We all have an occasional night where we don’t sleep well. However, if this becomes a pattern rather than an exception, there can be a noticeable change in performance in an academic or work environment. Did you know that this is due to actual physiological effects in the brain?

The Research

An article from the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School states that “Without adequate sleep and rest, overworked neurons can no longer function to coordinate information properly, and we lose our ability to access previously learned information.” Additionally, according to Harvard Business Review, “…school and academic performance are significantly lower in students who suffer from sleep problems”.

Challenges At Work

If we are not getting quality sleep on a consistent basis, it will eventually show up in our daily life. No matter how much coffee we drink, if we’re not sleeping well, we’re still going to be at a disadvantage. If you’ve been surviving long work days with poor sleep, just imagine what you can do when you’re properly rested!

Information Heavy School Days

School-aged children receive loads of new information on a daily basis. If they aren’t well-rested, their brain development could be negatively impacted. In fact, “children’s brains develop in spurts called critical periods” according to edutopia.org. Let’s set them up for success. Sleep has a very important role to play in education.

We Can Help

The last thing you probably want to do if you’re always exhausted is research what mattress is best for you! We get it. Let us do that work! You can start right now by filling out a quick questionnaire. We call it a Mattress Prescription because we completely customize our suggestions based on your personal needs. That way, when you stop in to shop most of the work is already done! Bring in your prescription, take a rest on a few mattresses, pick your favorite, and you’re done!

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