A Life Well Slept
Sleep is a leading area of health research. And we now have advanced technologies to create mattresses which foster the ideal sleep environment. Healthy sleeping transfers the body into rest and digest mode, which then works to repair cells and balance hormones.
Being well rested has positive effects on your mood, weight, skin, immune system and overall physical and mental wellbeing. In comparison, a lack of sleep has severe consequences on health and quality of life.
Being sleep deprived takes a severe toll on your mental and physical well-being. It has negative effects on your health which you may not even be aware of. Shift workers are predisposed to being affected by the lack of healthy sleep. Having to adjust to sleeping during the day when the body is naturally more 'awake' is challenging. It can cause not only health problems, but social ones too; with many shift workers staying up on the weekend to catch up with friends and family. When this happens, it is a 24/7, seven day cycle of disrupted sleep. This continued cycle of unhealthy sleep has terrible consequences.
Once you travel down the road of the less rested, and you are continually sleep deprived your immune system becomes compromised. This means you are more likely to pick up colds and flus which your well rested friends and family can fight off. Even losing sleep for one week wreaks havoc with your health. Studies show that decreasing sleep in otherwise healthy young men for only one week will decrease their glucose tolerance. Glucose tolerance contributes to the development of Type 2 diabetes.
In addition to compromised immunity, a lack of sleep causes inflammation. Continued inflammation within the body is the leading cause of heart attack, stroke and diabetes. Being tired affects your brain too and lack of sleep will negatively affect both your personal safety, and that of the public. Being sleep deprived has the same effect on driving skills as driving intoxicated. Hand eye coordination is impaired, and the ability for the brain to react quickly is greatly reduced.
If you regularly skip sleep in favour of long nights working, socialising or even tossing and turning on an old mattress- it could be effecting your waistline. Lack of sleep negatively affects hormones which keep the body in balance, and can lead to a sluggish metabolism. Some studies suggest that a lack of sleep can lead to overeating, a number one cause of weight gain and obesity.
It is true when Benjamin Franklin said, "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." It is never too late to make a positive difference to your sleeping habits. While important to encourage healthy sleeping from an early age, you are never too old to receive the great night's sleep you deserve. If you are looking for a sleep solution; the Healthy Life Mattress has been specifically designed to help achieve a wonderful night's sleep for a healthier you.
With an intense spring unit (AU pat pend) with approximately six times more springs than a conventional mattress, your spine gets more intrinsic support and the result is you will wake up more refreshed. An ergonomic zoning supports your body by replicating the standing position when you are lying down. This is when the body has the least amount of stress and can offer a reduction of pain in the neck, shoulder and back. And last but certainly not least the premium Australian Made padding system gives the perfect amount of support and ultimate comfort.
The healthier you sleep, the healthier you are. A life well slept, is a life well lived.