Have you ever taken the time to evaluate your sleeping schedule or paid close attention to the sleeping habits you have formed? Life can often be unpredictable, but, creating a healthy sleeping routine is imperative when it comes down to taking care of our health and overall performance efficiency.
It’s no secret that there are many outlying factors such as the type of mattress we use, our sleeping accommodations, and work schedules that can all have an impact on our sleeping routine and promote irregular sleeping patterns. Regardless, we should try our best to prioritize establishing a healthy sleep schedule in order to perform our day-to-day tasks to the best of our abilities.
Think about it this way, you wouldn’t stop charging your phone once it reached 20%, would you? Of course not, you would leave it charging until it is fully ready to go. What about your car? Would you only partially fill the tank? Again, it’s likely you’re going to fully fill the tank or else you might run the risk of not having enough gas to get around. Our bodies work the same way, we are basically complex biological machines that need the proper amount of sleep in order to recharge and function to the best of our abilities.
We understand that due to certain necessary responsibilities such as work or school, we tend to force our bodies to adapt to poor sleeping schedules. So, how exactly are we supposed to get the ideal amount of sleep to ensure we stay healthy while still obliging to our daily responsibilities?
A recent study from the University of Michigan discovered that being exposed to natural sunlight will help you fall asleep faster. Based on their findings, they suggest spending some time outdoors in order to improve your overall sleep quality.
Numerous studies have also shown that artificial light does not affect our bodies the way natural sunlight does or provides any health benefits. In light of these studies, we recommend taking the time to implement short breaks during your work or school schedule where you walk outside, enjoy the sunlight, and clear your mind.
A smartphone app created by researchers at the University of Michigan is shedding light on people’s sleeping patterns around the world. Their data findings showed that women tend to go to sleep earlier and wake up later than men, getting around 30 more minutes of sleep on average. The average sleeping duration for U.S. residents was around 7.87 hours, well below the average sleeping duration of other countries.
The studies also showed that middle-aged men get the least amount of sleep ranging below seven hours of sleep per day. Sleep deprivation can take a toll on our bodies resulting in multiple negative side effects that will not only impact our health but our daily performance as well.
If you want to find out whether or not you are getting the proper amount of sleep, try monitoring your sleeping patterns with an app. Here are a few recommended apps from lifehacker that will help you more accurately track your sleep:
As we mentioned before, there are multiple outlying factors that can lead to bad sleeping habits, and lucky for you we happen to be experts in one of the key components to getting amazing sleep. The type of mattress and overall sleeping set-up you have can majorly impact the comfort and quality of your sleep, that’s why we have selected three premium products that pair phenomenally well with each other to ensure your sleeping experience is unbeatable.
Why We Love It: The Stearns and Foster Lux Estate Hybrid Pollock Ultra Plush Mattress is crafted to support your personal sleeping style while delivering the highest level of comfort. Complete with intellicoils, a one-of-a-kind innerspring design created to provide highly adaptive support complementing every type of sleeper. This unique intellicoil design is a dual coil system that has a longer coil surrounding a shorter coil within, because of this dual supported structure the coils collaborate to deliver an impressive support system.
This mattress also features modern cooling technology and a built-in indulge memory foam layer that guarantees premium pressure relief and comfort. Not to mention the ease 3.0 power base that grants you full control with nearly unlimited head and foot lift positions ideal for reading, working, or watching TV.
Why We Love It: This pillow is infused with temperature-regulating gel drawing heat away from your body promoting a cooler more enjoyable sleep. The ActiveDough foam Offers the perfect amount of contouring relief that pairs impeccably well with all sleeping styles.
Our Pick: Malouf Bamboo Sheet Set
Why We Love It: An extremely breathable fabric, these antibacterial and order-resistant bamboo sheets are built to maintain a crisp cooling effect and repel moisture away from your body. There are multiple advantages to owning bamboo sheets, so make sure to head on over to our Bamboo Sheets and Their Benefits article for more in-depth information on these impeccable sheets.
Bedzzz Express has convenient mattress store locations throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee. Take the first step in enhancing your sleep and visit any of our in-store locations to discuss the ideal sleeping set-up for you.