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Sleeping: The Road to Success

written by Guest Blogger June 20, 2011

I slept horribly last night; it was fitful and light. Although my day was rockin’, I had a really hard time writing. My brain was mush. Here to tell us about the importance of sleep (and one way you can improve it) is guest blogger, Dora Doubler.

There is a certain myth about getting out on the ‘wrong side of the bed.’ Whether you are a morning person or not, the difference is in the right type of mattress. There is nothing better than coming home from work or a hectic day knowing that you have a space of your own to feel at ease, release your tension and relax.

The benefit of having a good mattress will help your posture and your spinal alignment which results in better quality sleep and help keep you much more awake and fresh in the mornings. It will also help you avoid headaches, migraines and back pains! Having an effective mattress could also mean a path to speedy recovery after medical issues and operations.

But the question is, how do you know if the mattress is the right one for you?

A good mattress will be firm enough to support you yet comfortable enough to make you feel at rest and ease. It also depends on your sleeping position. If you lie on your back, a firm mattress would be most suitable. If you sleep on your stomach, softness would be most ideal. And if you’re a side sleeper, your posture will be most affected and needs to be balanced between the two.

While having the right mattress for you can make all the difference to your well-being and health, there are other factors that may affect your quality of sleep.

For instance, many people choose to work from home. Having your office in your bedroom is not an ideal situation because they involve opposite activities. Separating your work space from the rest of your home is a better option so you can relax when it’s time for bed and be energized on your work during the day.

Comfort, ease and restoration are the best ingredients for a good night sleep. Sleep is a behaviour just like any other emotion and is affected by daily bustle and many other factors, some beyond our control.

It is advised that every adult should have a minimum of 8 hours sleep. If this is the case, you actually spend a quarter of your time reviving and letting nature work its magic! So why is it that most people ignore splashing the cash on the most important aspects of their home?

Not being able to sleep well can disrupt your whole day’s routine with lack of energy, motivation and concentration. Sometimes it is difficult to notice the symptoms of sleep deprivation, but this can be helped if you’re made comfortable during the night and have both your mind and body at rest.

Factors such as an active lifestyle, healthy eating and well-being also contribute to the quality of sleep and can affect its routine. Your bed (including your pillows!) is the most important furniture in the house because it’s used daily for the longest periods of time, yet it’s generally overlooked as a healthy investment.

About the Author

Dora Doubler writes articles on behalf of Tempur UK, the pressure relieving Mattress and Pillow company. Tempur was first introduced in the Health Care Sector to prevent pressure sores and relieve back pain. Today Tempur improves sleep and the quality of life for millions of people around the world.

My Honey and I bought a new mattress about 4 years ago and at least once a week I snuggle into bed at night with a big sigh and say out loud, “Our bed is the best purchase we’ve ever made.” Normally I sleep like a baby but every now and again I’ll have some trouble – at least I know it’s not because we need a high quality mattress! Do YOU love your mattress?

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2 comments

Jenn Brigole June 22, 2011 at 11:04 am

The surprising part is that, each and every one of us is supposed to know this. That choosing the type of bed we have in our bedroom should be thought more than picking what design to use for the furniture. Even I admittedly am just realizing now the impact/importance of having the right mattress. Thanks for sharing this.

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Head Health Nutter June 23, 2011 at 9:35 am

Oh, Jenn! Wait until you get the right mattress for you – then come back and thank us. 😉

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