Most Americans do not get enough sleep. While the National Sleep Foundation recommends people get at least seven hours of sleep each night, few of us actually do. Somewhere between 50 and 70 million American adults suffer from chronic sleep problems. Some research shows that at least one quarter of all Americans suffer from insomnia. This costs the United States economy at least $63 billion every year in lost productivity. This makes improving the quality of your sleep not just good for you but for all of us.
The 6 Benefits of Getting Decent Sleep
- You will live longer. People who sleep as much as they should live longer. New studies shod that in people aged 50 to 70, more deaths are recorded for those who get less than five hours each night.
Did you know that sleeping on a flat mattress may be increasing your pain levels? If you suffer from one the leading issues that keep people awake (namely, pain in your back and neck, TMJ, or bad headaches), your regular mattress might be contributing to how bad you feel when you wake up or your pain during the day. The new mattress topper or a larger bed probably won’t help your pain. However, one type of bed that you may not have heard of might just be the solution to your problems.
Hospitals are the most common place you can find this type of bed: adjustable beds. The slight incline that they provide either at the top or bottom of the bed keeps you from contorting your body while you sleep into uncomfortable posi
Getting a good night’s sleep is an important component in maintaining a physically, mentally and emotionally healthy balance. However, research from the American Sleep Foundation indicates that roughly 66% of people in the United States report having issues getting sleep that fully renews them. In addition, over 50% of adults in American report having some kind of chronic pain, something that can be exacerbated by sleeping on a traditional flat mattress — the natural shape of your back is not supported. If you suffer from chronic pain and/or have a hard time getting a good night’s sleep, you may want to look into purchasing some kind of adjustable bed. An adjustable bed can come in any kind of size — from twin to a king size adjustable bed — and allow you to help alleviate pressure and tension from cer