I have been working on this post and its details since November and I’m so happy I am finally able to share it. You may wonder why it took me three months to type 500 words but I do believe the insights in this post on how to get better sleep are totally worth the three months.
We live in a fast paced, social media and technology addicted world and all of this does a number on your sleep rhythm – and this has a negative impact on your overall health. I am notorious for getting into bed at 10pm and sleeping at 12am scrolling through Instagram for hours!
Every day that you are sleep deprived, you change the course of your day and the general state of your health. Negative effects ranging from poor mood, weight gain and even faster ageing are all caused by chronic sleep deprivation. From a vainer perspective your skin looks better after a good night of sleep without those heavy under eye circles and bags.
With that said, I cannot emphasise enough the importance of a good mattress. This is why I was so happy to collaborate with Dr Mattress – the sleep experts. The very first time I walked into Dr Mattress show room, my first assumption was that I was probably not going to afford any mattress in there but to my surprise it doesn’t cost that much to invest in your sleep. I know “affordable” is pretty relative but this is a one-time investment into something you must do everyday. Think about it, you spend 7-9 hours everyday in your bed. You might as well sleep well.
My Dr Mattress showroom experience at the Parklands and ABC branch was actually amazing. I learnt so much about the right sleep posture especially if you are one of those people who get up and have neck stiffness or back pain. I personally gravitated towards the softer, spongy mattresses compared to the harder ones. This is all preference so I will not recommend a particular mattress. I would actually advice that you visit any of their branches to test which mattress works best for you.
If you are wondering whether you need a new mattress here are a few signs that strongly suggest you need a new mattress.
- If you wake up tired, you need a new mattress.
- If your mattress looks old and you probably can’t remember how long you’ve had it (because it’s been that long) then you need a new mattress.
- If your bed is just uncomfortable, you need a new mattress.
- If you find yourself rolling towards the centre, you need a new mattress.
- If your mattress leaves an impression where you sleep, you need a new mattress.
The old-fashioned concept of getting your “beauty sleep” is one of those traditional words of wisdom to live by so invest in a good mattress.
Thanks to Dr Mattress for giving me the opportunity to delve into this issue.