We undoubtedly live in a 24-7 society. Many people pride themselves on their ability to work long hours, posting on social media with hashtags such as #nodaysoff, and pretty much pushing the limit on what can be considered a healthy work life balance, all at the expense of a healthy night’s sleep.
All of this comes at a cost.
As a nation we are depriving ourselves of one of our most valuable assets, our rest. Experts are in agreement that we need between seven and nine hours every single night. There are of course exceptions to this rule, some need only three to four hours, while others need ten hours or more. This lack of sleep can lead to a range of health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, weight gain and increased chances of heart disease. That’s not even taking into account the general feeling of tiredness. How many times have you told yourself that you’ll have an early night only to stay up just as late as the night before?
There are thousands of reasons as to why getting a good night’s sleep is needed in order to have a healthy life. Have you ever noticed that your mood is significantly better after a good night’s sleep? For any athletes, getting the maximum amount of sleep possible will significantly impact your performance, making gaining muscle mass easier and improving muscle twitch performance. Having a good night’s rest improved your skin and can helps avoid major diseases.
Technology can play a major barrier to a successful night’s sleep. I’m sure we’re all guilty of playing with our phones when we’re supposed to be asleep, playing games, checking on social media or reading reddit. However, technology doesn’t have to hinder our sleep, some technology is working to improve our restful hours.
Recent advances in mattress technology has created a mattress that promises to dramatically improve our night-time sleep. The innovation has specifically designed to help optimise the rest you receive at night.
These high tech mattresses feature technology that is more akin to something in a sci-fi series, boasting such features as automatic temperature regulation, self-adjusting support and barriers to prevent your partner’s movement from propagating to your side of the bed. If you’re looking for a mattress that boasts all of these features, then a smart mattress should be at the top of your shopping list.
How often have you woken up at night feeling overheated? What if there was technology available that could help dissipate heat as you sleep helping you avoid excessive heat peaks? One such technology is called CoolTouch which transfers the heat away from your body and helps circulate in fresh air, which means the mattress will remain cool to the touch even through the worst dreams.
In order the offer the most comfortable night sleep it’s worth considering a hybrid mattress, which is one that blends memory foam and pocket coils. This has the added benefit of meaning any movement by your partner does not directly translate into movement on your side of the bed. Let’s day your partner likes to toss and turn in their sleep, in a traditional mattress you would feel every single one of those movements. However, in a smart hybrid mattress those movements will only result in very minor vibrations making their way to you. This might make the difference between an OK night’s sleep and a great night’s sleep.
We all know how important sleep can be and in order to maximise your rest it’s worth investing in a smart mattress to improve your sleep.