3 benefits of getting a good night's sleep
According to a Sleep Health Foundation survey, Australians are not getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep every night, which can have significant impacts on our health. Let's look at some of the benefits of a good night's sleep that you may be missing out on, and how the bedding experts at Clark Rubber can help you achieve them.
1) Mood improvement
Without sufficient sleep, people tend to be irritable and unable to focus. According to Professor of Psychology at St. Joseph's University Jodi A. Mindell PhD, poor sleep can actually impact our entire emotional system.
"When you're overtired, you're more likely to snap at your boss, or burst into tears, or start laughing uncontrollably," she says.
While sleep won't guarantee a pleasant mood, it will give you a relaxed and happy disposition to start your day with.
2) Improved physical health
From heart disease and heart attacks to obesity and diabetes, a lack of sleep can be a contributing factor to many serious health problems. Based on a survey from the National Sleep Foundation, those aged over 45 who sleep less than six hours per night were twice as likely to suffer from a stroke or heart attack as those who slept the recommended amount.
Without the best quality bed, we won't get enough sleep - which means it is possible that serious health concerns can develop.
3) Better memory
When you sleep, your body is busy repairing itself, while the brain is consolidating information from the awake hours. Your brain uses sleep to store memories and practice learnt skills so they become long-term memories.
According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School, poor sleep can affect how the brain consolidates information - potentially resulting in memory loss around events, people or even physical tasks.
During sleep, your brain is taking your memories, re-activating and looking at them again.
"During sleep, your brain is taking your memories, re-activating and looking at them again, and storing them in a more efficient and effective form," Dr. Robert Stickgold explained. Getting enough sleep can be crucial for protecting our mental health.
Do you have the right mattress for good night’s sleep?
While the quality of sleep is often associated with factors such as room temperature, prior activity and diet, it is extremely important to look at the benefits of a good mattress. It should be resistant to damp and dust mites, give you enough space, and have good air circulation.
At Clark Rubber, we have a wide range of mattresses available to suit any sleeping environment. Whether you are looking to replace your mattress at home, in your caravan or on your boat, we have the right quality, thickness and size to match.
Don't waste another second on sub-standard sleep - you deserve better. To find out more about our foam mattresses and how they can improve your sleeping habits, get in touch with our team today.