Every time the New Year rolls around, if you’re anything like me, it usually brings about a page long list of resolutions! This will be the year I lose 20 pounds, paint my whole house, and potty train the kids. Then March rolls around and all of a sudden you realize (as you bite into that delicious piece of pie)….a lot of our resolutions end up falling through!
I think my problem is I often aim too high, push myself too hard and have trouble following through. Well, I have a suggestion for you! Here’s a realistic resolution that is beneficial in more ways than one, and much EASIER than you think. Drumroll please….Treat yourself to a new mattress! I know what you’re thinking. Your 15 year old mattress has survived this long, what’s a couple more years? Here’s the deal. Investing in a good quality mattress with the right fit is proven not only to make you feel like a royal King or Queen, but will improve the quality of your sleep – equaling to a healthier, happier YOU! Sounds good right? It gets even better!
Simply enough…better rest equals less STRESS and increases performance! There are a lot of factors we cannot change. Our alarm clock will still beep loudly at 6am whether we like it or not. That huge presentation at work will still be due, bright and early. But getting a good nights rest with minimal tossing and turning throughout the night, will give you the right amount of energy needed to take on those tough moments we face throughout the day. Sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress can restrict blood flow to certain areas of your body. For example, your hips and shoulders come into constant contact with your mattress. These create nagging pressure points which cause our body to be awakened in the middle of the night. A good mattress will reduce these pressure points, and guess what? More time in dreamland for you! You’ll wake up fresh and rested…ready to bring your A-Game for your major presentation, cultivating a stress free you!
Does this sound familiar? Its 11pm. You’re in a deep sleep, curled up in your warm blanket and all of a sudden your partner jumps into bed and it feels like an 8.0 earthquake just shook the room! You get jolted out of your sleep, realize what it really was, and then spend the next half hour trying to put yourself back to sleep! That earthquake has a name, and it’s called “motion transfer.” Although it would be so easy to just blame it on your giant husband or furry Great Dane, the real culprit is likely your mattress. Not all mattresses are created equal. The good news is a lot of bedding manufacturers tailor their products to reduce motion transfer. Innerspring mattress companies like Simmons BeautyRest focus on individual pocketed coils that move independently from one another, decreasing the vibrations felt when moving around on a mattress. Tempur-Pedic uses layers of dense pressure relieving memory foam that adjusts to your personal weight, temperature, conforms to your body, resulting in reduced motion transfer. Instead of waking up in full midnight battle mode, you’ll wake up with the sun shining in your face, ready to make that fresh cup of coffee to start your day.
It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when making resolutions, but treating yourself to a new mattress can be the most important decision you make this year. And it doesn’t have to drain your entire piggy bank! Here at SlumberWorld, we feature a wide variety of brands AND price points all geared towards one thing – ensuring you have the best quality sleep possible. We should get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night to function optimally throughout the day. It’s pretty plain to see, the right mattress can not only maximize time spent in deep peaceful slumber, but also paves the way to a brighter tomorrow! Make this year count!
Jenna Kagawa is a Bedding Specialist at SlumberWorld in Kailua Kona. She is the happy mother of twins, Hali’a and Makoa. When not busy finding clients the perfect mattress or chasing her little ones – Jenna enjoys making jewelry, reading, shell collecting, and eating really good food! She is a total social media addict and loves photographing life.