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By John Broetje | Blog | Jan 3, 2014
Still recovering from New Year’s Eve? I can’t believe where this last year has gone and I am sure you are feeling the same way. 2013 was a good year for us at Mattress Depot USA as I take a moment to reflect to myself. Sadly, we did lose one member of the Mattress Depot family and we continue to honor his memory forever as a loyal employee and dear friend. We celebrated our 10 Year Anniversary which is a proud milestone for a local company. We have continued to grow to 21 stores and open up one franchise store and we hope to continue that successful momentum in to 2014.
With a new year comes new resolutions and change. Maybe you want to work out more, eat better, lose weight, get more sleep, do better in school, get a promotion, use better self-judgment, whatever your aspirations for the year may be, Mattress Depot can help support you and your goals.
How you may wonder? – by getting better quality sleep! You can achieve anything when you are well rested and refreshed for the dawning day. Getting good quality sleep is just as important as going to the gym and eating better. You need all three elements to be the person you want to be.
According to WebMD.com, “Lack of sleep seems to be related to an increase in hunger and appetite, and possibly to obesity. According to a 2004 study, people who sleep less than six hours a day were almost 30 percent more likely to become obese than those who slept seven to nine hours.”
Maybe your resolution is to perform better at work; sleep can help with that especially if your job depends on making sound decisions. Sleep-deprived people seem to be especially prone to poor judgment when it comes to assessing what lack of sleep is doing to them. In our increasingly fast-paced world, functioning on less sleep has become a kind of badge of honor. But sleep specialists say if you think you’re doing fine on less sleep, you’re probably wrong. And if you work in a profession where it’s important to be able to judge your level of functioning, this can be a big problem.
If you are allowing yourself to get 8 or more hours of uninterrupted sleep a night and are still feeling tired or sluggish, then other factors may need to be examined. Make a new years resolution to see a sleep specialist in your area to help diagnose any unseen sleep issue or sleep patterns. You may find that you have a type of sleep apnea, which is quite common.
Your mattress is also going to play a major role in the quality of sleep you are getting. If your mattress is more than 5 years old think back over the last five years. Are you the same person five years ago as you are tired? Most likely things have changed and your mattress then may not be the mattress for your today. Our bodies are different every day and we are constantly changing with age.
Evaluate your mattress and make the decision if a new bed may be a good option to research. At Mattress Depot USA, our Sleep Consultants are experts at helping you evaluate the options to find the best one for your needs. No matter where you shop, don’t let the sales consultant tell you what you need. Be honest and up front.
Uninterrupted sleep is crucial to helping us perform not only at our job or in school, but in our everyday lives and health. And while most New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep, try making one that will help get you more rest.