Getting enough sleep and a good night’s sleep is essential for human survival. It ranks in importance right after air, water and food. Sleep deprivation can have serious health affects, which is why we are committed to providing mattresses and products that promote a comfortable, deep, cooler, healthier sleep.
What happens when we are sleep deprived?
Both your body and mind will suffer if you’re not getting enough sleep. Missing a few nights of sleep can diminish your focus, productivity and mood. If the sleep deprivation turns chronic, it can lead to serious health issues including heart disease, diabetes, kidney failure, high blood pressure and obesity. A proper sleep every night is important for your health!
Why does our body need sleep so badly?
Our body repairs itself while we’re sleeping. While we’re at rest, it works hard to renew our physical condition, repairing injuries, strengthening muscles and bones and renewing the mind. Without sleep, it doesn’t get the chance to do that, and our bodies weaken.
There are two stages main stages of sleep: REM (rapid eye movement) and NREM (non-rapid eye movement). REM sleep is required for our mind to rejuvenate and is essential for mental health. NREM sleep is when our body starts to regenerate tissues, strengthen our bones and muscles and our immune system.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, you should read our blog How to get a better sleep. Considering things like the type and quality of your mattress, room temperature, bedding and what you consume during the day can help you get a better night’s rest.