Menopause and Sleep: Choosing the Right Mattress

Menopause and Sleep: Choosing the Right Mattress

If you’re going through menopause or perimenopause, finding the right mattress can be a challenge. You may be experiencing hot flushes and night sweats, which can disrupt your sleep and leave you feeling exhausted. The good news is that natural latex foam mattresses can provide the comfort and support you need to sleep better and feel more refreshed during menopause.

Firstly, what is menopause?

Menopause is the natural biological process that marks the end of the reproductive years for people with uteruses. It is a time of significant physical, mental, emotional, and social transition. During this time, the body stops producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which leads to the end of the menstrual cycle. Menopause typically occurs around age 50 but can happen earlier or later depending on the individual. It is important to be aware of the symptoms of menopause and to talk to their healthcare provider if they have any concerns.

What is perimenopause?

Perimenopause is the stage of a woman's life just before menopause. It usually begins in a woman's 40s and can last for several years. During this time, hormonal changes occur, leading to physical and emotional symptoms like irregular periods, hot flushes, night sweats, and mood swings. Perimenopause is a normal part of aging, and the symptoms experienced during this stage will vary from woman to woman. It is important to talk to your doctor if you are experiencing any of these changes so they can provide advice and support. 

Choosing the right materials

From hot flushes to insomnia, anxiety, and body aches, there are many reasons why a quality sleep surface should be a top priority as you enter perimenopause and menopause. As we enter this new phase, our bodies need great support, and a dipping, sagging, or heat-retaining mattress can contribute to poorer sleep. A natural latex mattress, on the other hand, is designed to keep our spines aligned and our bodies breathing. Natural latex foam mattresses are made from the sap of rubber trees, which is processed to create our pure, luxurious mattresses. Natural latex foam has some great benefits that make it an ideal choice for people going through menopause.

First, natural latex foam is incredibly breathable, which helps to regulate your body temperature and provides a cooler sleeping environment. This is especially beneficial for those experiencing hot flushes, as it helps to keep you cool throughout the night.

Second, natural latex foam is incredibly supportive and comfortable. It supports your spine and the natural posture of your body, providing the support you need to reduce pressure points and help you achieve a more restful night’s sleep.

Third, natural latex foam mattresses are hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites, mould, and bacteria. This is especially beneficial for those with allergies or respiratory issues, as it helps to reduce the risk of irritation. 

Avoid strong smells and fumes

Getting enough rest during perimenopause and menopause can already be a struggle as is. The last thing you’d want to add to that is being engulfed by that new-mattress smell that comes with synthetic mattresses like memory foam. A natural latex mattress like ours is also free from off-gassing. Off-gassing is the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from certain materials and products into the environment. It can occur indoors or outdoors and can have an impact on both human health and the environment and is strongest when a chemical-laden product is brand new.

A Peace Lily mattress comes smell-free out of the box (the only smell that can sometimes be smelt is a gentle pure latex smell that goes away quickly). This is because our mattresses are entirely natural and pure, without any chemical off-gassing.

Opt for natural, supported sleep

No matter where you or a loved one are along in their menopausal journey, choosing a mattress that’s supportive and cooling can make a real difference. Natural latex foam mattresses are an ideal choice for people going through menopause or perimenopause because they provide the breathability and support needed to reduce hot flushes and get a better night’s sleep. Plus, they’re hypoallergenic and naturally resistant to dust mites, mould, and bacteria, making them a great choice for those with allergies or respiratory issues.

If you'd like to see if the Peace Lily mattress is what you've been looking for, know that you can take advantage of our 100-night sleep trial. Try our mattress for 100 nights, and if you don't love it, you can return it and get your money back.

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