If you’re an athlete, you know how important rest is. When you rely on your body during the day for sports, outdoor activities, and exercise, rest and recovery are essential to keep your body at peak performance.
A crucial part of rest and recovery is getting quality sleep and studies have shown that achieving better sleep can even improve athletic performance.
Before an athletic competition you may find yourself watching your meals, what you drink, and making sure you get to bed early enough, but how often do you think about the mattress you’re sleeping on?
You may have asked yourself “What’s the best pre game meal?” or “How do I properly carb-load before a race?” But have you ever asked, “What’s the best mattress for athletes?”
You can have the best sleep hygiene in the world, but if your mattress doesn’t support your body properly, your sleep will suffer, and your athletic performance and energy levels could be negatively impacted.
Below, we’ll explore the best bed for athletes, and specifically, the best mattress for muscle recovery.
What Factors Determine the Best Mattress for Athletes?
Not all mattresses are made the same, and few mattresses are made specifically with athletes' needs in mind. That’s what makes ErgoSportive different. We design our beds to support the active lifestyle of athletes to maximize recovery and improve overall performance.
To achieve good quality sleep and allow your muscles to properly recover from strenuous physical activities, an athlete’s mattress needs to be very supportive.
A supportive mattress cradles your body and keeps your spine in a neutral position. The neutral position follows the natural curve of your neck, back, and lumbar along your spine. It prevents your spine from being misaligned, which can cause back, neck, and muscle pain.
The ErgoSportive smart bed and ErgoMattress are the perfect combination for athletes. This zero gravity bed mimics the neutral body position developed by NASA to imitate zero gravity in space. The result is an optimal resting position that takes the pressure off of your spine and critical joints, allowing your muscles to rest and recover while you sleep.
Support is essential for the right recovery, but if you don’t feel comfortable in your bed, it can be hard to get to sleep in the first place. A comfortable mattress makes falling asleep, staying asleep, and achieving deep sleep simple.
After a day of high-performance activity, you want nothing more than to sink into your mattress and fall asleep as quickly as possible, and if your mattress doesn’t allow you to do so, there are going to be problems. The ErgoMattress is manufactured with 11 inches of bamboo charcoal-infused memory foam that makes struggling to find comfort a thing of the past.
Another important factor that contributes to the comfort of the mattress is temperature control. While you don’t want to be cold at night, you can always add more blankets to your bed. However, if you overheat at night, staying cool can be difficult. Hot sleepers can experience poor-quality sleep and find themselves waking up at night, disturbing their sleep cycles.
The unique construction of the ErgoMattress allows for superior airflow as well as moisture and odor control. ErgoAir™ channels and the ErgoAirflow™ mattress cover ensure that you won’t overheat and wake up hot in the middle of the night.
With the ErgoMattress you’ll be able to get quality sleep every night and wake up the next day feeling recharged and ready for high-performance activity.
For athletes that like to track their sleep and fitness data, biometric sensors are a must-have feature. That’s why we’ve incorporated advanced biometric sensors into our Adjustable Smart Bed. Our proprietary biometric sensors detect micro-vibrations emitted by the body at night to measure your sleep and health metrics.
You can then easily analyze this data using the ErgoSportive App and share your health metrics with your coach, trainer, or physician. The best part is that the app is included with the bed with no subscription fees. It even connects to Garmin so that the bed incorporates daytime activity into its recovery recommendations. This bed makes accessing personalized sleep data extremely convenient.
Plus, the Adjustable Smart Bed allows you to personalize your bed to achieve the ultimate sleeping position that allows for the best sleep possible.
The Best Pillow for Athletes
Pillows are sometimes overlooked when it comes to getting quality sleep, but they are just as important. If you’ve ever slept at a hotel or a friend’s house where you didn’t like the available pillows, you know just how much pillows can affect your sleep.
If your pillow is too small, too large, too firm, or too soft, you can wake up with a sore neck and achy shoulders after a night of poor sleep.
The ErgoPillow is the ultimate pillow when it comes to properly supporting your head and neck. Similar to our zero gravity bed, the ErgoPillow maintains the natural curvature of the spine to alleviate pressure on the head, neck, and shoulders.
Plus, just like our mattress, this pillow is bamboo charcoal-infused to reduce odor and temperature buildup in order to ensure the best sleep. With the ErgoPillow you can easily achieve deep sleep whether you’re a back, side, or stomach sleeper.
ErgoSportive: The Best Bed for Athletes
Don’t let your old bed negatively affect your athletic performance. If you think that your current mattress may be getting in the way of achieving the best sleep, it’s time to upgrade to ErgoSportive and get the best mattress for muscle recovery on the market.
The ErgoSportive smart bed will allow you to track your health and sleep metrics at night like never before. This data will give you essential information to improve your sleep and boost your athletic performance. Plus, you can use the adjustable base to change your sleeping position to maximize comfort and support.
The ErgoMattress bamboo charcoal-infused memory foam will make falling asleep and regulating your temperature at night easy. If you prefer the bounce and springy support of an innerspring bed, we recommend you try out the ErgoMattress Hybrid. This mattress combines the springy support of innerspring coils with the comfort of ventilated latex and memory foam.
Want to improve your sleep, but have a partner that has different sleep preferences? We’ve got you covered with our split king bed. This bed provides all of the advantages of the ErgoSportive smart bed but allows you to customize your half of the bed so you don’t need to compromise with your partner.
Making a decision to get a new bed is a big one. That’s why we offer a 100-night sleep trial for both of our mattresses. So what’s stopping you? Upgrade to ErgoSportive and experience the best sleep and peak athletic performance!