Sleep. It’s crucial to our lives yet the majority of American adults are not getting enough of it. This lack of shuteye negatively impacts nearly every facet of our day, including our productivity at work.
With 63 percent of Americans reporting that their sleep needs aren’t met during the week, sleep deprivation is a societal epidemic that exists across all economic statuses, industries and seniority levels. Many may chalk this sleep deprived sluggishness at the office, at least partly, to simply not wanting to be at work. However, it is actually from not getting enough sleep to function properly.
When we are tired and need to perform at work, a lot of people pay to stay awake. Workers end up shelling out a good deal of their own money to fight insomnia and other sleep-related disorders. Over-the-counter sleep aids, aromatherapy, white noise machines, and bedtime teas, are four tools people routinely use to achieve the sleep they desperately need. On the flip side, these same people use energy drinks, and coffee, to force alertness. Routinely using aids to induce sleep, and wake from sleep, are a sign that you are getting low quality rest.
- waking often during the night
- breathing difficulties, such as sleep apnea
- an environment that is too hot, cold, or noisy
- an uncomfortable bed
Poor sleep can often be traced back to something as basic as an uncomfortable mattress and pillow. If you haven’t considered a different mattress and pillow to get better sleep, give it a try.
The Elegance memory foam mattress has a 1-inch quilted plush air-infused foam.1.5-inches of ventilated gel-infused foam, 2-inch layer of cooling gel-infused foam, and a 7.5-inch charcoal-infused base layer of support foam for reducing odors and maximize comfort. This multi-layered memory foam helps relieve tension from common head, neck, and shoulder pain. The cooling gel helps you fall asleep and stay comfortable throughout the night. Imagine waking in the morning feeling refreshed and energized to take on your work day.
If you are happy with your mattress, but are having issues with breathing or sleep apnea, consider using a wedge pillow. Wedge pillows are pressure-relieving and firm. They provide pain relief and comfortable all-night support for acid reflux, GERD, allergies, post nasal drip, coughing, breathing problems, migraines, and poor circulation. You may find that you will sleep uninterrupted while at an incline, and wake in a great mood to tackle the office in good spirits.
Many people already know that sleep affects mood. Staying up all night or taking an unexpected night shift can make one feel irritable. Once one catches up on sleep, one's mood will often return to baseline or normal. Even partial sleep deprivation can have a significant impact on mood.
The choice of getting the sleep you need to be your best in your chosen career is yours. Something as simple as a mattress or pillow change could be your ticket to a better mood, and a better you.