GUIDE TO A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP (ECO PILLOW)

When talking about a healthy lifestyle, many people often mention exercise, clinical massage, food and reducing stress, but tend to forget the benefits of a good night’s sleep. Sleep is extremely important for our physical and mental well-being and you can do a lot to proactively ensure that you get the best night’s sleep possible.

Sleep is key for renewing and rebalancing the body and mind. At ECO PILLOW, we take your sleep seriously and we’d like to offer some advice to ensure that you get the best quality sleep each night, so that you can wake up fully revitalised and ready for a new day.

SLEEP ERGONOMICS

IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP AND PREVENT OR REDUCE NECK AND BACK PAIN  

The best way to improve ergonomics is to choose the right pillow and mattress

  • Wrong pillow size and/or form can cause or aggravate neck and shoulder problems. An unsuitable pillow can lead to disturbed sleep with increased tossing and turning.
  • In addition, an old, worn out mattress can aggravate back problems and will spoil the quality of your sleep. One third of your life is spent sleeping, so it is important to invest in a mattress which offers the correct support and comfort.

The mattress and pillow should support your body in its natural position, allowing it to rest and recover from the day’s activities. This means that the pillow and mattress should adapt to the spine’s natural contours in order to help the muscles relax.

If you have musculoskeletal disorders that require medical treatment, we suggest that you talk with your Osteopath or Clinical Massage Therapist about the types of sleeping ergonomics that would support your treatment and about pillows  suitable for you.

UNDERSTANDING SLEEP

I SLEEP PERFECTLY WELL, WHY SHOULD I CARE?

You may sleep well at night, but the sole fact that you can fall asleep does not mean that you get the best night’s sleep. There are different types of sleep, and during the night you go through different sleep stages. But if you don’t sleep right, you may not go through all the sleep stages during your sleep. Thus, your body and mind will not recover to their full potential.

The good news is that you can do a lot to make sure that your sleep is a quality sleep.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SLEEP? 


You spend around a third of your life asleep. If you add all the time you spend sleeping, you’ll find that you doze for decades. People have studied and been fascinated by sleep for centuries. Most people associate their night slumber with relaxation, health and unwinding from stress, and that is pretty much correct.

While you are asleep the body switches to “stand-by”. The muscles relax and your breathing and pulse slow down. Your energy reserves are recharged and your nervous and immune systems recover from the stresses and strains of the day. Deep inside your brain chemicals are secreted which switch the brain into a different mode.

During sleep the part of your brain that controls emotions, memory, mood, social interaction and even speech and decision making also recovers from the strains of waking life. Therefore sleep provides your mind and body the vital and welcome rest it needs.

If you don’t get enough good quality sleep you will have difficulties waking up, and suffer from lack of concentration and feelings of moodiness, irritability and anxiety. Sustained sleep deprivation can also lead to metabolic problems associated with serious conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.

Call now at 65.6327.8545 to order eco-pillow.

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Posted on December 10, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Hello there – I’m constantly searching for good blogs and sites associated with massage therapy and wellness overall. The chiropractor I see locally here uses a method called Active Release Technique and he has really helped especially when I mix that with massage therapy. It’s hard to find a good clinic – how would you evaluate who’s decent and who isn’t? Other than patient testimonials and such – would be nice to have a checklist or something like that to save lots of time with poor providers. Thanks for your time.

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