Each of us has, at one time or another, experienced the negative effects of a bad night’s sleep. However, surprisingly few people know that it is not just the quantity of your sleep that’s important: research by the National Sleep Foundation indicates that even with an adequate amount of sleep, many people still feel the physical and mental effects of a restless night thanks to the low quality of their sleep. As will be discuss below there are steps that can be taken to enhance the quality of your sleep, improving your health and your mood.
It is important to take action to ensure that the quality of your sleep is the best that it can be. Good quality sleep, but less of it, can improve your mood more than a large quantity of poor sleep. Uninterrupted sleep allows you to get the optimal amount of restorative sleep: a vital part of our sleep cycle during which time important bodily functions are restored.
You may wonder how you can tell if the quality of your sleep has been poor.
Struggling to concentrate at work, or even experienced aches and pains after tossing and turning all night long both act as telltale signs. Research by the National Sleep Foundation shows that a lack of sleep can additionally cause sensations of hunger, a compromised immune system and pose a disruption to logical thinking in the short-term (with vastly more significant long-term effects). Dr. Matthew Walker, neuroscientist, director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley and author of ‘Why We Sleep’, has revealed through extensive research the immense medical impacts of sleep deprivation, which additionally incorporate the common daily effects of grogginess, grumpiness and anxiety.
Of course, feeling hungry, under the weather, or unable to concentrate will inevitably take a toll on your mood! So how can you improve the quality of your sleep and therefore, your happiness?
The aspect often overlooked (which has perhaps the most significant impact on sleep quality!) is, perhaps unsurprisingly, the quality, support and comfort currently offered by your bedding, and of course the mattress itself. We all spend over 1/3 of our lives asleep, so our slumber should take place in the best possible environment to ensure we maximise the amount of restorative sleep we receive. A bespoke mattress from The Odd Mattress Company will dramatically improve the quality of your sleep, and mood, thanks to its high quality, natural fillings, which when used alongside our spring system provide the correct levels of support and comfort.
With the natural fillings like lambswool, cashmere and curled horsehair, chosen by you, The Odd Mattress Company is able to attain your ideal level of comfort and support. In addition, unlike foam mattresses which can retain unpleasant amounts of heat, these natural fillings are ideal for wicking away moisture as you sleep. Mattresses which use these materials therefore allow for the regulation of your body temperature as you sleep, ensuring that you are neither too hot during the summer nor too cold during winter, letting you wake up happy whatever the weather.
These natural fillings are used in conjunction with our fully sprung mattresses, which relieve pressure points by supporting your whole body. Fully sprung mattresses from The Odd Mattress Company provide you with a better quality of sleep by taking pressure off these vital points and relieving the stress on your muscles, ensuring that you wake up happy, with no aches or pains. Waking up well-rested sets you up for the day, and allows you to focus your concentration on the things that really matter.
The Odd Mattress Company additionally have vast experience creating mattresses for exclusive hotels across the UK. Hotel mattresses naturally must be of the highest quality and comfort, to achieve the objective of ensuring delighted, well-rested guests. Have you recently found that you slept better at a hotel than at home, and woke up with an improved mood? If so we would recommend considering bringing that feeling home, with a mattress from The Odd Mattress Company?
To discuss your requirements for a bespoke mattress with a member of our team, simply get in touch with us today and one of our experts will be happy to help you.