HIGH QUALITY BEDDING CAN IMPROVE YOUR LIFE
The condition of our bedrooms and, most importantly our beds and bed linen, is a major contributor to the quality of sleep we get each night. Studies show that bedmakers are happier, more productive, stick to budgets and have a more restful sleep than non-bedmakers. There are even sleep doctors whose sole purpose it is to teach us this basic principle. Being that we spend about one-third of our lives asleep, it makes sense to invest in bedding that's not only comfortable, but stands the test of time. But with so many options out there — thread count, fabric make-up, patterns, solids — the decision process can be overwhelming.
Since we spend so much time sleeping and relaxing in our beds, it's key to pick bedding that meets both your style and comfort needs. Here are all the elements that go into making your dream bed, from the bottom up. Sleeping on the best bed sheets can be just as important as having the top memory foam mattress when it comes to getting the most peaceful of sleep. It is important to understand what makes the best sheets when seeking to purchase a set.
YOU FEEL HAPPIER
Even though most of us don't get nearly enough sleep these days, everyone knows that sleep is important: human beings need sleep to live and function. But what a lot of people don't know or misunderstand about sleep is how important it is to our overall sense of happiness and wellbeing. Certainly, we don't advocate sleeping the day away; oversleeping can be a symptom of depression. But there's no denying that we feel better when we get the right amount of sleep each night, particularly when you compare how we feel on no sleep at all. The link between sleep and health is becoming clearer. Blood pressure and heart rate are typically at their lowest levels during sleep; people who sleep less tend to have higher blood pressure. The association between hypertension and sleep duration could explain other research findings that link lack of sleep to an increased risk of heart attack, diabetes, weight gain and other problems.
LOOK AND FEEL BETTER
You don't make sleep a priority. Research has shown that those who are sleep-deprived tend to eat hundreds of calories more, not just because they are awake longer, but because sleep affects levels of hunger-regulating hormones. If you're constantly saving sleep for the weekends or always surviving on too little sleep, you could be causing your body to crave more food than it needs.Losing sleep can make you stressed and dehydrated, which makes you eat more. So not only is your brain foggy, you’re eating more junk that can make you gain weight or lead to health problems. It’s not just weight gain, though. There are many ways getting enough sleep makes you look and feel like the best you.
YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IMPROVES
Studies on the relationship between sleep and our immune systems have been going on for several years. Although researchers have much more to learn, they have come to some definitive conclusions thus far. They know that there is a complex relationship between our sleep-wake cycles and our immune systems. Parts of our immune system help to control our sleep and the sleep we get directly impacts how well our immune system functions.The idea of boosting your immunity is enticing, but the ability to do so has proved elusive for several reasons. The immune system is precisely that — a system, not a single entity. To function well, it requires balance and harmony. There is still much that researchers don't know about the intricacies and interconnectedness of the immune response. For now, there are no scientifically proven direct links between lifestyle and enhanced immune function.