If you’ve had a great night’s sleep, your morning coffee is a bonus, not a personality relocator. “Sleep deprivation is such a rampant problem that last year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called insufficient sleep a public health epidemic,” reports CNN. Trouble is, all that not sleeping can lead to serious health issues – and in some cases, early death.
So what’s keeping everyone up?
We’d like to say that we could cure the sleep deprivation epidemic simply – just put a new Restonic mattress in every bedroom. But we know the answer’s not that simple. In fact, the reason is so complicated that even sleep experts struggle to agree on a solution.
According to WebMD, “For most people, getting less than six hours sleep translates into a bigger sleep debt than they may realize. Over a two-week period, missing out on the recommended eight hours of nightly sleep adds up to two full nights’ sleep debt, one study found. If you’re averaging only four hours a night, your brain reacts as though you haven’t slept at all for three consecutive nights.”
If you struggle to get a good night’s sleep, check out what our research turned up this week. Hopefully these resources will help you get the sleep and enjoy your mornings a whole lot more.
We know a new mattress won’t solve all your sleep woes, but it may solve some of them. When you begin to dread going to bed because discomfort is your bed-partner, it’s time to go mattress shopping. If you’re not sure if it’s time to buy a new mattress, ask yourself these questions:
• How old is your mattress? If you can’t answer this question, its paid it’s dues to you. Most mattresses are built to last 7-10 years.
• Back, shoulder or hip pain? If you wake up pain-free away from home but creaky and sore when you sleep in your bed, your mattress is probably to blame.
• Rock and roll all night long? Tossing and turning and waking up multiple times a night may be your body letting you know pressure points are not being cushioned well enough, which reduces circulation and can cause pain.
Because most of us only shop for a new mattress once a decade, the process can be grueling. Take your time and find something you truly love – or commit to another decade of poor sleep.
What’s the cost of a good night’s sleep? If you spent $2,000 on a new mattress (for example) and slept comfortably on that mattress for 7 years, the cost of healthy sleep would be $1.27 per night – less than the cost of a Starbucks coffee in the morning…
If you’re ready for a new mattress, we’d love to help you find the right one for you. Visit our Find a Retailer page and we’ll locate a store close by where you can lie on our mattresses and talk to a trained sales professional. Use these links to begin your online research:
And after you’ve bought your new mattress, don’t forget to write a mattress review to help other mattress shoppers make a smart purchase.
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