Why is Sleep so Important?

Why do we place such a heavy importance on sleep?

Sleep is one of the most powerful tools to ensuring health, wellness, and a long life!
Our brain regulates our body, and sleep regulates our brain, ensuring balanced responses and chemical reactions. This is why we place such a hefty importance on not just sleep, but deep, uninterupted sleep that leaves you feeling well rested and capable to take on the day!

Healthier, Stronger Heart

One of the best reasons to get a great night’s sleep, protecting your heart might not at the front of your mind, but maybe it should be. Several recent studies show links between shortened sleep duration, defined as less than six hours of sleep, and increased risk of heart disease.

That is why we take our job seriously, We believe that finding the best mattress for you is the key to better health and a better life.

Helps You Feel Not Hungry

Great news when it comes to body weight, it may be that if you snooze, you lose! Studies show that lack of sleep seems to be related to an increase in hunger and appetite, and possibly to obesity. According to these studies, people who sleep less than six hours a day were almost 30 percent more likely to become obese than those who slept seven to nine hours.

Crazy as it sounds, not only does sleep loss appear to stimulate the appetite, it also stimulates cravings for high-fat, high-carbohydrate foods. Ongoing studies are considering whether adequate sleep should be a standard part of weight loss programs.

Better Memory

A great night’s sleep makes you feel better. Not only does sleep (on the best mattress) give your body time to rest and recharge, it is crucial to your brain’s ability to learn and remember. While your body sleeps, memories are being formed from the day’s activities.

If you are sleep-deprived, you are at risk of developing a number of serious health problems, such as hypertension, obesity, and diabetes, and your ability to learn and retain new information may be impaired. Without adequate sleep, your brain becomes foggy, your judgment poor, and your fine motor skills hindered.

Surprisingly, studies have shown that going 24 hours without sleep is equal to being drunk, in how it affects your decision making skills and your reflexes.

We believe that the best mattress and the right environment is crucial to a great nights sleep. If you do not get the sleep required:

  • Lack of sleep impairs a person’s ability to focus and learn efficiently.
  • Sleep is necessary to consolidate a memory (make it stick) so that it can be recalled in the future.

Helps Fight Germs

Missing out on deep sleep has been linked to a laundry list of health issues, including those that result from an impaired immune system. So really when you buy a great bed, you’re buying something to help you fight illness. Sleep deprivation suppresses immune system function.

For example, fever response (a way your body fights infection) is higher during sleep. If you don’t rest, your body can’t fight as hard as it should.

How Much Sleep Do You Need?

This varies depending on age, but your best bet is to increase sleep amount when exposed to illness and make sure you get great rest while sleeping. However, for children, ensuring they have the proper amount of rest can be difficult. Without enough rest, a childs growth and development may be negatively impacted. Please note, these are only guidelines, and you should talk to a pediatrition for detailed advice on your childs health needs.

Sleep Needs For Age

The Power Of Sleep

In short, sleep affects nearly every aspect of your life, whether you are concious of it or not! So, make sure the sleep you are getting is enough, and of a great quality, to ensure the ability to live your life to the fullest!