The best bed for athletes
Whether you are a serious competitor or just a weekend jogger, I am sure that you get frustrated when you are not doing better or beating your personal bests that you work so hard at achieving. Here we look at the best bed for athletes.
If you have chosen to live the active lifestyle it means that you invest a lot of time, effort and money into improving your performance and there is nothing more frustrating than hitting the plateau. It could be that you get stuck in a certain time sector that you can’t improve or that the weight you are trying to lift is just not getting off the ground. The problem remains, you are stuck.
You try all different types of diets, protein bars, energy snacks, running shoes and whatever other gadgets and gimmicks are available. Nothing works.
If this is happening to you, you may just need to just close your eyes and sleep, yes sleep. But not just any sleep, you are looking for quality sleep. That in itself provides another hurdle. You are often up at 4.30 to get to the gym or on the road, that after working till 11 the night before. How on earth are you supposed to get quality sleep when you cant even get the prescribed 8 hours at night? The answer is in your sleep hygiene, and of course, the correct mattress. To get the low down on sleep hygiene please check out this useful article https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/sleep-hygiene
Now as far as your bed is concerned, there are a three main features that are essential in achieving quality sleep that is so important for your physical recovery and performance.
The first is circulation. your mattress should be soft enough for your blood to flow properly, this helps the muscles get the right amount of nutrients and hormones essential for recovery, repair and growth.
The second is comfort or support. Your body is a machine and it needs to be tuned to it’s best settings. This means that the correct posture is maintained during sleep. You can’t train with a stiff back or sore neck. Can you imagine doing a triathlon with a stiff neck? Not so much fun right?
The third essential feature is a cooling, soft comfort layer. While you are running or working out, your joints come under a tremendous amount of stress and strain. And they need to recover properly. A surface that has the properties of an ice pack without the uncomfortable cold combined with the cushion effect is a winner.
Our gel infused memory foam Ortho tec gel is a the leader of the race when it comes to checking all of the boxes for the best bed for athletes and you can check out its properties here.