Your Bed…The Fountain of Youth?
Updated: Jul 28
Can proper sleep help you live longer? We do know that it can help with a healthier, happier life, but could the fountain of youth be hiding in plain sight? This article and the expert quoted within say yes. The key to longevity lies within your bedroom.
The Mayo Clinic describes a direct link between lack of sleep and susceptibility to getting sick from viruses or other maladies. But is sleep actually linked to aging and not just wellness?
This study suggests it is. Researchers evaluated sleep patterns in some of the longest lived individuals and concluded that sleep is critically important to longevity, along with other important health regimens.
The reason sleep has such a huge impact on aging is due to the restorative work that happens while we sleep, down to the cellular level. Any number of studies have examined the relationship between sleep and aging, pinpointing benefits of sleep that impact oxidative stress, inflammation and mitochondrial decline, among other factors.
And Jack Kreindler, M.D., founder of the Center for Health and Human Performance in the United Kingdom, often touts the link between proper sleep and the immune system.
His tip in the article first quoted above: "Every evening, we visit the most amazing longevity clinic in the world. We go to bed, and we sleep." In fact, just two to three weeks of deep, proper sleep can be “transformative.”
How can you get a proper night’s sleep? The first step towards transforming your sleep habits could be transforming what you sleep with!
Here are three common sleep comfort problems and my favorite products to help solve them!
Sleep Scenario One: I love my plush, fluffy comforter, but it gets hot to sleep under. Sleep Solution: The SleepSmart Duvet Protector available at Pottery Barn, is an exciting new design that adds a layer of temperature regulating comfort to your favorite comforter. Designed with heat activated technology that quick attracts and releases excess heat and humidity to keep you sleeping cool, dry and comfortable longer. I really like the natural odor absorption qualities and the tight weave of the fabric which is great for allergy sensitive sleepers.
Sleep Scenario Two: I love my mattress, is there a way to help it sleep a little cooler? Sleep Solution: The Polar Point Mattress Pad available at Pottery Barn is made from a lightweight material that is more breathable than cotton, and further infused with technology originally designed to help astronauts keep cool in space. Hot sleepers will love how soothing cool their sleep surface will feel as it gently absorbs excess heat as you fall asleep, and recharges as you change positions through the night. The “Polar Points” on the sleep surface show you the technology is there and ready to work to deliver a great night’s sleep!
Sleep Scenario Three: I love my pillow, and I’m not ready to say goodbye just yet. Is there a way to rejuvenate it? Sleep Solution: Shake things up with your favorite down alternative or down and feather filled pillow by popping it in the dryer on medium heat with a couple of tennis balls for a few minutes! The dryer will help remove any humidity build-up and give your pillow a solid fluffing! If you want to further level-up your comfort, checkout the True Temp Pillow Protector available at Sleep Number. Made from a plush knit that is icy cool to the touch plus temperature regulating! You get a little extra cuddliness, coolness, and the material is super breathable and quick to release heat and moisture! I love the silky feel and you’ll be tempted to use it without the pillowcase! Bonus, there’s no struggle to get this protector on your pillow. There’s an extra wide opening and an easy zip closure!
About Sleep Innovator, Tracy Miller
Tracy Miller is a trusted inventor and innovator of dynamic, technology driven, and comfortable products for the home, and founder of Inventive Sleep™. Her engaging brands are found in millions of homes and hotels across the country. As a Sleep Products Innovator, Tracy is dedicated to helping people realize their dreams and goals starting with a great night’s sleep. Her reputation for combining proven and modern materials in everyday products including sheets, pillows, comforters, blankets and mattress pads, adds exciting new comfort and performance qualities consumers love to incorporate into their homes. Tracy is also the author of the weekly sleep blog Sleep Secrets and Inspirations. In it, she shares her expertise on materials research and design, and demystifies the sleep experience with an informative and fun-filled conversation on how sleep helps people with daily living, as well as some of her tips and tricks on picking your favorite products. For more information, visit www.inventivesleep.com. Sleep Tonight. Create Tomorrow.™