Sleep Better For Health & Happiness
Sleep is extremely important to our physical and mental well being. The quality (or lack) of your sleep
has a major impact upon the quality of your waking life.
Quality sleep is not a luxury,
it is a necessity; just as important to your well-being as clean air, clean
water, good (healthy) food and regular exercise.
Your sleep environment plays an important part in the quality of your sleep.
Your bedroom and, perhaps most centrally, your bed, should be a sanctuary, a place
of rest and renewal.
The joy of sleep and the pleasure of a really comfortable bed is one of the
main reasons we started Plumeria Bay®. There is nothing like the comfort
of a bed fitted with fine
linens, down pillows (we like lots!) and
a fluffy duvet.
We live in the Northwest, in the foothills of the Cascades, and
keep the window next to our bed open even on the coldest of nights
in the middle of Winter. Our room is cool and yet we stay warm and cozy. I think
the fresh air helps contribute to a good sleep.
Aside from your bed, there are many other factors that can affect the quality of your sleep, including diet and exercise. If you have problems sleeping, please do take some time to check out this resource from the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Here's a great indepth "Ted Talk", about sleep and the brain's function by Jeff Iliff.
Transform Your (sleeping) Life
And Start Enjoying Your Waking Life - The Benefits of Healthy Sleep
- Clear eyes, clear skin and more, can all happen when your "beauty sleep" is complete.
- More (healthy) sleep means less risk of depression, better moods and a better attitude towards life!
- A Clear Mind, long term and short term. Chronic sleep deprivation is linked to an increased risk of Alzheimers disease. Sleep heals and restores the connections between brain cells, helping memory and the ability to focus in your daily life.
- Lose weight: When you're sleep deprived your body produces more of the hormone that stimulate your appetite (grehlin) and less of the hormone that helps you feel full (leptin).
- Physical performance: We produce growth hormone, essential for building and repairing muscle tissue, when we sleep.
- Lower risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Many reputable studies show that less than 6 hours of sleep can result in a higher incidence of these diseases.
- Lower blood pressure: Studies also show that better sleep is linked to lower blood pressure.
- Decision making: When you are tired, you can make questionable decisions that you would not make in a fully rested state.
We should also note that the sleep requirements for infants and adults differ. Down bedding should never be used with infants.
Wishing you the sweetest of dreams and a restful sleep!