When you get better sleep, it lets your body recover over the course of the night. You live healthier and it allows your attitude to be happier by keeping your brain chemistry balanced.
It’s about quality, not quantity.
We have learned from sleep studies over the last couple of decades that how many hours you sleep may not be as important as the quality of the sleep you get. If you’re getting proper sleep, you may only require five or six hours of sleep. Every person is unique and our needs really vary. So, it’s all about creating the proper environment for better sleep.
One way to create a good environment for sleep is to eliminate any distractions and things that would normally signal your body to be awake. Laptops, cell phones and TVs are a big part of things that signal our body’s skin that it’s still time to stay awake. The blue light that comes from these devices tells our body that it’s awake time.
Proper support is important
Mattresses are probably a good 70 – 80% of the way to get naturally better sleep. A good portion of the reason we need sleep aids is because we don’t have the right support underneath us or we don’t have the proper pressure relief and it’s causing us to toss and turn.
When you have the proper support, your body’s able to relax. When you don’t have the proper support, your muscles are still doing all the work to hold your spinal structure in place and hold your body in that structure. Having the correct support allows your muscles to relax and releases all that tension. It takes away all the energy that’s required to keep you in position, because now the bed is doing all the work, suspending you in your sleep surface. Now, all those systems within you can shut off. It allows your body to slow down and your metabolism to slow down. Your oxygen supply balances and it allows you to really calm down to the point where sleep is inevitable.
Make sure it’s right for you
No two people are alike in their support needs. That’s why we have so many mattress choices on the floor. It allows us to help you find the best mattress for you. That’s where our Zeez technology comes into play. It can help us determine what is the best mattress to make sure you’re getting better sleep.
You don’t have to compromise if you sleep with a partner, either. Zeez can help find a balance where both partners can find a happy place in the mattress, where they’re both getting the support and comfort they need to make sure both of them are getting better sleep.
|This part of a series on how to sleep better written by Matt Cox, one of Grand’s top Sleep Specialists and one of our Assistant Store Managers.
If you have questions/comments for Matt, or to schedule some time with one of our Sleep Specialists, please email MattressExpert@grandhomefurnishings.com.