Your bed affects your sleep
The most important factors for overall wellness are nutrition, fitness and sleep. Good food gives you energy. Exercise keeps you toned. Deep Sleep is how your body restores itself and pulls it all together. We spend ⅓ of our lives in bed for a reason. Restorative sleep is only attained when you reach deep level Delta Sleep. When in Delta Sleep, your heart rate slows and your muscles relax. This is when your body detoxifies itself and heals wounds. Muscle tissue is built and your body recharges for the next day.
The advice from back doctors and chiropractors has changed over the past 20 years and Jussi Beds takes advantage of everything that has been learned. Our beds have been designed with chiropractors to ensure not only blissful comfort, but the correct support for your back. Every bed is custom fit to provide you with the correct support and most beds can be configured to ensure that both you and your partner each get the correct support.
20 years ago, your back doctor (and your parents) would have advised you to “get a hard bed because its good for your back.” Today, your back doctor would tell you that If a mattress doesn’t conform to the natural shape of your body, your spine will be twisted by the bed and the muscles wont relax as they are constantly working to pull your spine back to its natural posture. This causes you to toss and turn, get muscle aches and even worse, severe back pain.
Jussi Beds are designed to cradle the natural shape of your spine and that generally leads to less tossing and turning and a deeper, more restorative sleep.
Depending on whether you sleep on your side, your back or stomach, or maybe all of the above, your mattress needs will vary. Stomach sleepers tend to do better on a bed that doesn’t let them sink in too far. Too much give and a stomach sleeper will feel that their back is arching back into an uncomfortable position. Side sleepers usually do well with a bed that provides soft pressure relief on the surface to not impede blood flow on their hips and shoulders, but medium firm support at a deeper level to ensure correct support. Back sleepers can be matched with a wider variety of surface feels and the support they require depends on their size and shape. A person with broad shoulders for example, will require a mattress that allows for their shoulders to sink in, but not their lower back. Too much give and they will hammock into bed leading to lower back pain. Not enough give and their upper back will not get proper support.
HOW MUCH SLEEP DO WE NEED
- The amount of sleep we need is very individual. Age and genetics affect the individual need.
- Generally, an adult sleeps between 6½ and 7½ hours a night. Older people however sleep less.
- It has been proven that sleeping for more than 10 hours or less than 5 hours a night leads to an increased risk for illness.
- Sleep is divided into phases, the most important of which is deep sleep, when even our immune system is strengthened. Waking up in the middle of the night several times is not normal.
- People with depression have little or no deep sleep.
- Coffee and alcohol have a negative impact on deep sleep, as does a high room temperature.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE SLEEP TOO LITTLE?
- Levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, drop while you are sleeping.
- If you are suffering from a lack of sleep, cortisol will remain at a high level, thus slowing the body’s metabolism.
- People getting too little sleep experience an increased desire for sugar and fat, starch-rich food. This is caused by the level of the hormone leptin - which regulates the feeling of hunger and satisfaction - dropping as a result of lack of sleep.
- Several independent medical surveys have shown that on average 5 kg overweight is caused by lack of sleep.
- Lack of sleep is one of the causes of high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a factor that causes premature aging and shortens lives, as it wears out the body.
- Fatigue depression is almost solely caused by lack of sleep.
YOUR CHOICE OF BED IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR HEALTH
- Lack of sleep leads to stress.
- Stress leads to inferior sleep, which in turn can lead to anxiety, pain sensitivity and over time even to fatigue depression.
- Sleep is the body’s repair period.
- The body recuperates, and processes and stores information.
- A major portion of all learning occurs during sleep.
- If we sleep too little, the risk of higher levels of blood lipids also increases, which can put pressure on the heart and arteries as early as the age of 30.
- A lack of sleep has a negative effect on the body’s immune system and infection sensitivity increases.
- Too little sleep can give rise to memory and concentration difficulties and we can easily become irritated and gloomy.
- Aches and pains are often worsened as a result of lack of sleep.