It’s common knowledge that an average of 8 hours of sleep will contribute towards a happy and healthy lifestyle. However, there remains a concern that many people are ignoring the importance of sleep quality within those 8 hours. The two go hand in hand and, without one, the other won’t be able to deliver its full potential.
It seems that many people are assuming that as long as they fit in those much-needed 8 hours of sleep, they can scrimp on the quality. That means not taking the time to find the right bed frame and mattress for their requirements, not keeping up with replacements at the right times, and not providing themselves with the best sleep environment.
All of this can have an impact on other aspects of life, so it’s worth considering just how much a good night’s sleep is worth to you. In this post, we’ve offered up some information that will make you rethink the importance of sleep quality, and how an investment in your sleep will bring much greater rewards for your overall quality of life.
A third of your life is spent in bed
The vast majority of spend at least 8 hours in bed, either in a deep slumber or at least trying to get to sleep. 8 hours in bed every day equates to a third of our lifetime, this highlights just how important it is to invest in this time.
With such a large proportion of your life spent sleeping or resting in bed, it’s well worth investing in the comfort and quality of that time. From picking the best bed frame and mattress to suit your own individual needs, to creating the best sleeping environment based on your own sleeping habits and behaviour; in the long run, these investments are very small, given the quality of sleep you’ll receive from them.
Quality sleep investment is just as important as other health investments
A quality night’s sleep consists of 7-9 hours of your body being able to pass through the various stages of the sleep cycle, multiple times throughout the night. You’ll only be able to achieve this with a sleeping environment tailored to your own needs, habits and routine.
Quality sleep plays a major role in your overall health and life quality, so why do so many people scrimp on investing in it? So often, you will see people taking charge of their health by paying monthly gym memberships and stocking up on healthy food supplies. The same should be done with a sleeping environment, in order to optimise a healthy lifestyle, which is wear many people are going wrong.
Live feeling like you have won the lottery
A study from the University of Warwick discovered that optimising your sleep quality has the same effects as to health and happiness as winning the lottery.
A solid sleeping routine is known to improve your overall health and happiness, and the study backed this by discovering that sleep can give the same boost as you would receive when winning £120,000.
Rather than investing money in winning the lottery, why not invest some time and money towards improving your sleep routine and sleep quality? The results from the study show that it’s a cheap yet effective way of receiving the same levels of happiness. Let’s face it, it’s much more likely that you’ll be able to achieve a good night’s sleep compared to winning the lottery!
Invest in your future years
Another study highlighted by the NHS found that individuals sleeping for 6 or less hours on average, would be 12% more likely to die prematurely than those sleeping 8 hours on average.
Without enough sleep, your overall quality of life can be affected by loss of concentration and fatigue, as well as major health conditions further down the line. Much of this can be avoided with a little investment into your sleep quality. Establishing the best sleep environment for yourself will make it much easier for you to rest and recuperate, which in turn, can lead to years of health and happiness.
If you’re thinking about prioritising your sleep quality as an investment into your future, it’s well worth considering an adjustable bed to meet your needs. This is especially true if you struggle to sleep due to certain physical conditions, or if you struggle to sleep in a completely flat position.
Although adjustable beds can be a little more expensive than standard beds, they can deliver a whole host of benefits when they help you to sleep better. Think about how much a good night’s sleep is worth to you, consider all the information in this post and you will have a better understanding of how important an adjustable bed investment might be for you.