Instead of trying the latest fad diet, maybe you should consider buying a new mattress.

Is your mattress making you fat? Well, not literally. However, it can be negatively impacting your quality of sleep, which in turn can make it difficult for your body to work efficiently at shedding pounds. Instead of trying the latest fad diet, maybe you should consider buying a new mattress.

It’s a fact that your hormones, including leptin and ghrelin, are affected by how little or how much sleep you get. Why do those two hormones matter? Because both leptin and ghrelin affect your appetite. Too little sleep causes a drop in leptin levels, which leaves you feeling unsatisfied even after you eat. To make matters worse, lack of sleep causes an increase in ghrelin, which increases your appetite. Put these two conditions together, and you will most likely find yourself binge snacking in an attempt to feel full.

Although other factors certainly come into play in the battle of the bulge, the bottom line is that you need a good night’s sleep, preferably 7-8 hours per night. To that end, you may want to look into buying a new mattress in order to improve your quality of sleep.

There is no “one size fits all” approach to mattresses. That’s why it is important to “test drive” several kinds before selecting the one that is right for you. There are mattresses designed for back sleepers, side sleepers, stomach sleepers, or a combination thereof. There are varying degrees of thickness from plush to firm. Finally, there are different types of mattress construction from coils to memory foam. Selecting the right one can be challenging, so it’s important to shop at a store that specializes in nothing but mattresses and that has an experienced sales staff to answer any questions and help you determine which mattress best suits your specific sleep needs.

At Parklane Mattresses, we have a large selection of inventory in stock, and we invite you to check us out online, or visit one of our 10 locations. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you in buying a new mattress so that you can start reaping the benefits of a good night’s sleep. Who knows? You might lose a few pounds in the process.