Drinking an extra (or in some cases, several extra) cups of coffee to help you wake up from a bad night’s rest is not the answer.
Did you know that drinking coffee first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach causes Ulcers, IBS, and Acidity? Many of the compounds in coffee like caffeine and the various acids found in coffee beans can irritate your stomach and the lining of your small intestine.
Heavy coffee drinkers may have difficulty getting enough minerals in their diet, even if they eat mineral rich foods or take supplements. This is due to the way coffee affects iron absorption in your stomach and particularly your kidneys ability to retain calcium, zinc, magnesium and other important minerals.
Sleeping on a bad mattress should be punishment enough to your body; don’t cover the main problem by drinking too much coffee.
Continuing to sleep on a bad mattress, or one that you did not test and pick out for yourself, can cause serious side effects:
- The Obvious: Pain
- Sleep Deprivation – which can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
- Weight Gain
- Premature Aging of the Skin
So, if any of this applies to you, swing by the nearest Sleep Outfitters mattress store and let the Pro’s help you find your perfect mattress. Afterall, sleep is the second best thing you can do in a bed… next to Scrabble, of course.