The holiday season, while beautiful and magical, can be an incredibly stressful time for many. As we all know, stress can very quickly begin to take its toll on the body, resulting in health problems. They range from the annoying and disruptive, like nightmares and gray hairs, to the more severe and deadly, such as weight gain and heart disease, the list goes on and on. Getting a good night’s sleep can help prevent these issues and gifting yourself a great mattress is a wonderful place to start. Learn more about health problems that are affected by your sleep.
You may already be worrying about your weight this (and every) holiday season as you’re surrounded by delicious homemade treats and seasonal candies. Don’t give yourself another reason to fret. Cut out the looming threat of weight gain that comes from lack of sleep.
Studies have suggested that poor sleep habits can cause your pants size to increase for a number of reasons. Whether you’re a midnight snacker and an earlybird all-in-one or you’re simply too sleepy to put enough thought into making a nutritious meal, you may find that investing in a new mattress makes a difference.
A vicious and deadly cycle, inadequate sleep can lead to serious cardiovascular issues, and cardiovascular issues can lead to poor sleep. An article from the Harvard Heart Letter in 2007 outlined a possible cause,
Poor sleep increases levels of C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, and other substances that reflect active inflammation, the body’s response to injury, infection, irritation, or disease. It is a key player in heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. Poor sleep also revs up the body’s sympathetic nervous system, which is activated by fright or stress.
While you absolutely need to see a specialist if you suspect you are suffering from heart disease or other cardiovascular problems, they may just suggest a change of mattress to improve sleep and help alleviate some symptoms.
A 2010 study published in SLEEP, a scientific journal, found that those who slept less than the average six to eight hours had a greater risk of death within the next 4 to 25 years. If you’re trying to sleep on an uncomfortable mattress that leaves you tossing and turning the entire night, you may find yourself at risk for premature death simply because your mattress wasn’t the right fit for you.
We Can Help
At Mattress Warehouse of Lenexa, KS, we offer foam cut to size, pillow top mattresses and much more, along with memory foam mattresses!
Call (913) 562-0308 today for a comfortable night’s sleep!