6 Secrets to Restful Sleep

What’s one thing you’ll do with 30% of your time for the next ten years or so, or longer? Sleep! And if that sleep is attempted on an uncomfortable mattress, you can find yourself hitting the proverbial wall every day around 2:00 p.m. or so. And you may be asking why we at GreatHealthReviews.com would be reviewing mattresses. We truly believe that peaceful, comfortable and restful sleep is the one thing all of us can do to make our lives more healthful.

In a report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September of 2015, a copy of which you can read for yourself here, the United States federal government has identified “Insufficient Sleep” as a public health issue. In this report, the CDC stated that, “adults who get less than 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night,” thought to be as high as 60 million people, “were more likely to have difficulty performing many daily tasks.” And it’s been reported that 100,000 vehicle accidents are caused per year due to sleep deprivation.

What’s one thing you’ll do with 30% of your time for the next ten years or so, or longer? Sleep! And if that sleep is attempted on an uncomfortable mattress, you can find yourself hitting the proverbial wall every day around 2:00 p.m. or so. And you may be asking why we at GreatHealthReviews.com would be reviewing mattresses. We truly believe that peaceful, comfortable and restful sleep is the one thing all of us can do to make our lives more healthful.

In a report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September of 2015, a copy of which you can read for yourself here, https://www.cdc.gov/features/dssleep/, the United States federal government has identified “Insufficient Sleep” as a public health issue. In this report, the CDC stated that, “adults who get less than 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night,” thought to be as high as 60 million people, “were more likely to have difficulty performing many daily tasks.” And it’s been reported that 100,000 vehicle accidents are caused per year due to sleep deprivation.

How Much Sleep Do We Need? And How Much Sleep Are We Getting?
The National Institutes of Health suggests that school-age children need at least 10 hours of sleep daily, teens need 9-10 1/2 hours, and adults need 7-8 hours. According to data from the National Health Interview Survey, nearly 30% of adults reported an average of ≤6 hours of sleep per day in 2005-2007. In 2009, only 31% of high school students reported getting at least 8 hours of sleep on an average school night.

Sleep Hygiene Tips
The promotion of good sleep habits and regular sleep is known as sleep hygiene. The following sleep hygiene tips can be used to improve sleep:

Make your bedroom an oasis, which all starts with your mattress
Go to bed at the same time each night and rise at the same time each morning.
Avoid large meals before bedtime.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol close to bedtime.
Avoid nicotine.
Turn off all technology at least one hour before bedtime

The Right Mattress. The key to good sleep
The old way of buying a mattress has become obsolete yet a surprising amount of people continue to purchase their bedding through this archaic method. Go into a retail mattress store, lie on numerous beds, for at most a minute or two, and then pick a mattress out and live with it for the next 10 years. There is no way you can truly determine if a mattress is right for you until you’ve slept on it and for multiple nights.

One mattress that I highly recommend is the NECTAR. While most mega-brands use 1 to 2 layers of foam in their bedding,NECTAR uses 4 separate layers, each designed with a specific purpose. The cover is made of Tencal and long staple cotton, fully removable, and prepared with a healthy aloe based cooling layer. The foam layers that make up the bulk of the mattress include a lush, 1-inch, four lb. semi-open, fast recovery gel memory foam, a 3-inch, 3.5 lb. memory foam with medical grade cooling and recovery levels, and finally a 2 lb. high density foam base.

The 365-Day Trial
A yearlong trial period, they must be out of their minds! Was the first thought that came to my mind, but they are putting their product, and their money, where their mouth is. NECTAR gives each buyer 365 days to decide if they are happy with their mattress or not. Day 350 you decide you don’t like it, they’ll come and pick it up and give you a 100% refund, no questions asked. No other bedding company offers anywhere near that length of trial period and fewer than 3% of purchasers ever take them up on their offer. <3%!

We all spend a third, or more, of our lives in bed, and healthy, restful sleep is the keystone to good health. If you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired, take up NECTAR on their offer of a 365-day trial and see if it’s the sleep answer you’ve been looking for.

Stay Healthy, Sleep Well!

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