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Better Sleep for Better Health

April 26, 2019

This is what Dr. Merrill Mitler, a sleep expert and a neuroscientist at NIH, has to say: “Sleep services all aspects of our body in one way or another: molecular, energy balance, as well as intellectual function, alertness, and mood”.

It's a well-known fact that good sleep has several proven benefits that help in maintaining the balance in our lives.

Still, most people ignore the importance of having a good night sleep.

For all of you who regularly compromise the sleeping hours, we are here to tell you how sleeping better can help in improving your health and give you a positive lifestyle.

Sleeping Reduces Stress

You must have heard the phrase: lose sleep over (someone or something). This phrase is popular because when people get stressed in dealing with various situations throughout the day, they tend to lose their sleep.

Everyone struggles in maintaining the balance of social life, work life, personal life, and health. However, in tackling all these aspects, most people neglect sleep, one aspect that highly contributes to maintaining all other aspects effectively.

Over the years, studies have shown that the simplest yet effective way to combat your stress is to get some sleep. You need at least 6-8 hrs of sleep in the night. So, let your mind rest for a stretch that is helpful in dealing with stress situations.

Remember, one of the most effective ways to let go of what is bothering you is to slip into a good night sleep.

Well-rested sleep reduces pain in the body

 

 

People often complain that even when they follow a healthy sleeping regime, they do not feel fully rested or relaxed throughout the day. They may feel constant ache and stiffness in their body. These situations or symptoms are typically experienced if you slept in a bad posture or on a bad mattress.

Since it is difficult to actively control your posture while sleeping, your mattress has to take this job. The mattress should provide support to your body shape; essentially, your mattress has to help you correct your bad posture. If your mattress can’t do that, or even worse, the mattress furthers the bad posture, then you are in the real sleeping hell.

One of the ways to get a well-rested sleep is to have a mattress that fully confirms to contour of your body and provides the right support at the right pressure points. For people with problems of joint stiffness, aches, and pain in the body, a memory foam mattress is the option to go for. High-quality memory foam mattress provides better sleeping experience, as they contour the shape of your body and assists in you maintaining the proper posture throughout the night.

To enhance this support for back pain sufferers and for the people who suffer from body aches regularly, Durfi innovated India's #1 Cotton Candy Orthopaedic Back Care Memory Foam Mattress, that is helpful in case of backaches and joint soreness, so that you wake up refreshed.

Durfi mattress is designed so that you can stay alert, charged up, and wake up feeling refreshed in the morning.

Sleep on to maintain a healthy weight

Studies suggest that people who sleep less are more likely to go through irregular metabolism than people who have a healthy sleep cycle.

Here’s why.

If we are stressed and sleep less in the night, a stress hormone called Cortisol is produced. This hormone instructs the brain that it should not burn fat; instead, it should conserve energy so that it is available during the next day. So, if you are stressed and sleep less, you end up storing more fat that would have eventually burnt away. Constant stress and insufficient sleep can ultimately lead to weight gain.

There is one more indirect aspect that can have an impact on weight.

If we sleep late, then we end up having a late-night meal or snack. But unfortunately, the body does not digest that late-night meal fully and ends up storing it as fat/energy.

This is simply because our metabolism is weakest during the night and highest during the morning. A late-night meal can also impact insulin production. So, a late-night meal serves no good purpose.

Keep your heart healthy by sleeping regularly

Less or irregular sleep can affect the functioning of the heart as well. Although it is not scientifically clear as to how sleeping is related to the healthy functioning of the heart, yet it is commonly associated with the regulation of glucose absorption in the body, hormones, and blood pressure regulation as well.

Most people must have felt this during their sleep that your blood pressure seems to lower down, you start to feel somewhat colder, and you become cozy but remain in that comfortable slumber. However, when you remain awake throughout the night, your body tends to work extra. You may feel increased heartbeat, high temperatures, and grogginess. All this affects the blood pressure as well as the heart. This maneuver results in high blood pressure throughout the night and during the next day as well.

So, keep your heart healthy and invest more in sleeping.

 

Maintaining a sleeping cycle makes you more positive

 

Sleep, in general, is associated with lifting your mood. When you are rested well, you wake up refreshed, you feel more energized, and focused, and hence you feel more confident overall.

All these aspects are associated with generating positive thinking and keeping a positive attitude towards life, as some study suggests. A healthy mind, a well-rested body, and a good diet only affects you when you give yourself the time to process all these.

It's not an empty cliché after all, it’s the thought that counts.

Conclusion

It is important to understand that all these aspects that I have described above are interlinked. While most of these factors are associated with poor lifestyle, the one that you can instantly improve is the surface you sleep on.

A mattress that relieves your aches, provides comfort to your joint soreness, support your pressure points, and improves the overall quality of your sleep is essential. You can experience all this pleasure and much more comfort with Durfi Mattress.