Sep 19, 2022
With Rachel Stewart, President of Gardner White Furniture
The three most important elements for a healthy lifestyle consist of getting enough sleep, eating nutritious food, and exercising. While a healthy, nutritious diet and regular exercise are essential for a healthy lifestyle, giving our body time to rest and recharge is also vital to our health and wellbeing. Studies have shown that a chronic lack of sleep for an extended period of time can lead to serious medical conditions such as diabetes and increase the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure.
But what is a sufficient amount of sleep? While we should try to get at least 8 hours of sleep, it’s important to make sure the time we spend in bed is quality sleep. We need to give our body and mind the opportunity for comfort and relaxation. If we’re sleeping fitfully or tossing and turning all night long, the source of our inability to sleep might be our mattress . Mattresses don’t last forever and it may be time to replace yours. But with so many different types of mattresses on the market today, it can be challenging to know which mattress is best to meet our needs. That’s why we need the advice of a trained expert.
Today, we’re going to talk to Rachel Stewart from Gardner White Furniture, the number one mattress store in Michigan. Rachel is an expert in the different types of mattresses and she’s here to explain how choosing the right mattress can lead to a better night’s sleep.
What You’ll Hear on This Episode:
A chronic lack of sleep is not only exhausting, it may also be harmful to
our health. In addition to the health issues we’ve already mentioned, weight
gain and a weakened immune system can also result from a lack of sleep.
Although there are a variety of reasons why we’re not getting the sleep we need, one of the easiest to correct is having a comfortable, supportive mattress. Since there is no such thing as a “one size fits all type of mattress”, finding a mattress that meets your needs can be a very personal experience. While you may prefer a firm rather than a soft mattress, that may not be your sleeping partner’s first choice. As we heard today, there are options such as
dual comfort mattresses to address that issue. In addition, because mattresses come in a variety of materials and price, the wide range of mattress types can feel overwhelming. That’s why it’s important to seek the advice of a mattress expert. They can answer all your questions and help you
decide which type of mattress is best suited to meet both of your needs.
Getting a good night’s sleep and making sure your body has a chance to rest and recuperate is not a luxury, it’s a necessity for maintaining good
health and peak performance. Remember that everyday is a gift and
the gift of a good night’s sleep is easily attainable when the mattress
we’re sleeping on is the cause of our sleepless nights. I’m Florine Mark and that’s “Today’s Takeaway.”
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