There's a lot of misinformation floating around out there, including some well-entrenched myths about sleep, how much you should get, and what the best way is to do it. These myth-busters from The Bed Boss, our memory foam mattress vendor, should help clear things up.
MYTH #2: Medication is the only answer to sound sleep. There’s a time and place for sleeping medications, but poor sleepers commonly overlook simple things they can do to help themselves, including taking control of their sleep environment. Constant tossing and turning is one of the leading inhibitors of a sound sleep, and often stems from the uncomfortable pressure points created by a mattress. Many manufacturers are designing mattresses with technology to alleviate pressure points, like the Bed Boss Heir ET line. Additionally, eliminating sound and light, removing pets from the bed and optimizing the bedroom temperature are necessary first steps to getting a better night’s sleep.
MYTH #4: It’s OK to ignore insomnia, if it’s mild. Some types of psychiatric disorders, including depression, have a strong association with consistent, long-term problems falling and staying asleep. Although it has yet to be proven that correcting sleep disorders reduces and normalizes the risk of these problems, it’s smart to pursue professional help if do-it-yourself sleep methods aren’t working.
MYTH #5: It’s normal to sleep poorly as we age. While it’s true that people sleep lighter and wake up more often as they get older, it is not normal or acceptable to feel fatigued or sleepy during the day on a regular basis. Grogginess during the day is not normal and should not be blamed solely on your sleep habits at night. If you’re constantly tired during the day, consult with your doctor to get to the root of the problem.
Of course, the Bed Boss Mattresses provide the 9 Zone Comfort and cradle you in a supportive posture. You can rest easier and sleep more peaceful. Even 5 hours in a peaceful sleep is better that 8-10 hours tossing and turning.
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