29/06/2023 0 Comments
The Right Bed for Better Sleep
A new study has shown that a whopping 80% of Irish people are sleep deprived, with about half of that experiencing anxiety.
This silent epidemic significantly impacts our overall well-being and quality of life, and can lead to more significant health problems down the line; but the question is: what is the cause, and how do we fix it?
It’s no secret that we have all been through the mills over the last few years. The world as we know it has changed and will continue to do so, and it is up to us to navigate through it and find our peace of mind so we can all enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep. To do so, we must first examine the different types of sleep disorders and how Swan Beds can help you drift off every night, without fail.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterised by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep throughout the night. It can lead to persistent fatigue, daytime sleepiness, and difficulty concentrating. People with insomnia often find themselves tossing and turning in bed, unable to find a comfortable position that allows them to drift off; this sleep disorder can often be mistaken for restless leg syndrome, but the two are oftentimes connected.
Restless Leg Syndrome
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is characterized by an uncontrollable urge to move the legs, often accompanied by uncomfortable sensations in the limbs. These sensations typically occur during periods of rest or inactivity, such as when lying in bed. RLS can severely disrupt sleep and lead to daytime fatigue and irritability.
Sleep apnea is a condition in which an individual's breathing is repeatedly interrupted during sleep. This interruption can occur due to the collapse of the airway or a malfunction in the brain's signals to the respiratory muscles. As a result, individuals with sleep apnea experience fragmented sleep, loud snoring, and can even sometimes wake up in a panic due to a feeling of suffocation. This can be a frightening experience and can evoke feelings of depression and anxiety after a prolonged period.
Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder that affects the brain's ability to regulate sleep-wake cycles. Individuals with narcolepsy often experience excessive daytime sleepiness and may suddenly fall asleep during daily activities, such as working or driving. This condition can be dangerous and significantly impact a person's quality of life.
Choosing the Right Bed
One key aspect of a good bed and mattress is their ability to promote proper spinal alignment. The spine has a natural curvature that should be maintained while sleeping to prevent discomfort and pain. A mattress that is too firm or too soft can cause misalignment, leading to backaches and restless sleep.
Sleep disorders often go hand in hand with discomfort and pain, particularly in areas such as the hips, shoulders, and back. A mattress that offers pressure point relief can help alleviate these symptoms and promote restful sleep. Memory foam mattresses are particularly good to conform to the body's shape and distribute weight evenly, reducing pressure on sensitive areas and providing a more comfortable sleep surface.
We are here to help
Regardless of your sleep habits, our sleep experts are here to help. They will assess your sleeping patterns and recommend a bed and mattress that will help you get to sleep quicker, easier, and faster.