The Truth About Sleep
Are you risking your health by not getting enough shut-eye? Sleep is more important than you think. Proven studies and research have shown that sleep is indisputably vital to maintaining good health. Yet people still continue to listen to rumors and misconceptions that suggest that proper rest is inessential. Here are a few commonly believed rumors, and the truth to dispel them:
- "As you get older you don't need as much sleep"- It is often said that as you age you don't require as much sleep as you did when you were younger. Perhaps it was reasoned that because your body has finished developing, you don't need as much sleep to grow! However, this is not true. Sleep's purpose for adults is to energize us for the next day. Some of us are busier than others, and it can seem impossible to find time to get a good night's sleep. The key is to remember that getting proper rest will make it easier to make it through your daily life.
- "You are ONLY resting while you sleep"- Sleeping is definitely more than just resting. It is important to understand that sleep has major impact on your physical and emotional state. As you sleep your body repairs itself from the strains and stresses experienced the previous day. If you don't get the right amount of sleep, you can wake up with a sore body. Or worse, cranky. Not getting enough sleep can leave you sluggish. This is likely to leave you irritable and unfocused throughout the day. To remain focused and energetic, it is best to remember the importance of a good night's sleep.
- "Bedtime doesn't matter"- Some people believe that sleeping patterns are unimportant. Are you constantly trying to catch up on your sleep? You can't make up for lost sleep by "sleeping in" later. It is best to sleep regularly to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
- "You can sleep on any old mattress"- You can fall asleep on any mattress, this is true. But for the most restorative and beneficial sleep possible, it is best to invest in a good mattress. A mattress that can prevent tossing and turning and ensure absolute comfort. Try our memory foam mattress, or even a pillow, to treat yourself to a better night's sleep! Do you practice healthy sleeping habits?