The Power of Sleep

[dropcap custom_class=”normal”]It’s no secret that a good night’s sleep leaves you feeling more alert and ready to take on the day. However, the benefits of sleep go so much further than avoiding the dreaded post-lunch drowsiness. The truth is, sleep has a major impact on your overall health and beauty.[/dropcap]

For starters, beauty sleep is a very real thing, and there’s a reason your mother always advised you to get plenty of it. Lack of sleep causes blood vessels to dilate, resulting in those dark under eye circles. This is also when new skin cells grow and replace older cells, meaning that too little sleep can actually speed the aging process. Still not convinced? Your waistline suffers too, as inadequate sleep affects the growth hormone linked to obesity.

And of course there is the health side of slumber. Not only does insufficient sleep weaken your immunity, it actually causes an inflammatory response in your cardiovascular system, potentially leading to hypertension and heart problems. As if that isn’t scary enough, all those extra hours of tossing and turning can lead to the onset of diabetes, because lack of sleep impairs the body’s ability to use insulin properly.

So before you lose any more precious sleep, arm yourself with the right tools to get that necessary rest. According to the National Sleep Foundation, a good mattress can be your most important resource. Lucky for you, from firm to plush and everything in between, we carry all the top mattress brands to improve your health and beauty.