Nothing can prepare you better for any day than a good night’s sleep. Coffee can perk you up, but a deep comfortable sleep will absolutely jumpstart your day. Experts say that you get the best sleeping when you fall asleep within 15 minutes, get 6 to 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep, wake up without an alarm, and feel rested. Are you enjoying these? If not, check the reasons for your sleep deficiency. You have heard these before, but you need to hear them again; Stress, caffeine, alcohol, over-exercise, afternoon naps, and sleeping comfort have major effects on the quality of your sleep. And what contributes to a good night’s sleep? With clean linen, reduced blue light at night (electronic devices emit these lights), controlled room temperature and noise, and a relaxing hot bath, an otherwise healthy person, is expected to sleep well.
Why do you think people sleep better in hotels? It’s because they have a good quality mattress. The quality of the bed is a highly integral factor to assure that the person lying on it gets the best restful sleep. So, here is a list of reasons stating why a good quality mattress is a great investment for your health:
- Enhances Mood
Have you noticed yourself getting cranky when you don’t get enough sleep? You become irritable, temperamental, moody and, in extreme situations, depressed. It is because sleep deprivation keeps the part of the brain called the amygdala, responsible for our “flight or fight” response, to be on high alert. Lack of sleep causes you to be always in the “fight” mode.
- Mental Health
Long term short-sleepers most likely develop cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. These diseases decrease blood flow into the brain. Reduced blood flow and oxygen affect the brain’s ability to function well, causing issues like memory gaps, inability to focus, disorientation and even memory loss.
- Eases Allergy
Suppose you have been sleeping on the same bed for years and can’t get rid of an allergy. Dust mites from your bed could be one reason. By getting a new bed, you’ll be able to get rid of them and maintain good health. However, do clean the new bed properly and periodically to avoid any more mites infestation.
- Relieves Aches and Pains
Hotel beds can be so comfortable, especially when complemented with high-thread linens. But high-thread linens can be very expensive and impractical for some. Hence, it would be wise for all to invest in a good mattress with memory foam since it conforms to your body as you move, provides good support as it adjusts to your body’s alignment, relieves you of pain on pressure points by cushioning your body and reduces impact as you unconsciously move on the bed throughout the night.
- Heart Health
Blood pressure dips during sleep. This allows the heart to rest. Lack of sleep causes your blood pressure to be in active-mode 24/7. This stresses the heart and, in the long run, causes hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.
- Weight Control
When you are sleep-deprived, hormones in your brain called leptin and ghrelin, responsible for appetite control, get out of whack. And then, you will have less control of your appetite, and since you’ll be feeling dead tired, you will not have the energy to move around or exercise.
- Improved Immune System
Cytokines are an important part of the immune system. They are mediators of communication within the immune system for defence against diseases. Cytokines’ production is reduced when sleep is deprived.
- Blood Sugar Control
Insulin is the hormone that removes glucose from the blood. Lack of sleep increases cortisol production (also called the stress hormone), which inhibits insulin production, causing an increase of sugar in the blood.
Invest in a good quality mattress today and enjoy deep healing sleep each night since it is not always the quantity that matters, but the quality.