Let’s Get Sleepy
The choice of mattress significantly influences the quality of our sleep. Considering we spend one-third of our lives sleeping, it’s easy to understand how our mattress can tip the scales to allow us to live better. Thanks to the wide range of Magniflex poducts, it is possible to find the perfect one for you…
The importance of getting a good night’s sleep
A series of studies carried out in the United States have revealed that…
Insufficient or poor quality sleep…
- Can lead to weight gain.A lack of sleep alters metabolism; the levels of septin, the hormone that gives a feeling of fullness decrease, while the levels of ghrelin, which gives a feeling of hunger increase.
- Harms the brain.Lack of sleep can cause the brain to interrupt cell regeneration.
- Increases the risk of contracting illnesses.Poor sleep quality prevents cell regeneration and weakens our immune system, increasing the risk of contracting diseases.
- Accelerates ageing.A severe lack of sleep can affect hormone production and accelerate the ageing process.
A good night’s sleep…
- Maintains.Helps maintain the body’s natural biorhythm and helps us feel better about ourselves.
- Regulates.Regulates vital functions and restores energy.
- Regenerates.Regenerates the nervous, muscular and circulatory systems.
Some Good habits to ensure a good night’s sleep.
Go to sleep early and at the same time.
Our bodies respond well to consistent bedtimes which helps maintain our natural biorhythms.
Do regular physical exercise
The rest that our body requires is directly proportional to our lifestyle; an excessively sedentary lifestyle does not promote good sleep.
Go outside during the day
Daylight and movement during the day should alternate with darkness and rest at night so that our bodies produce melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone.
Get used to relaxing exercises.
Meditation, stretching and breathing exercises help us have good dreams
Have a light evening meal.
Some foods are hard to digest and can disturb sleep. Similarly too much food creates a feeling of heaviness and prevents us from sleeping in a prone or supine position.
Have a shower or relaxing bath.
The bed should be a cool and hygienic environment; it is a good habit to go to bed after getting rid of the external pollutants and bacteria from our bodies. Lukewarm water, the use of bath salts and oils, allow our bodies to relax even more.
Have a high protein snack.
If you generally have an early evening meal and go to bed late, a snack is necessary to restore your hormonal balance and to avoid waking up during the night with a feeling of hunger.
The ideal environment for perfect rest.
In order to ensure sleep is truly refreshing, the whole night time environment should be suitably prepared.
Here are some of our tips:
The air in the bedroom.
Before going to bed, it is a good idea to ventilate the room to ensure the air is fresh and has the right level of humidity.
Some plants such as lavender, mandarin and orange can help the mind and nervous sytem to relax, offering a natural way of fending off the risk of insomnia.
The right temperature.
The ideal temperature for the bedroom is around 18c. Sleeping in an excessively warm environment is unhealthy.
The room should be dark when we are sleeping because light can interrupt the so-called circadian rhythm and the production of melatonin and serotonin which encourage rest.
Silence helps relaxation and promotes a better sleep.
No TV in the bedroom.
TV has a stimulating effect and the brain will require more time for the nervous system to relax and consequently more time will be required to get to sleep.