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    Why You Should Get Plenty of Sleep Each Night

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    A good night’s rest can help you wake up feeling ready to face the day. What you might not realize, though, is that sleep can also help you avoid serious health conditions.

    This video reports on how a lack of sleep can put you at risk for diabetes and obesity. Your body requires sleep so that it can regulate metabolic processes. When you do not get the slumber you need, it can disrupt blood sugar levels, putting you at risk for diabetes. Sleep deprivation can also trigger hunger cravings. As a result, you might consume more calories than necessary and gain an unhealthy amount of weight.

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    A Look at the Different Stages of Sleep

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    When you fall asleep, your brain and body experience a series of changes. The cyclical nature of these changes has helped sleep experts better understand what stages make up slumber and how they differ from each other. The following information details what occurs as you drift into unconsciousness each night.

    First Stage

    The first stage of sleep is also the shortest. It lasts for only a few minutes, during which time your body prepares to enter deeper sleep. Because you are not yet in deep slumber, any number of events such as a dog barking or phone ringing can easily arouse you. In fact, you may not yet feel as though you were falling asleep should such a disturbance happen.

    Second Stage

    Sleep experts do not typically consider the second stage of sleep to be deep sleep, though the body continues to alter its activities in preparation for it. If in proximity to someone in the second stage of sleep, you might notice a change in breathing patterns, as respiratory function slows. The heart also decreases its beating rate at this time.

    Third Stage

    Once in the third stage of sleep, the body has finally entered deep slumber. Brain activity reflects this change in sleep by emitting slow waves called delta waves. This stage of sleep can continue for up to a half-hour if you remain undisturbed. Should you become awakened, you may feel confused or bewildered until you reestablish full consciousness.

    Fourth Stage

    Many people may know the fourth stage of sleep as REM sleep. When you are in REM sleep, brain waves change once again. Brain activity heightens, as do eye and respiration behaviors. REM sleep accounts for the period of slumber when your mind dreams.

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    The Relationship Between Poor Sleep Quality and Stress

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    When you don’t get enough sleep at night, how does it affect your behavior the next day? If you’re like millions of other sleep-deprived individuals, you might feel exceptionally stressed at work or home. Proper slumber can offset the effects of stress. Even if you have important deadlines to meet at the office or young children to take care of at home, getting enough sleep each night can help you better manage your responsibilities. In some cases, stress may make it more difficult to get adequate sleep. If you lie awake at night because of stressful thoughts, take the necessary measures to calm your body and mind before attempting to go to bed. When your stress levels are high, it becomes increasingly important to get seven to eight hours of sleep each night.

    Do you toss and turn because of your old, bumpy mattress? If so, call The Bedroom Store at (888) 709-1169 to learn more about our quality mattress brands, including Serta and Tempur-Pedic. The associates at our St. Louis locations can help you find the mattress that is right for your sleeping needs.

    The Surprising Health Effects of Poor Sleep Quality

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    Do you regularly get less than eight hours of sleep? If so, you may be putting your health in serious risk. Many people must contend with hectic schedules that seem to preclude adequate slumber, but when sleep is cut short, it can lead to potentially life-threatening consequences. Should you be among the millions of people who curtail their sleeping schedules to fit in more activities, consider these health consequences:

    Deteriorated Metabolic Function

    Many systems of the body depend on proper sleep so that they too can function at their best. Your metabolic system in particular is vulnerable to your sleeping habits. Poor sleep makes your body mistakenly believe that it requires more caloric sustenance, which means that you might eat more at snack and mealtime to fulfill this need. Because your body does not actually require these additional calories, they become added weight. Changes to the way your body processes blood glucose as the result of sleep deprivation can also increase the danger of diabetes.

    Increased Cardiovascular Risks

    Too little sleep can adversely affect your heart in a myriad of ways. For one, it can cause your blood pressure to rise. Two, it can change the regularity of the electrical impulses that prompt your heart to contract and pump blood. Both hypertension and arrhythmia can heighten your risk of heart disease. As the cardiovascular system contends with greater blood pressure forces, it can suffer tissue deterioration that may increase the chances of a blood clot or artery rupture. Arrhythmia can raise the danger of experiencing stroke as well.

    Reduced Mental Focus

    When you do not get enough sleep, it becomes more difficult to maintain focus on any number of tasks, including cooking dinner, driving a car, or handling machinery. If you perform any of these activities while suffering from sleep deprivation, you may be putting your life at risk. With reduced mental focus, it becomes easier to cause an accident that could result in serious harm to your health and those around you.

    The Bedroom Store in St. Louis wants you to enjoy healthy and fulfilling slumber. That is why we carry the most well respected mattress brands such Tempur-Pedic and Serta. To find out more about our mattress options or store hours, call (314) 892-1001.

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