Waking up to the importance of sleep… and why your mattress could be the reason for your sleepless nights
29 August 2017
Be honest! How often have you arrived at work in the morning and been overwhelmed by a barrage of uncontrollable yawns? Embarrassing isn’t it - trying to sheepishly explain why you can’t keep your mouth shut in an important meeting!
And when that unwelcome, yet very familiar and persistent sensation of fatigue overcomes you, what do you do? Grab a series of caffeine fixes in an attempt to remain focused during the day, or an energy drink that gives you a high and then… wow what a crash afterwards! Doesn’t sound like that’s a long-term solution, if at all!
To make it worse, while you feel like during the day you can’t stay awake - it may seem that when you finally get to your bed at night, you can’t sleep either. Almost as if your body is fighting against you, operating on some random time zone.
If this sounds familiar, you’re obviously not getting enough sleep at night. It’s time to do something about it, so start investing in good sleep right now.
Live and eat well… just by sleeping well!
I’ve heard it said by a lot of people “I’ll sleep when I’m dead”. I’m thinking, well if you don’t sleep you will be dead soon! A study by the Huffington Post 1 found that men who slept for less than six hours a night were four times more likely to die over a 14-year period. Scary, isn’t it? But it’s true, so pay attention, unless you want to accelerate your trip to the grave…
And believe it or not, lack of sleep makes you hungrier! Who knew that getting good sleep means less eating? That means I’m one step closer to my awesome spring body! The choice is obvious if you want to live better.
So, start sleeping well today with designer beds, bases, pillows & linens from Vencasa and build your ultimate sleep sanctuary today.
Get a bed for your heart
Literally, I was gobsmacked when I heard this but did you know that you have a 48% percent higher risk of developing heart disease if you sleep for less than six hours a night? That’s according to a study posted by The National Centre for Biotechnology Information 2.
So why not take care of your heart and a choose a good bed that allows you to sleep well and get a good night’s rest? Don’t let too little sleep stress your heart, but rather treat your heart with a good place to rest, laugh, cry and be yourself. After all, the Dalai Lama himself said, “Sleep is the best meditation” and I think that’s a good idea.
I know what you’re thinking... You have work to do, you need to stay up for deadlines, kids etc., how can a person possibly prioritise sleep in this day and age... Well, here are 3 top reasons why you need to sleep now and sleep soundly.1
1. A good night’s sleep means you’re on your way to a better day
Has anybody ever asked you - “did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed?” In other words, your lack of sleep has left you in a foul mood and we don’t want to associate with you while you’re exhibiting such a terrible attitude! The funny thing is this statement has scientific truth to it. Your sleep - or lack of it - does affect your mood and the way you feel. Lack of sleep means higher stress levels and increased blood pressure.
You don’t want that, do you? So, turn things around, put your emotions back in check and invest in good sleep today. Time waits for no man! Devote yourself now to good sleep and siesta, the Italian way on a high-quality Italian Magnfilex bed and you’ll soon have people asking you for “some of whatever you had in the morning!”
2. The future is shaped by your dreams – so stop wasting time and go to sleep!
If you find yourself on a downward spiral to no man’s land - you know that place where creativity goes to die, where writers experience mental block and it feels as if you’re running around in circles – there’s a simple way to curb this. Say it with me, simply get a good night's sleep!
Sleep improves learning, enhances your problem-solving skills and your ability to perform. While you're sleeping, your brain is busy preparing for the next day. It's forming new pathways to help you learn and remember information. If you starve your brain from the sleep it so desperately needs, it can’t prep itself for you, now can it? You’re just stifling your creativity and hindering your decision-making skills. Ever tried to go from Jo’burg to Cape Town on one quarter tank of fuel? I didn’t think so? So why are you expecting miracles on less than 8 hours of sleep a day?
Stop straining your brain. Sleep on a TEMPUR bed - the bed ranked number 1 for overall quality of sleep and wake up feeling rejuvenated, ready to make good and informed decisions and let the creative juices flow.
3. Sleep your way to a fitter you!
Sleep is vital for your physical health. While you’re enjoying good sleep and I mean deep sleep - the type where your partner’s tossing and turning and you don’t feel it kind of thing - your body’s releasing the hormone that encourages growth, boosts muscle mass and helps repair your body’s cells and tissues. Sleep is crucial to the healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels and helps maintain a healthy balance of your hormones. Why let anything take that away from you?
Don’t let your partner’s incessant tossing and turning keep you up at night?
• Are you a light sleeper?
• Frustrated with your bed’s springs squeaking when you or your partner turn?
• Does it leave you wide-eyed and awake at 2 in the morning, unable to go back to sleep no matter how hard you try?
• Doesn’t that just make you crazy?
Well now you can get a good night’s sleep without interruption with TEMPUR beds that absorb your partner’s motion, leaving you undisturbed. Order yours from Vencasa today.
So now that you’re up to speed on the mental and physical benefits of sleep, here’s what you need to know to make sure you get a good night’s sleep.
Is your mattress the culprit behind your sleepless nights?
You wouldn’t run a marathon or hike a mountain without the right gear, would you? So why are most people trying to do the same with their mattress?
The wrong mattress can be the cause of that nagging neck and back pain. And a mattress that’s too old provides no support, leaving you tossing and turning endlessly. And you already know why that’s not good for you.
And yes, it’s easy to blame your budget for a less-than-ideal mattress, but considering that more sleep can help you live longer, improve your memory, sharpen your focus and hone your creativity, can you really put a price tag on good sleep?
Still… it’s nice to get a good deal to keep your pocket happy, isn’t it? Here are comfortable Sealy beds with a 10-year product warranty to help you get a healthier, refreshed & deeper night’s sleep.
In a previous poll, the National Sleep Foundation found that 92% of people say a comfortable mattress is important to a good night’s sleep. So, as we spend (or should spend) almost a third of our lives sleeping, it makes sense to spend time, thought and money on which mattress we buy.
Choose the right bed and mattress to match the unique in you
I don’t want you to just choose a bed, because “it looks good”, or ‘cos “that’s what the salesman said”. At Vencasa, we not only sell beds, but we dedicate ourselves to developing a proactive approach to our clients’ overall well-being.
We have super-skilled sleep consultants who match your body with the ideal mattress to help you get your best night’s sleep. We pay close attention to all the various factors you need to consider when configuring your sleeping space.
With high quality brands like TEMPUR, the bed ranked number 1 for overall quality of sleep; Sealy, with plush gel memory foam; and Magniflex, a bed of Italian luxury and more… you have a wide range of sleep solutions suitable for your budget and your body type.
Remember, a great day starts with a good night’s sleep! Visit Vencasa today and get all the luxuries of a good night’s sleep.
Still not convinced?
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