Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial

Sleep Center

Sleep deprivation can have serious ramifications. That’s why we at A Royal Suite, Inc. are so concerned about ensuring that people get a good night’s sleep. Sure, our business is all about sleep products, but we believe it’s important and certainly part of our social duty to point out that not all sleep products are alike, and that you should purchase sleep products intelligently and based on your own unique needs. Certainly, if you’re not sleeping well or enough, you owe it to yourself to research and obtain the best possible sleep products. Hopefully, this information will help you, whether or not you visit one of our stores.

A good night’s sleep is achieved with undisturbed sleep. Both the quality and quantity of your sleep affect your physical and mental health, according to data provided by Simmons. When your sleep is interrupted from partner movement, for example, it can prevent you from getting both deep sleep and the long REM sleep periods. This can have serious daytime consequences. Just one hour of lost sleep can reduce daytime productivity by 25 percent.

The goal, then, is for you to strive for undisturbed sleep, which should improve your alertness, productivity, creativity, problem-solving skills and energy — not to mention your patience. In today’s fast-paced society, we’re always on the go. Many of us are working longer and longer hours, eating fast food and not taking care of ourselves as well as we would like, pushing stress levels ever higher. We all need to get at least eight hours of uninterrupted sleep per night. Imagine waking refreshed and alert, ready to vigorously attack the day. It’s a great feeling.

What causes interrupted sleep? We touched on one above, namely sleeping with a partner, but did you know that your mattress may be playing a bigger role than you think? You should consider it, as well as the five main causes of interrupted sleep, according to Simmons.

Tossing and turning happens whether you sleep alone or with a partner. If you are sharing a mattress and your partner moves, some mattresses transfer that motion in a ripple effect throughout the bed, which can move and disturb the other partner. If this is happening to you, you may want to take a look at the Simmons Beautyrest mattress, which is constructed to reduce motion transfer caused by the movement of a partner.

Consider that the average person tosses and turns 40 to 60 times a night. After each time you toss and turn, your partner tosses and turns within 30 seconds.

If you are consistently losing two hours of sleep each night, some authorities believe you may be reducing your resistance to the common cold by 50 percent.

Motion transfer can reduce time spent in deep sleep by 20 percent. Deep sleep or slow-wave sleep is necessary for peak daytime performance. When we don’t get enough deep sleep, our body is less able to restore blood supply to the muscles, allow tissue growth and repair, and build the body’s immune responses.

Tossing and turning isn’t something that you can cure. Everyone tosses and turns whether you sleep alone or with a partner. If you are Sleeping with a Partner however, you need a mattress that will separate motion and help ensure a good night’s sleep for both partners.