Seven Hours of Sleep Declared Necessary for Optimal Health by Sleep Experts
Sometimes good science does nothing more than reinforce what we already knew. According to a recent article in Forbes Magazine by Todd Essig, that seems to be the case with sleep. Essig states that according to 5,314 peer-reviewed articles “grandma was right: You gotta get at least seven hours of sleep a night.”
Keep reading this article to find out what led him to this conclusion and to learn how recliner beds manufacturers in the United States are helping people find better sleep with the best adjustable mattresses available on the market today.
This past June the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society released a joint consensus statementthat states: “Adults should sleep seven or more hours per night on a regular basis to promote optimal health.”
The expert panel looked at “nine health categories with the best available evidence in relation to sleep duration: general health, cardio-vascular health, metabolic health, mental health, immunologic function, human performance, cancer, pain and mortality.” And what they found was that for people between 18 and 60 optimal health is achieved by sleeping at least seven hours a night.
Too much sleep was not definitely associated with health risk. In fact, the 15 authors and three observers wrote “sleeping more than 9 hours per night on a regular basis may be appropriate for young adults, individuals recovering from sleep debt, and individuals with illnesses.”
Now that you know you need at least seven hours of sleep a night, and experts are telling us that it’s OK to get more, why are so many American’s having trouble getting that minimum seven hours of sleep a night for optimal health?
According to Essig, one obvious reason is the explosion of technology available to us 24 hours a day 7 days a week. “From binge watching to social media, entertainment is available 24/7, not to mention the allure of “desire drugs” like Adderall and Provigil letting even the unmotivated and uncaring work well past any day’s (or week’s) expiration date,” he states. “Many routinely seek a techno-boost to make something–anything!—more important than sleeping. But when they truncate sleep they put their health, and ability to perform at optimal levels, at risk.”
So now you have fact to back up what you already knew to be true. You need seven hours of sleep a night to function optimally during the day and regular quality sleep is necessary for long-term health. Isn’t it time to make sleep a priority in your life?
Easy Rest is an adjustable bed manufacturer that just may have a solution for you.
Do you toss and turn trying to find just the right position that is comfortable enough for sleep? Do you pile mountains of pillows under your head or legs but they just don’t stay put? Do you have aches and pains that keep you up all night because you can’t find relief from the pain?
An Easy Rest adjustable bed with therapeutic mattress can adjust to more than 1,001 relaxing and individualized positions for finding the right sleep position for you. Our adjustable bed with remote controls allow you to raise or lower the head and foot sections of the bed to take pressure off of painful areas thereby allowing you to fall back to sleep faster and easier.
Several of our models feature an adjustable bed remote control that allows you to easily activate our relaxing massage feature that will help you melt away the cares of the day and lull you to sleep gently.
In addition to helping you find the perfect position for sleep an Easy Rest adjustable bed mattress may help you find temporary relief from a variety of health issues. Doctors prescribe adjustable beds to their patients every day to help with a multitude of illnesses or issues. Specifically an adjustable bed may help you find temporary relief from the following:
- Low Back Pain
- Edema or Swelling of the Legs
- Poor local Blood Circulation of the Legs
- Hiatal Hernia
- Acid Reflux
- Nighttime Heartburn
- Light and Occasional Snoring
- Minor Aches and Pains due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
The optional heating accessory may provide temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain as well as Muscle Pain associated with stress and tension. What health issues do you suffer from that might be helped by raising your head or feet at night?
So please, do yourself a favor, if you’re reading this at night, click on the orange Request Information button on the upper left corner of this page to download the Better Sleep Guide and Full Color Catalog from Easy Rest Adjustable Sleep Systems and then go to sleep already! You’ll thank us in the morning.