Why is sleep so important? Experts at Koala Mattresses explain | Liv

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Good sleep starts with a quality bedroom environment. The folks at Koala Mattresses are passionate about sleep, which is why they’ve designed a mattress that’s super comfortable for an optimum night’s rest. What’s more, they’re specially packed to be able to get into Hong Kong apartments with ease; no more struggling up the fire escape!

There are many reasons why sleep is so important to wellbeing. Your body, mind and emotions all benefit from a restful night of high quality sleep. In fact, the three most crucial foundations of health, happiness and wellbeing are good nutrition, exercise – and plenty of deep, restful sleep.

Sleep has an impact on all aspects of health, not least of which includes helping maintain focus and direction during the day without the need to take breaks or to interrupt your flow of thought. Sleeping also makes you a better learner. According to Harvard Research[1], attention and motivation are both negatively affected by a lack of sleep, which in turn makes it harder to absorb and retain new information.

A well-rested mind is optimised in terms of attention span, mood and motivation. Furthermore, you increase your ability to learn and remember facts, and perform at peak creativity. You’re also less likely to make mistakes at work, suffer an accident or fall befoul of illness, which will in turn lead to success – both in life and in work.

International mega stars including Ellen DeGeneres and Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, are known to sleep more than 7 hours per night, which is consistent with recommended guidelines from health experts the world over. At Koala, we have spent countless hours experimenting and engineering the most comfortable, supportive, environmentally-friendly mattress available.

While good sleep habits including not eating an hour before dinner, practicing yoga and taking time to decompress after a busy day in the office can help, your mattress can make arguably the biggest impact on the quality – and quantity – of your rest. A supportive mattress can spell the difference between a night of tossing and turning, or a deep restful slumber, so choose wisely. Given we spend an average of a third of our lives in bed, Koala believes in uncompromising comfort to help with the perfect rest. Your happiness and success may just depend on it.

Sleep to think clearly

Studies have shown that adequate quantities of deep, restorative slumber help the brain consolidate learning and improve memory and recall, as well as contributing to heightened alertness and faster reaction times.

They also have more stable moods, which is related to hormonal balance and improved by adequate sleep. Good sleep is also associated with greater happiness and empathy, which both work to ensure stronger and more rewarding relationships and help you work better with others.

[1] Source: http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/matters/benefits-of-sleep/learning-memory

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