National Sleep Awareness Month
Did you know? March is National Sleep Awareness Month! Sleep plays a vital role in our health, so it’s important to ensure you getting the right amount & quality of sleep each night. With the recent Daylight Savings time change, it’s the perfect time re-evaluate your sleep health and make it a priority! If you’re anything like us, you’ve been feeling the effects of losing just one hour of sleep, but imagine if you regularly woke up having lost an hour or more of sleep due to poor sleep habits, the wrong mattress, or a medical condition. The symptoms of poor sleep are not only inconvenient, they can be dangerous. Below are more reasons why getting restful sleep every night is so important.
The change to Daylight Saving Time can serve to encourage us to make positive changes to our sleep routines to improve our overall sleep health. According to the National Sleep Foundation’s 2020 Sleep in America Poll, the average US adult feels sleepy during the day as least 3 out of 7 days ever week. Unfortunately, most people just drink some coffee and try to shake it off without adjusting their bedtime routines. It seems like being tired during the day just become part of our lives with no plan to confront the cause.
Sleep is vitally important to almost every aspect of your life. From mental alertness to mood stability, a lack of healthy sleep can affect your social life, work life, relationships, and most importantly your health. Especially now with a viral pandemic spreading around the world. According to the Mayo Clinic a lack of sleep can affect your immune system. Studies show that people who don’t get quality sleep or enough sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a virus, such as a common cold virus. Lack of sleep can also affect how fast you recover if you do get sick.
Getting enough sleep is key to ensuring a good night’s rest. For adults between the ages of 18 and 64, seven to nine hours per night is recommended. For people 65 and older, seven hours is ideal.
If you frequently suffer from daytime sleepiness, there are steps you can take to improve your odds of getting a better night’s rest. These include establishing a comfortable bedroom temperature, reducing exposure to noise and natural light during sleep, and avoiding caffeine or alcohol before bedtime. A comfortable mattress, supportive pillow, and breathable sheets also go a long way to ensuring a good night’s rest. If you think it’s time for a new mattress, Factory Mattress has you covered with a great selection of beds from all the top brands! Find your next mattress with us today and start sleeping better tomorrow!
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