How Quality Sleep affects your wellness
Most of us are spending more time at home these days. We want to help make that time as fulfilling and healthful as possible. In particular, sleep.
The Great Booster
Quality sleep is a natural immune booster that helps your focus, mood and ability to manage stress.
Adequate amounts of sleep are needed for optimal resistance to infectious diseases, particularly when coupled with diet and exercise.
Loss of sleep can adversely affect your immune system, leaving you susceptible to colds and other illnesses.
Only 1 in 10 Americans make sleep a higher priority than fitness, work, social life and hobbies.
Sleeping fewer than seven hours increases your chances of catching a cold by 32%.
Flu shots may be 50% less effective with inadequate sleep.
The Bottom Line
Quality sleep is critical to our well-being and fundamental to our health. Its the most basic of human needs, and yet most people are just beginning to understand its value.
How to improve your sleep
Getting quality sleep shouldnt be something you need to stress about. Here are some simple ways to get more out of your sleep.
The 15-minute difference
You can improve your sleep in as little as 15 minutes a day! Rather than hitting snooze on your alarm clock, go to bed a little earlier or set your alarm for 15 minutes later so you get uninterrupted sleep. You snooze, you lose.
Sleep Number bed owners get almost 100 hours more proven quality sleep per year.*
The right technology
Being comfortable is key. Sleep Number improves your sleep by individualizing sleep experiences. The Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed senses your every move and automatically adjusts the firmness and support so you stay comfortable all night long. Uninterrupted sleep is quality sleep.
from the experts at Sleep Number
Make your Nest
Create a restful haven, like the HGTV Dream Home 2021 master bedroom. Start with a comforting color, such as the rich emerald green shade that flows from the walls to the ceiling, creating an enveloping and serene environment. Also, be sure to keep your sleeping quarters clutter-free. A tidy space allows your mind to focus on the main reason youre in the roomto get some zzzzzs.
Move It, Move It
Move every day. Sleep Number SleepIQ® sleepers who say they exercise regularly are the most restful overall, have the highest (best) SleepIQ® score, and the lowest average heart rate and breath rate compared to those who exercise occasionally or rarely.**
Feel the Rhythm
If you exercise, eat and go to bed at the same time each day, your body learns that cycle and knows when it should feel more alert and when its time to fall fast asleep, said Dr. Eve Van Cauter, Chair of Sleep Numbers Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Van Cauter recommends trying to keep a normal sleeping habit by setting up your sleep-wake cycle and sticking with it. Plan the day, and be careful not to let the evening drag on until wee hours.
Light your Way
According to the sleep experts at Sleep Number, its best to seek bright light exposure in the morning and avoid it in the evening. Sunshine is a powerful tool for keeping your biological clock in sync, and the HGTV Dream Home 2021 rooftop deck is the perfect spot to soak up some rays. After the sun sets, let your body naturally shift into relaxation and sleep mode. Avoid blue light from smartphones, televisions and computers at least one hour before bedtime.
*100 hours more proven quality sleep based on internal analysis of sleep sessions assessing sleepers who use multiple features of Sleep Number products. Claim based on sleepers achieving over 15 more minutes of restful sleep per sleep sessions.
**Based on SleepIQ® data from 1/1/19 to 1/1/20 and self-reported responses of sleepers using SleepIQ® technology from 5/12/19 – 1/5/19.
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