Being a bodybuilder means taking your health to the next level. Spending hours at the gym, doing the right exercises, and eating the right diet are all important for bodybuilders to maintain their physique and strength. Another important factor? How much sleep they get.
Why Is Sleep Extra Important for Bodybuilders?
Yes, sleep is important for everyone. But if you’re an athlete, every little detail counts when it comes to maintaining your health. In the case of bodybuilders, weightlifting is strenuous on the body, and sleep is the best time for them to recover and build muscle.
Sleep is when your body produces a natural growth hormone. This hormone only releases during deep uninterrupted sleep. That’s one of the subgoals along a bodybuilder’s muscle-building journey.
For this reason, it’s important to look at all the factors that could affect their sleep – and that includes the type of mattress they sleep on.
There are several important things to consider in looking for a durable and quality mattress for a bodybuilder and his or her particular body type. These are: firmness and support, cushioning, temperature regulation, size, and any bonus features provided by a bed.
These are all points where the Ecosa Mattress shines. So, let’s look at how it stacks up as a good mattress for bodybuilders.
Firmness and Support
The right mattress firmness is crucial to getting a good night’s sleep. If it’s too hard and it feels like sleeping on a plank of wood. Too soft and you’ll be sinking right into the mattress.
For someone as heavy as a bodybuilder, especially in the 100kg+ range, a soft mattress is not the way to go. Mattresses should support proper spinal alignment while allowing foam contouring to the shape of a person’s body in just the right amount. This way, the body’s pressure points have a better support system, granting relief to the upper and lower back. You’ll then prevent neck and back pain because of this.
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For bodybuilders, their body weight would cause a softer mattress to sag, which is not good for several reasons, especially if they’re looking for deep uninterrupted sleep. Instead, medium-firm mattresses or firm mattresses have higher density foam that hold up a bodybuilder’s body.
However, mattress firmness is a preference, which can also depend on a bodybuilder’s usual sleeping position. Whether you are a stomach sleeper, back sleeper, or side sleeper, just make sure that your body is supported correctly with your spine aligned as much as possible.
The Ecosa Mattress has 3 layers of adjustable firmness levels: medium, medium-firm, and firm. Each layer is engineered to support the spine’s natural alignment while being strong enough to support a bodybuilder’s weight. Just switch out the top layer for another to find the right firmness level for you!
Be careful when picking a firmer mattress. While it may support spinal alignment, if a mattress is too firm, it may not contour to your body shape and may put unnecessary pressure on certain body points. Instead of making you feel pressure relief, you may end up in more pain.
Make sure your mattress is firm while still having enough comfort layers to relieve the pressure points on your body.
The Ecosa Mattress in a box has 2 memory foam layers, so your bed adjusts to your body shape, providing support while still letting you choose your mattress firmness level.
The more you work out, the hotter you get – in the literal sense of the word. The more muscle tissue you build, the higher your metabolic rate. You also generate more heat and expend energy as a result.
Even at rest, that faster metabolism causes people with more muscle to warm up. In the case of bodybuilders who have incredibly low body fat percentages, warm mattresses can increase their body heat even more at night and prevent them from entering deep sleep.
With pin-core holes in every layer, the Ecosa Mattress regulates temperature by letting air circulate freely. Hot sleepers will feel more airflow while in bed, so you’ll stay cool even during sleep.
Bodybuilders come in all shapes and sizes, and the right mattress is one that is big enough to support the full length of the body. Don’t pick a new mattress that lets your feet hang off the edge!
Choose the bed that cushions pressure points from head to toe. This way, your body is relaxed and ready for a better sleep experience.
Our high-quality mattress comes in 7 sizes: single, long single, king single, double, queen, king, and super king. Make sure it’s big enough for you and anyone you might be sharing it with so that there’s no waking up in the middle of the night.
The Ecosa Mattress is waterproof. Technologically designed not to absorb moisture and sweat, you can be sure that your mattress breathes even better, leaving you feeling cool, comfortable, and clean when you go to bed.
Every person is different, and even for athletes like them, the best mattress for bodybuilders all comes down to personal preferences at the end of the day. Just remember – poor sleep is bad for muscle recovery. Pick a mattress that is right for your body, and it will go a long way.
So for all the bodybuilders out there, how does the Ecosa Mattress stack up? Order one today. We’ll give you a free trial period of 100 days to see if it’s right for you. And if it doesn’t work out? No hard feelings! We’ll even pick it up and give you a full refund, no problem (though we doubt you’ll ever want to let it go).