October, 1 2019
There are many things that can rob you of a good night’s sleep. These things include stress, a room that is too hot or cold, background noise, etc. However, one thing that can negatively impact sleep that most people overlook is the kind and quality of the bedding they own. Yes, bedding can have just as much of an impact on sleep quality as any of the aforementioned factors. From boosting your immune systems to making you more productive, here are four ways fine bedding can help make you both happier and healthier.
· High quality bedding helps to improve your mood: There is overwhelming evidence that a good night’s sleep can help combat depression and improve emotional stability. Thank about it. When was the last time you woke up after not getting a good night’s rest and didn’t feel cranky?
· High quality bedding helps you to lose weight: That’s right! The way it works is that sleep regulates two hormones that are related to weight gain. The first is ghrelin (which makes you feel hungry). The second is leptin (which makes you feel full). In fact, research conducted at the University of Chicago has found that well rested persons lose 50% more fat than people who are sleep deprived. That is to say, the quality of a person’s sleep is a vital part of a weight loss regime to be supplemented with portion control and exercise.
· High quality bedding helps maintain your immune system: Other chemicals that your body produces during sleep are ones called cytokines. These immune system-boosting proteins help keep you healthy and by strengthening your body’s ability to ward off viruses such as the common cold and influenza. On the other hand, there is plenty of evidence that people who do not get enough sleep take longer to recover from sicknesses and are more likely to fall victim to colds and other viral diseases.
· High quality bedding helps you to live longer: Sleep deprivation has long been associated with conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure all of which can significantly shorten your life expectancy. In fact, some studies show that people who get less than six hours of sleep are 70% more likely to have a shorter light span than people who sleep more than six hours a night.
The lesson here is not to be too chintzy when it comes to purchasing a bed and all the accompanying accessories. After all, bedding that is uncomfortable could be literally making you ill. If this is the case, you should try some of our high end sheets, pillows,comforters, etc which also make unique gift ideas.