Hortense and I acquired a new Ironman T3 Recovery Mattress and have been enjoying the benefits of enhanced sleep ever since. We had a high-quality mattress and we both considered ourselves great sleepers. However, since sleeping on the T3 Recovery Mattress we have noticed undeniable changes in our sleep. We sleep sounder and deeper awaking with a more refreshed body and mind.
Hortense is pregnant with our first child and I am a professional triathlete so sleep is important for us as it is for anyone. Being pregnant Hortense assumed the restless nights and sore hips were part of the process. Not so, sleeping on the T3 Recovery Mattress has eliminated those symptoms. Her hips are no longer sore, she only awakes once a night (to go to the bathroom) and is sleeping sounder while awaking to the day feeling recharged. As a professional triathlete I swim, bike, and run almost every day, so getting the most out of my sleep helps me recover and absorb my daily training; making me a stronger athlete.
Apart from the beds supreme comfort, what sets this mattress apart from any other product is the Celliant fiber woven into it. Celliant is clinically proven to increase our body’s oxygen levels. This will speed up the body’s natural healing process! We’ve noticed. We are more comfortable; less fatigued and have more endurance. Our bedroom is now a healing chamber!
I used to take naps where ever I lay; on the couch, in a chair. Now, I make a point to take those naps in the supreme comfort and healing that the T3 Recovery Mattress provides. There is one problem though; being interrupted during your nap from a perfect slumber makes it hard to get up! J
As much time as we spend in our lifetime sleeping, we feel fortunate to now have this exceptional opportunity to make the most out of every minute of our sleep.
Thank you T3 Recovery for enriching our lives!
Here are a few more benefits to gain from an exceptional sleep:
1. Sleep Keeps Your Heart Healthy
Heart attacks and strokes are more common during the early morning hours. This fact may be explained by the way sleep interacts with the blood vessels. Lack of sleep has been associated with worsening of blood pressure and cholesterol, all risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Your heart will be healthier if you get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night.
2. Sleep May Prevent Cancer
People working the late shift have a higher risk for breast and colon cancer. Researchers believe this link is caused by differing levels of melatonin in people who are exposed to light at night. Light exposure reduces the level of melatonin, a hormone that both makes us sleepy and is thought to protect against cancer. Melatonin appears to suppress the growth of tumors. Be sure that your bedroom is dark to help your body produce the melatonin it needs.
3. Sleep Reduces Stress
When your body is sleep deficient, it goes into a state of stress. The body’s functions are put on high alert which causes an increase in blood pressure and a production of stress hormones. Higher blood pressure increases your risk for heart attacks and strokes. The stress hormones also, unfortunately, make it harder for you to sleep. Learn relaxation techniques to counter the effects of stress. There are also stress reduction techniques for sleep.
4. Sleep Reduces Inflammation
The increase in stress hormones raises the level of inflammation in your body, also creating more risk for heart-related conditions, as well as cancer and diabetes. Inflammation is thought to one of the causes of the deterioration of your body as you age.
5. Sleep Makes You More Alert
Of course, a good night’s sleep makes you feel energized and alert the next day. Being engaged and active not only feels great, it increases your chances for another good night’s sleep. When you wake up feeling refreshed, use that energy to get out into the daylight, do active things, and be engaged in your world. You’ll sleep better the next night and increase your daily energy level.
6. Sleep Bolsters Your Memory
Researchers do not fully understand why we sleep and dream, but a process called memory consolidation occurs during sleep. While your body may be resting, your brain is busy processing your day, making connections between events, sensory input, feelings and memories. Your dreams and deep sleep are an important time for your brain to make memories and links. Getting more quality sleep will help you remember and process things better.
7. Sleep May Help You Lose Weight
Researchers have also found that people who sleep less than seven hours per night are more likely to be overweight or obese. It is thought that the lack of sleep impacts the balance of hormones in the body that affect appetite. The hormones ghrelin and leptin, important for the regulation of appetite, have been found to be disrupted by lack of sleep. So if you are interested in controlling or losing weight, don’t forget to pay attention to getting a good night’s sleep.
8. Naps Make You Smarter
Napping during the day is not only an effective and refreshing alternative to caffeine, it can also protect your health and make you more productive. A study of 24,000 Greek adults showed that people who napped several times a week had a lower risk for dying from heart disease. People who nap at work have much lower levels of stress. Napping also improves memory, cognitive function and mood.
9. Sleep May Reduce Your Risk for Depression
Sleep impacts many of the chemicals in your body, including serotonin. People with a deficiency in serotonin are more likely to suffer from depression. You can help to prevent depression by making sure you are getting the right amount of sleep, between 7 and 9 hours each night.
10. Sleep Helps the Body Make Repairs
Sleep is a time for your body to repair damage caused by stress, ultraviolet rays and other harmful exposures. Your cells produce more protein while you are sleeping. These protein molecules form the building blocks for cells, allowing them to repair damage.