Wizards, I need your knowledge and wisdom. I'm trying to change my sleeping habits, I have severe sleep problems, one of the reasons are my allergies, but other reason I suspect is a sleep disorder, like delayed sleep phase disorder. The perspective im taking is to reconsider every aspect of sleep, and i started to question if a spring mattress is the best choice.
I started to research on the bed choices of societies that weren't influenced by western customs, and the bed solutions previous to modern mattress in older civilizations. The information is practically non existant, theres no research on mattress technology, and the mattress industry is prone to put misinformation (you can check this out just by googling it)https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rvlA9UxGvSg
So i want to make this thread to share information and learn if you want to contribute with your knowledge or experiences. I will go updating with more information on the thread as time passes.
The only and first thing you will find out there, is this article writen by physiotherapist Michael Tetley, "Instinctive sleeping and resting postures: an anthropological and zoological approach to treatment of low back and joint pain", where he says that a hard flat surface or the floor are the best resting locations for humans. He concludes this after studying various cultures around the world. The article doesn't have scientific rigour, its mainly the experiences and observations of this doctor, and according to his story you start to doubt his integrity (the guy is blind, says he lost his vision commanding a war batallion of Kenyans) but thats other thing. I think he has a point.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1119282/https://whyy.org/segments/a-physiotherapist-traveled-the-world-studying-sleep-and-says-most-of-us-do-it-wrong/