Thursday, October 18, 2018

Four Reasons You Need the Right Bed and Mattress to Get Enough Sleep

Go-getters are fond of the saying “if you snooze, you lose.” We disagree, and not just because we happen to sell bedroom furniture and mattresses! The amount of sleep you need is directly related to your age and lifestyle.

These are the sleep times necessary based on age:

  • Newborns/infants: 12-18 hours
  • Toddlers/preschoolers: 11-14 hours
  • Children/teens: 8.5-11 hours
  • Adults: 7-9 hours

 queen bed with upholstered headboard

First the Bad News, Then the Good

Are you meeting YOUR sleep requirements? Here are four reasons you should put a lot of thought into your bed and mattress so you get the recommended amount of sleep every night according to doctors and researchers. First, the negative. We know it sounds like scare tactics but they’re true. Here are two health consequences if your bed and/or mattress are not right for you so you’re not getting your Zs:

  • Lack of focus and alertness. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatigue is related to 100,000 car accidents per year in the U.S.
  • Long-term health problems. Heart disease, high blood pressure, and strokes are a lot more likely if you suffer from a chronic sleep disorder.

Wow. That got grim fast, didn’t it? On a lighter note, here are two reasons why getting sufficient sleep is paramount for improving your day-to-day life:

  • Improve daily awareness. Getting the proper amount of sleep directly correlates to faster learning, enhanced memory, and overall problem-solving. Stay on top of your game, at work and in the rest of your life.
  • Stay beautiful. That old line about “beauty sleep” is for real! You get better skin quality, such as fewer wrinkles and bags under your eyes.

We are not saying you need to sleep like a koala (22 hours a day), but the sleep experts do think it is critical the you and your loved ones are within the guidelines mentioned above. The question isn’t “can I afford to improve my sleep cycle?” The question is “can I afford NOT to?”

 queen mattress

Take Care When Choosing Your Bed and Mattress

Therefore, whether you love panel headboards, canopy beds, or a sleigh bed dominating your bedroom furniture, make sure you get a size roomy enough for you and maybe a partner. America loves queen beds, but maybe a king size is better for your frame. With advances in memory foam mattresses the options are limitless, from models that keep you cool under the covers to gel infusion to lessen motion disturbance. Maybe you need the softness of a Euro top on your mattress while its firm pocketed coils and foam center literally do the heavy lifting, taking over from your muscles so they can recover from their day’s work and your mind is free to literally dream, the deepest and actually the most healing form of sleep.

If you are tired of being tired, maybe it’s time to wake up. OK, you still with us? Good… because 5th Avenue Furniture is here to lend a hand. If you need assistance with finding the right fit for your needs, don’t hesitate to stop by our Detroit, MI store soon!

No comments:

Post a Comment