I have been having lots of trouble of late with my mattress and let me tell you, it has seriously affected my sleep and thus recovery and of course my moods grrr! So, not having the money to purchase a new set-up for a few more months, I remembered that some of the best sleeps I ever had were on my Thermarest that I use for camping. So last night, I pulled it out, inflated it so it was nice and firm and threw it on the bed and had one of the best, most relaxing and pain-free sleeps I’ve had in years. For once, no back or shoulder pain. It’s unreal how good my body feels.
My girlfriend wasn’t too happy sharing the bed with it, since it managed to work it’s way over to her side and almost forced her onto the floor. This was good, though, as it allowed me to reclaim the sheets and duvet as she struggled to hold on to what little bed territory she could. I usually wake up alsmot hypothermic with no covers at all and can’t get them from her.
So, my point is, pay careful attention to your sleeping surface. Change it up if it isn’t working. If you’re waking up all sore and stiff, it might not be just your workouts, it might be your bed. I know this is common knowledge, but it’s something that might be easy to forget for some.
Oh yeah, if you don’t know what a Thermarest is, it’s a self-inflating mattress, about an inch thick, very lightweight and quite narrow. Keeps you nice and warm and cozy when camping. Beautiful invention.