One question most of us have never asked, though, is why do we sleep on mattresses? We all know that they’re comfortable, but are they really the best surface for us to rest our tired bodies on?
In our high-risk, high-reward economy, there’s a healthy pressure to do more with less. It makes sense with time and money. But it’s a productivity killer when it comes to sleep. As a society we put a high value on achievement but not much on rest.
Do you need to lose weight? Then, turn off the television or computer an hour earlier and go to bed. We’re sleeping too little, experts warn. Changes in hormone levels have been linked to sleep deprivation in several studies. One hormone, cortisol, regulates metabolism of sugar, protein, fat, minerals and water. Physical or emotional stress […]