The Importance of Sleep


For some people, skipping sleep is a sign of strength and productivity. Health professionals, however, have called for a cultural shift in our thinking: getting enough sleep is not only important for your physical health, it’s also one of the most productive things you can do. In fact, a good night’s sleep can help you learn better at school or work, improve your relationships and increase your overall wellbeing. It can even prolong your life.

The term “sleep” refers to a recurring pattern of inactivity and altered consciousness that occurs on a regular basis in almost all living organisms. It is a complex, yet flexible behavior that can be distinguished from wakefulness by the characteristic posture of relaxed skeletal muscles and an absence of overt goal-directed behaviors. It has been suggested that certain electroencephalogram (EEG) patterns of brain activity are associated with the behavioral state of sleep and that these patterns can be reliably recognized in individuals. Although a precise definition of sleep has yet to be established, a wide range of behavioral, motor, sensory and physiological criteria have been identified. These criteria may be absent in some cases, as with the behavior of sleepwalking, or present during certain activities, such as waking while asleep, but these exceptions are not considered to constitute true wakefulness.

During sleep, our bodies do a lot of work that we don’t always realize or appreciate. From repairing muscles to reorganizing memories, many processes take place while we’re slumbering. It is known that sleep contributes to our emotional regulation, influencing both mood and emotions. It is also believed that memory is enhanced during sleep. However, exactly how sleep promotes memory and learning remains a mystery.

Another area in which sleep is critical is the immune system. Researchers believe that a lack of sleep can inhibit the body’s ability to fight off viruses and bacteria. This is why it’s important to get plenty of rest when you’re sick, stressed or traveling. Sleep allows the body to produce cytokines, which are proteins that fight infection, and antibodies, which destroy harmful germs.

In addition, research has shown that sleep can help prevent heart disease by helping to regulate blood glucose levels. This is important because a lack of sleep can lead to high blood sugar and diabetes, which in turn can increase the risk for cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke.

To ensure you are getting adequate rest, it is recommended that you maintain a routine sleep schedule and go to bed and wake up at the same times each day. Taking steps to relax before bed, such as having a cup of herbal tea or reading a book, can also help. Those who need additional assistance with their sleep may want to talk to a doctor or a sleep specialist. They can ask more detailed questions and do an overnight sleep study to monitor your behavior in real time. The bottom line is that a lack of sleep will reduce you in just about every way imaginable, so it’s important to make it a priority.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep With an Adjustable Bed

A bed is the centerpiece of a room, and one of the most important pieces of furniture you own. It’s where you spend a third of your life, and you deserve to sleep soundly every night on a mattress that supports your body, relieves pressure points, and is made for the type of sleeper you are.

A bad bed can cause back pain, aches and pains in joints or muscles, and poor posture. The best way to prevent this is to invest in a quality mattress that supports your spine, helps you maintain proper alignment throughout the night and during the day, and alleviates pressure points so you can get comfortable and stay asleep.

If you suffer from back pain, aching joints or are a light sleeper, an adjustable mattress can be just what you need to help you get a good night’s rest. These beds can elevate your comfort, provide therapeutic benefits for chronic conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia and allow you to adjust the firmness of your mattress depending on how you sleep.

We carry a wide selection of mattresses designed to meet the specific needs of all types of sleepers. From mattresses for heavy people to memory foam for back, side or stomach sleepers, we have you covered. Our newest mattress is the AS3. It features a unique Bio-Pur foam layer that improves upon traditional memory foam by replacing some of the usual ingredients with plant oils that make it cooler and more responsive to movement. It also has an Affinity foam layer with HIVE technology that consists of hexagonal cutouts in the top of the Affinity layer, making it more flexible so it can adapt to your movements without overheating.

Our mattresses are also available in a variety of sizes, from twin to California king. We’ll match you with the right size so you can be sure your mattress is the perfect fit. We also have a great selection of bed frames and headboards to complement your bedroom decor.

You can choose from metal, wood or hybrid frames for your bed. Metal is lighter and offers durable support, while wood gives you a sturdy frame with a classic look. Hybrid beds combine the benefits of wood and metal to deliver a strong frame and comfortable sleep.

We also offer a range of specialty mattresses that address common sleep issues such as night sweats, asthma or allergies and eczema. These are just a few of the many ways we can help you find the right mattress to improve your health, sleep and well-being. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our customer service team. They’re happy to help!