Are You Looking for a Bed That Will Give You a Good Night’s Rest?
The sleeping chart still hangs on the wall.
The first weekend in July your college daughter had overnight guests from Louisiana, Texas, California, and Arkansas. Nearly every bed was taken. The trundle adjustable beds in your tow daughters’ room were pulled out; air mattresses were set up in the basement; the official guest room was full.
Two weeks later you have family coming to town and your household of four will more than double in size to ten. Again, a sleeping chart hanging on the wall to the basement is a reminder of who is coming and where they will sleep.
The summer ends with a reunion of your college friends who will be coming to stay one or two night. The sleeping chart helps keep track of who will be at your house and when in case others call to check to see if they may want to stop by.
Although it has been a fun and hectic summer of guests, giggles, and gossip sessions, one thing has remained the same. Even though your daughters have shifted their sleeping arrangements to make room for friends in their rooms or to even relocate to the basement to for an all night no sleep slumber party, your sleeping has remained the same. In fact, your husband has been incredibly tolerant of all of the guests and the chaos that they bring on one condition. the two of you have to be able to sleep in your own bed. After years of struggling through the night to find comfortable sleeping positions to get a good night’s rest, you finally invested in adjustable double beds.
The difference has been life changing. Instead of you moving to the guest room, when it is empty, to escape your husband’s snoring, you can simply readjust his side of the bed until he stops. Problem solved. And instead of you looking for a sleeping position that will help you cope with your restless leg syndrome, you can simply readjust your side of the bed to elevate your feet.
Beds That Help Create Comfortable Sleeping Positions Create Undisturbed Nights of Sleep
Unfortunately, more than four of every ten Americans between the ages of 13 and 64 indicate they rarely or never get a good night’s sleep on weeknights. This fact as reported in a 2013 edition of the Wall Street Journal indicates many are showing up for work or for school without the proper amount of rest. A tired person is less productive, less focused, and less positive. And while many people suffer for years with insomnia and short nights of rest, others make the decision to invest in a lifestyle that allows for more healthy sleep.
People as diverse as Arianna Huffington, editor of the Huffington Post, and trainers for athletic athletes tout the importance of a good night’s rest for the average American as well as the most exceptional athlete. Consider some of these facts about the importance of sleep:
- National Sleep Foundation suggests that most adults need anywhere from seven to nine hours of sleep a night. Although individual variations exist, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirm that the seven to nine hour recommendation is healthy.
- People who report sleeping fewer than seven hours a night are more likely to report unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least one day a month. The CDC reports that people who sleep fewer than seven hours a night reports this instance 46.2% of the time, compared to 33.2% for people who sleep more than seven hours.
- 91% of American adults indicate that they either always or sometimes wake up in the middle of the night, according to a One Poll 2015 survey.
- 86% of people indicate that they wake up in the middle of the night because of an issue related to temperature. The same One Poll survey indicated that these people report pulling up covers or kicking off sheets to adjust for the temperature.
- 25% of U.S. workers has insomnia. This condition causes U.S. employers as much as $63 billion in lost productivity each year, according to a study by the Harvard Medical School
Finding a bed that helps you get the best sleeping position and the best temperature leads to a more productive life.