How Quality Sleep and a Quality Bed Affect Weight, Mood, and Body Alignment w/Samuel Smith


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A chronic lack of sleep leads to many biological system breakdowns and difficulties, but so few people prioritize getting a good night’s sleep. What role does our mattress play in the quality of sleep we get? What other factors affect our sleep? How can we avoid shortening the life span of our mattresses?

On this episode, mattress and sleep expert Samuel Smith joins me to talk about the importance of paying attention to sleep, and why we need to be mindful of the quality of bed we sleep in.

When your body isn’t getting enough sleep, it’s going to make up for the lack of sleep in other ways. The simplest way to do it is to store calories. -Samuel Smith

Three Takeaways

  • Our quality of sleep is affected by several factors including heat, pressure, movement, and pinch points. Light and sound are the two biggest ones.
  • The light from your electronic device tells your brain the sun’s up, but we’re not designed to be nocturnal.
  • When we’re sleeping, we want to be in a straight line. Over time, beds start to dip in the center which puts pressure on our spines.

The world is starting to wake up to the importance of sleep and how much it impacts the functionality of so many of our biological processes. Sleep affects our moods, the work we do, and even our body’s ability to lose weight. We spend 1/3 of our lives on our mattresses, so it’s insanely important to find one that gives us quality sleep. When we prioritize getting 8 hours of quality sleep everyday, we’ll see benefits in every area of our lives.

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