Getting a good night’s rest after a long day might be even more important than we think it is.
In today’s fast-paced life, time has become a commodity; time is money, we need to do more with less of it and we will never get it back. The urgency of modern day life often means that everything is prioritised over getting good quality sleep. This is somewhat ironic as the body requires sufficient rest in order to be productive.
During deep sleep, human growth hormone are released, restoring your body and muscles from the stress encountered during the day.
Without sufficient sleep, your body makes fewer cytokines, a type of protein that targets infection and inflammation, effectively creating an immune response. Cytokines are both produced and released during sleep, thus sleep, like good nutrition, is critical to maintaining overall health.
Beyond the obvious physical benefits, getting regular, good quality sleep has also been linked to a healthier mental state and improved physiological levels.
According to a report published in the Sleep Health journal, the key determinants for quality sleep include:
- Falling asleep in 30 minutes or less
- Waking up no more than once per night; and
- Being awake for 20 minutes or less after initially falling asleep.
It is undeniable that having a good quality mattress creates the perfect environment for healthier sleep patterns. Considering that the average adult is recommended to get at least 8 hours of sleep per night, getting a comfortable, quality mattress is a good start to ensure that you wake up feeling recharged.
Mattress preferences will naturally differ from person to person, which makes it vital for everyone to thoroughly interrogate the mattress before making a purchase.
The ‘perfect’ mattress is a balance between comfort, support, durability, longevity, motion transfer as well as price.
An ordinary, aged mattress will not do much in terms of providing the extra comfort and coolness that your body requires to get a comfortable sleep.
A brand new Foam Mattress could be exactly what you need to reap the benefits of getting regular, deep sleep.
Visit our Sleep Studio in Benmore and try out our range of beds, mattresses and pillows.