Better Sleep Tips from Haven Sleep

Better Sleep Tips from Haven Sleep

We’ve all been there: you hit the pillow, exhausted from a long day, and sleep just doesn’t come. You toss, you turn, you reposition yourself to try to get comfortable, you flip your pillow back and forth in search of the cold side, but it’s all for nothing – the great night’s sleep you crave isn’t happening.

Unfortunately, a poor sleeping experience isn’t anything new. Around one-third of people ages 18 to 64 get less than seven hours of sleep on average. As a whole, the demographic averaged just 7.12 hours, barely breaking into the recommended seven to nine hours. Quality of sleep suffers as well; 43% of men and 55% of women report trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep.

So, what can you do? How can you make sure you’re getting enough sleep, and getting good sleep to boot? From great mattress to a solid bedtime routine, here’s what you need to know about the road to a better night’s sleep.

Why Sleep Should Top Your List of New Year’s Resolutions

Why Sleep Should Top Your List of New Year’s Resolutions

“New year, new me” is the motto most people live by as one year gives way to the next. But are your priorities really in the right place? In 2019, it’s time to make sleep your new BFF. Most New Year’s resolutions revolve around things like eating better, losing weight, and achieving financial goals, but sleep does not usually make the list. Despite the importance of a good night’s sleep, getting a little shut-eye often gets pushed aside in favor of more exciting activities.

Even if you feel fine on five or six hours of sleep, you’re probably not catching enough Zs to keep your body running at its max. If you’re one of the 40% of people who make resolutions to do better in the new year, sleep should be your number one priority.

 

Dr Oz Shares on Better Sleep

Dr Oz Shares on Better Sleep

Choose a Mattress Made With Certified Foam 

Nearly all mattresses —whether memory foam, innerspring or adjustable air— contain foam. In the early 2000s, substandard mattress foams were coming into the U.S. from overseas, some even containing banned substances.

To address the situation, the CertiPUR-US foam certification program was created in 2008. This is a non-profit,  independent foam certifying body that has set rigorous standards for mattress and upholstered furniture foams. Certification requires testing at accredited labs to make sure foam used in mattresses is made without chemicals of concern such as formaldehyde, heavy metals, and Tris flame retardants. If your mattress is more than 10 years old, it didn’t benefit from this strict certification standard and may contain things you would rather not sleep on. Plus, a decade-old mattress isn’t providing the support your body needs and it may be time for a new one. You can verify that any new mattress you are considering contains certified foam by checking the list of participating manufacturers on the CertiPUR-US website, which is updated constantly. In fact, I was so impressed by all the folks at this tiny non-profit have accomplished that I volunteered to partner with them to help get the word out.

All Haven materials are 100% Ceritpur certified. Breathe easy.