Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Restonic and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions of this blog post are my own. #GoToBed Get Enough Sleep! Images courtesy of Gratisography.
Sleep… it's something that we all need to survive. We need sleep to recharge our energy, repair the body, rest our brain and body, and so many other things! Scientists have studied sleep and all that occurs during sleep for many years and have come to the conclusion (if we didn't already know!) that sleep is very, very important for survival. If we are not getting enough sleep, we suffer from a myriad of side effects. I recently asked on Facebook what side effects people have when they do not get enough sleep. There were far more than I even realized!
Here are just a few:
- mood swings
- tendency to yell
- excessive consumption of sugar
- blurry vision
- inability to focus
- no motivation
- stomach problems
Do you identify with any of these? Maybe all of them? For me, I think the most common side effects are feeling lethargic and being super cranky. I am lucky that I have a hubby that recognizes that I need my sleep and will offer to help so I can get the sleep that I need. I find that a 20 minute nap midday is helpful for me to recharge. My three sons often disagree, but I try!
I know that I cannot be the best mom, wife, and person that I can be unless I get a good night's sleep. It is difficult to get enough sleep with three kids. It seems someone is always sick, scared, wet, itchy, cold, etc. Check out these Six Tips To Help Parents Get More Sleep, but the bottom line is, we just have to go to bed. No one can anticipate how many times we will be woken up in the night, but we can control when our sleep starts. I have really been trying to wrap things up and resist the urge to stay up late. Everything will still be there in the morning, so I head to bed soon after the boys are asleep.
Besides avoiding the side effects of sleep deprivation, going to bed is a good idea because well, sleeping is awesome and fun. Waking up feeling refreshed is amazing! A great bed can help you achieve your goal of going to bed and getting enough quality rest. Restonic is a great company who cares about your sleep. Here are Restonic's rules for taking time to take care of yourself:
R – Rejuvenate on a Restonic mattress for the rest of your life
E – Embrace your need for sleep. Getting out of bed is overrated.
S – Supporting your dreams of a healthy life with healthy sleep.
T – Think about your need for sleep. At the end of the day, it's night.
O – Observe how much sweeter life is with a good night's sleep.
N – Nourish yourself with a sleep sanctuary. Every. Night.
I – Innovate your life with a good night's sleep.
C – Celebrate life, it's good!
I love a company that loves sleep as much as I do! They're very serious about their sleep and I love it. Visit the Restonic website to find a store near you and follow Restonic on Twitter and Facebook for more info on quality sleep and how to get it.
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About the ComfortCare® Select Mattresses:
Rest, rejuvenate and revive your mornings with one of our ComfortCare Select mattresses. You’ll find a nourishing layer of tempadvantage to help reduce temperature fluctuations and extend the comfort life of your mattress. Our individually wrapped, foam encased coil unit cushions pressure points, reduces motion transfer and delivers peaceful, healthy sleep.
· Proactively regulates temperature so no more shivering or shucking blankets throughout the night
· Reduces tossing and turning by maintaining a consistent, comfortable temperature
· Keeps sheets, bedding and mattress fresher, longer
Individually Wrapped Coils
Individually wrapped, zoned, tempered coils:
· Furnishes stress-free spinal alignment
· Reduces motion transfer between sleep partners
· Equalizes pressure distribution across the entire body
Thicker gauge coils in the center third of the mattress:
· Delivers resilient, reliable support where it’s needed most
· Protects against sagging for a longer-life mattress
· Improves circulation with equalized pressure distribution
High-density foam surrounding the perimeter for edge to edge sleeping comfort:
· Resists sagging
· Extends the life of the mattress
· Provides a stable base for the entire mattress