Sleep loss can take a toll on your whole body, mentally and physically.
Our bodies, no matter how different they are wired, need to get a certain number of hours of sleep. Whether it be sleeping through the night, or a mere cat nap, your body asks you to insure that it gets the rest it needs. And when it doesn’t, your body speaks up!
The amount of sleep you’re getting can alter your:
While you sleep, your body goes quiet but your brain stays busy– overseeing maintenance that keeps your body running and preparing you for the next day.
It’s important to recognize that the ideal number of hours your body needs to sleep ought to be interpreted as continuous sleep. Sleep fragmentation (interrupted sleep) interferes with the sleep restoration process, and this can lead to major mental and physical breakdown.
It’s important to examine whether or not you suffer from sleep deprivation, or any other sleep issues you may wonder about. Don’t hesitate to ask yourself what could be the cause(s).
People spend up to one-third of their lives asleep, which explains why sleep is a major indicator of our overall health and well-being. When your sleep is failing, it is a sign that something is amiss health-wise. Keeping track of your “sleep health” should remain a question for you to ask throughout your lifespan.
If you can answer yes to one or more of these questions, you may need to re-evaluate your sleeping situation and look for ways to help increase the number of hours you sleep without interruption, per night.
The National Sleep Foundation shared the results of a world-class study, and updated the guidelines on how much sleep you really need at your age.
Eighteen leading researchers and scientists came together to form the National Sleep Foundation’s expert panel to come up with the recommended sleep times for your age. The panel included six sleep specialists and representatives from organizations such as the American Association of Anatomists, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Chest Physicians and many more.
They participated in a tedious scientific process that included reviewing over 300 current scientific publications and voting on how much sleep is needed throughout the average lifespan.
The summary includes:
The journey towards better sleep should include healthy nutrition and exercise, as well as investing in a proper mattress that meets your needs!
There are some things that can help yourself get on the right path towards a better night’s sleep:
Fragmented sleep has been commonly attributed to a poor mattress. The good news is that Mattress World Northwest offers multiple mattresses that can cater to each individual’s needs and sleep positions.
These amazing mattresses let you control the level of softness or firmness in your bed using the millimeters mercury scale (mm/Hg), the medical-standard. Each bed has over 45 comfort settings, allowing you to enjoy a highly customized sleep experience, reduce tossing and turning, and wake up feeling well-rested and rejuvenated
Take the first step towards your best night’s rest by coming to one of our many locations and trying out our beds for yourself!