Why sleep matters
The circulatory system supplies every cell with the nutrients it must have. The liver and kidneys remove toxins from our blood, and the lymphatic system — present throughout our bodies, except our brains —removes waste from our blood and assists in its elimination. Our brains are not part of the lymphatic system: they use a more sophisticated method for clearing out toxins.
Over millions of years, our brains grew in size to occupy a larger portion of our skulls. Ways of keeping the brain clean and sharp evolved, as well. Today, the process of rejuvenating our synopses and neurons — the nerves responsible for life, thought and good health — needs to occur nightly, and it does while we sleep.
Here is the kicker: It only occurs when we reach deep REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep.
When we sleep, we pass through four stages, the last being REM sleep.
During this stage, our heartbeat slows, our blood pressure drops and our body relaxes. Our brain continues to monitor our organs and body functions. When we reach REM sleep, a miracle happens: Cerebrospinal fluid floods our brain, circulates and cleanses its neurons. This process occurs approximately every 90 minutes when we sleep.
Why DOES A mattress matter?
Selecting the proper sleeping system — a combination of mattress and a base / support frame or pillow etc. — is crucial for REM sleep. Sleeping habits can make a Huge difference in the quality of your life. By Having healthy sleeping habits is often referred to as having good sleep hygene and this you will find more so on a Lunar Sleep System!
- Stick to a sleep schedule
- Find a relaxing bedtime ritual.
- Exercise daily.
- Evaluate your room temperature.
- Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows.
- Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and heavy meals in the evening
- Wind your body down – relax yourself before bed time.
- Avoid electronics before bed and whilst in the bedroom
- Lack of sleep can lead to anger
- More sleep, the better your grades!
Better sleep = Responsive Life!
If you’re still having trouble sleeping, don’t hesitate to speak with your doctor or a sleep professional.
You may also benefit from recording your sleep in a Sleep Diary to help you better evaluate common patterns or issues you may see with your sleep or sleeping habits.