reported that their sleep problems had improved since getting a new mattress.  Some other reported findings are that people who ordered a foam mattress (memory or latex) were far more pleased with their choice than those who bought an innerspring type. Other interesting survey results included the fact that cost did not seem to factor into how satisfied people were with their mattress purchase. People were satisfied with their purchase regardless of how much the mattress cost.  There were 64% who were satisfied who spent less than $2,000, 72% were satisfied and spent between $2,000 and $4,000 or 75 percent who were completely satisfied and spent more than $4,000.  

If your mattress is at least eight years old and you do not sleep as well as you used to, consider purchasing a new one. First, rule out other causes of insomnia, including depression, stress, and consuming caffeine or eating close to bedtime. Participants of the survey explained that visiting stores to browse and compare prices and getting advice from friends and family had helped influence their decision. And once you start shopping, try lying down on the job, this should really ensure you make the right purchasing decision.

Currently on Nature's Sleep Facebook page you can enter their sweepstakes to win The Sapphire, Gel-Infused, Memory Foam Mattress.  This mattress is valued up to $3,500 and is the ultimate in cool pressure-free sleeping comfort.