Are you starting to feel like your life is on a constant repeat? So you wake up every day, more tired than the day before, manage to make your coffee, work for a full 8 hours, eat and then your back in bed ready to repeat this whole process again. But is that really living? Shouldn’t we be working to live, not living to work? If you’re like thousands of Australians out there you may be blaming this process on working too hard or trying to pack too much in your day. But what if there was another answer?One that won’t use the excuse “there’s just not enough hours in the day”
What if it was your mattress? What if the reason you’re so tired and drained during the day isn’t because there’s not enough coffee in your day, but that the sleep you’re getting, regardless of the hours you spend in bed, is not satisfying your body’s need for sleep.
The experts say that you should change your mattress every 7-10 years, so I ask you this, when was the last time you changed yours? As we age, our body changes and what once seemed comfortable may not be anymore. According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep requirements vary from person to person, however, most healthy adults need between 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function at their best.
It’s so easy to forget that your sleep can be affected by so many things. Most of us reduce our coffee intake late at night and try to avoid our phones/tablets while we’re in bed, but we are looking past the things like our pillows and mattresses. These are the kind of household items that need to be monitored and checked more frequently than previously thought of in the past.
So when you go home tonight, have a look at your mattress and pillow, think back to the time you bought it, and if it was too long ago, maybe it’s time for a change. It may even be the change that can break the cycle – work, eat, sleep and repeat.