You’ve been sitting on the couch watching TV or reading a book, but your eyes are getting heavy. You stretch out to get into a little bit more relaxed position, and before you know it your whole body feels really heavy and you feel the pull of sleep. You look at your watch and you see that you have time to catch a nap. You could go to your bedroom, but you’re feeling so comfortable here on the couch that you just close your eyes and let yourself doze off.
Then, when you wake up a few minutes or an hour later, instead of feeling rested and relaxed, your neck is killing you and your back is completely stiff. You knew it was a mistake to snooze on the couch instead of heading to the bedroom, but you did it anyway, and now you’re paying the price.
Sound familiar? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. However, when you read a few of these reasons not to nap on the couch, you might not ever make that mistake again.
Couches Are Breeding Grounds for Bacteria
Whether your kids are in the habit of snacking while they watch cartoons on the couch or you just had a bunch of friends over to hang out and watch the game, chances are really good that your couch isn’t the most sanitary piece of furniture in your home.
Think of all the people who sit on your couch on a regular basis. Now think about where you’re laying your head down when you take a catnap on the couch. Pretty gross, right? On the other hand, if you choose to go take a nap on an Amore Beds mattress made with copper ion bonded textiles, you’ll be sleeping on a naturally antibacterial mattress. And you can be pretty sure that no one has put their bottom where your head will be, too.
Get Better Rest in Your Bed
Not only can sleeping in your bed help you avoid untold numbers of germs and bacteria, but you’ll also get better rest there. Basically, when you fall asleep on the couch in the living room, you’re most likely going to be falling asleep in front of the TV, as well as the cable box, your house’s modem, and other electronics.
All those light sources work together to keep you at least partially awake. So, if you doze off on the couch in front of all of them, you’re less likely to wake up from your nap feeling refreshed and you’re more likely to decide to continue to snooze fitfully instead of getting up to be productive or spend time with your family.
That Soft Couch Is Terrible for Your Back and Neck
Finally, couches are designed for comfortably sitting and lounging. As a result, they’re really soft, which is great for watching a movie but terrible for sleeping. Those soft cushions won’t support your spine, and you’re more than likely going to wake up with a crick in your neck and a sore back, even if you only spend a few minutes trying to catch some Z’s.
If your mattress isn’t tempting enough to make you want to leave the couch, you might want to check out some of the great options available from Amore Beds. These mattresses have copper ion bonded fabric to promote cleanliness and healing, and you can get a split mattress, so that one side is perfect for you while the other is perfect for your partner. Check out all of these amazing mattress options today, and you won’t ever be tempted to catch that catnap on the couch again.