Friday, 5 August 2011

Memory foam mattresses and the benefits of sleep.

Memory mattresses and the Benefits of sleep

Sleep plays an important role in our health, well being and longevity. It is obvious to us all that sleep is important by how we get grumpy or lack energy and motivation if we have not had enough sleep (or even if our sleep has been disturbed). When we sleep our body is repairing itself and our mind is working through our problems and experiences.

After a good nights sleep we we feel better, have clearer thoughts and our emotions are less unstable! Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to many different health problems including:
    • Diabetes
    • Early Mortality
    • Obesity
    • Heart Disease
    • Mental Health problems
      There are many benefits from sleeping but here are just a few:

        • Reduces stress
        • Keeps your heart healthy
        • Reduces the risk of diabetes
        • Can help control weight issues
        • Reduces the occurence of mood disorders
        • Refreshes and vitalises
        • Allows us to sort through our problems subconsciously
        Whilst there are many factors that contribute to our ability to have a good night sleep, our mattress and pillows are very important. More and more people are choosing to have memory foam mattresses due to the fact they:

        • Mould to your body shape to improve posture

        • Have air flow channels to help keep you cooler

        • Most people say they are more comfortable thaqn sprung mattresses

        • With more and more ranges available there is a wider variety of choice. for high quality, affordable memory foam mattresses with expert advice from a family run company.


            Get a good nights sleep by:
            Finding out what is the right amount of sleep for you! On average adults need between 7 and 9 hours sleep but some may need as little 5 and other as much as 10 or more!
            Set a regular bed time

            Wake up at the same time every day. If you need an alarm clock to wake you up (which most, if not all, of us do!) then it is likely you are not getting enough sleep. Ofcourse it's fine to set an alarm, after all you don't want to be late for work or appointments. You will find if you are getting enough sleep you will wake up before your alarm anyway.

            Nap to make up for lost sleep. 'Power naps' are more effective at making up for lost sleep than having a 'lie in'. The best amount of time for a power nap is 30 minutes on average.
            Beat that 'after dinner energy lack' by not giving into the drowsiness and doing something mildy active i.e washing the pots, getting clothes ready for the next day. If you give in you may find you wake up in the middle of the night.

            Have a nice relaxing bath before bed, but calmly dry yourself after, you don't want to wake yourself back up again by vigorous exfoliating drying!

            Relax in a comfortable luxurious bed to ensure a great night's sleep! See:
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            Wednesday, 3 August 2011

            Grades of memory foam used in memory foam mattress and toppers.

            When purchasing a memory foam mattress it is always best to check what grade of memory foam is used in the mattress. There are different grades that can be used as shown below:-
            • L grade - low grade memory foam.
            • A grade - Average grade memory foam.
            • S grade - Severe grade memory foam.
            A memory foam mattress should idealy be made of A grade or S grade memory foam. Usually cheaper mattresses use the L Grade and i would suggest avoiding any mattresses made using this type of memory foam, as it will have a short lifespan and will not offer the support needed.

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