The 15th of March 2019 is World Sleep Day, a day that reminds us we should take our sleep seriously. It focuses on increasing human life expectancy through promoting and practicing healthy sleeping habits. Apart from eating healthy, choosing healthy lifestyle habits, exercising regularly, yet another contributor to good health, is quality sleep.
Sleep is one of the simplest and the easiest way to achieve, restore or maintain good health, as long as you are practicing quality sleeping habits. Adults need at least 8 to 9 hours of sleep every night. Having a comfortable mattress and pillow is also important to get a sound sleep.
Talking to Financial Express Online on World Sleep Day Anil Gupta, Chairman, Thomsen Germany, said, “We should use mattresses that adapts to body shape and offers optimal sleeping climate in the bed and ensure a comfortable, dry, bacteria free and hygienic sleeping environment. They should be well ventilated, temperature and moisture regulating. So when you have mattresses that are designed to take care of you, all you need to do is make a commitment to yourself to sleep on time, sleep full and stay healthy.”
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“A healthy sleep ameliorates mood, temperament, behavior, immune system, cognitive development, and performance.” Sleep is a crucial time for overall body healing, regulation, and restoration.
Incoherent sleep might affect blood pressure, heart rate, mental status, hormonal and immunological function, and a host of other crucial aspects of our everyday physiology. Sleep is a neurological phenomenon and many neurological functions are related to sleep.
Sports neurologists, sleep experts, athletic trainers and strength and conditioning experts will often tell you that the best and most systematic high performers on any team and in any sport tend to be the best sleepers. Studies have shown that improving sleep (sometimes by “forcing” a minimum number of sleep hours per night) can significantly ameliorate a wide range of physical and cognitive performance targets.