Kiss your sleep issues Goodnight
Canadians spend one third of their lives asleep, yet too many of us sleep on unsuitable mattresses. We toss and turn all night or wake up feeling tired when we should be refreshed and energetic. We accommodate bad sleep and its effects as ‘normal.’
Psychologist and life coach Dr. Jim Gavin of Concordia University says it’s time to stop undervaluing sleep.
“People today are chronically sleep deprived. The result is they’re tired and stressed out more than they need to be. The goal is to achieve better balance by finding ways to build sleep into your schedule and by setting up the right conditions and environment to sleep well.”
The good news is there are options to address people’s sleep issues:
Hot or cold sleepers: Mattress and pillow technologies have evolved to regulate our changing body temperature and wick away moisture so you can stay asleep longer.
Restless partner: Research shows couples suffer 50 per cent more sleep disturbances. Mattresses with pocket coils or memory foam absorb movement enabling both to sleep more soundly.
Aches and pains: Look for a mattress with the right supportive structure to cradle your body and keep it in perfect alignment.
“The right bed can make a huge difference to the quality of your life, your work and your health,” said Christine Magee, President of Sleep Country.