The importance of a good mattress for your child – Start young as a preventative measure

“Sleep is the power source that keeps your mind alert and calm. Every night and at every nap, sleep recharges the brain’s battery.Sleeping well increases brainpower just as weight lifting builds stronger muscles, because sleeping well increases your attention span and allows you to be physically relaxed and mentally alert at the same time. Then you are at your personal best.” (Marc Weissbluth, MD, Author of Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child)

The average child has quite a busy schedule including school, extra mural activities, homework and errands at home – plus social and play time. By the end of the day, their body is exhausted and in need of a good rest. Children should sleep approximately 10-12 hours a night in order to recharge their bodies and brains. Therefore the importance of a good mattress for your child is vital.

Many parents spend considerable time and money on the best quality accessories, such as an ergonomical desk and chair, the correct shoes (especially for sports) as well as the additional equipment required for these. Few parents, however, consider how their children’s bodies rest each day in order to recover from the day’s activities and in preparation for the next day.

A growing spine is very flexible and more adaptable to stress in children. However, this very flexibility makes a growing spine more susceptible to more permanent deformative issues when placed under pressure for long periods of time, such as 10-12 hours of sleep per night on an unsupportive mattress. A good quality mattress and pillow, such as TEMPUR, will provide the much needed support for your growing children to safe-keep their health as they grow older.

Their mattress should conform to the body, giving your children a restful and rejuvenating sleep, every night. TEMPUR’s unique temperature sensitive material gently conforms to the shape of the body offering a perfect balance of total comfort and superior support – soft where you want it, firm where you need it.

The TEMPUR range includes mattresses, pillows, and adjustable bases, as well as accessories and linen.

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