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Reason #47 To Purchase a Luxury Mattress

You’ve just had your first baby.

You’ve moved the crib into your bedroom for nightly feeding and you’re splitting the duties, but neither of you is getting enough sleep. The couch is now your second bedroom.

Don’t sacrifice sleep anymore than you have to. Purchase a second mattress for the spare room and get off the three-seater.

A new Beautyrest will give you options on those nights when you need a full eight hours of rest. You won’t have to go to work with cushion impressions on your cheek and a painfully stiff back. You won’t have to worry about your boss staring at the massive bags under your eyes. Your concentration will improve and your overall health will level out. Think of it as a survival tool.

Simmons Mattress Gallery currently has a sale on Beautyrest mattresses so you won’t have to prematurely dip into your child’s college fund. You’ll secure the comfort you need at a price that won’t eclipse your yearly diaper bill.

As a bonus, an extra mattress is great for last minute houseguests, including those oh-so-helpful in-laws. Thank goodness for grandparents.

Split the workload and sleep when you can – a second mattress will prove it’s worth in gold.


‘Bright Box’ Equals ‘Child Sleep Loss’

For every hour of TV your kids watch, they lose seven minutes of sleep a night.

This eye-opening statistic was a product of  a research study done by MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the Harvard School of Public Health. The researchers studied 1,800 children from the ages of six months to eight years old.

The study focused on the effects of televisions in the bedrooms of children. The opening statistic was a byproduct of this study.

As expected, children with TV’s readily accessible to them (in their bedrooms) slept less than children without televisions at their disposal. Boys were much more susceptible to sleep loss when given the opportunity to monitor their own viewing schedule.

The study also found that ethnic minorities were far more likely to sleep with a television. When this group was provided a television, the average sleep loss was half an hour a day.

Sleep is incredibly important for early childhood development. Providing our children with a device that has been proven to reduce the amount of rest they receive is irresponsible.

When possible, keep the mattress and the digital entertainment in separate rooms. Keep the amount of television your children watch to a minimum and give them every opportunity they deserve.

Bedtimes

Bedtimes are a constant struggle for parents with young children. Sometimes it seems that the little ones’ internal clocks are reset daily. One night they fall asleep as soon as you put them down, the next they fuss and cry for two hours before closing their eyes.

A team at the University of Colorado is looking to shed some new light on this topic. Actually, their findings show that ‘less’ light may be the key to a more even sleeping schedule.

The research team, working under the leadership of lead scientist Monique LeBourgeois, studied the sleeping habits of 14 healthy toddlers to learn more about children’s circadian rhythms. They used wrist activity monitors to track the children’s sleeping patterns over the course of six days. They also used cotton swabs to monitor the levels of melatonin in each child. Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that helps our bodies slow down at the end of the day.

They found that children who’s melatonin levels surged 30 minutes before bed, were far more likely to fall asleep when they were put to bed. Children who did not experience this surge, or received it later in the evening, were far more likely to remain restless once tucked in.

So now the question: How do we control the surge of melatonin?

Science has proven that melatonin levels are directly related to the amount of light the body receives. As light levels dip in the evening, levels rise.

The team from Colorado found that a progressive dimming of the house lights was an extremely effective way of controlling the hormone release in the children’s bodies. They also concluded, that allowing natural morning light was just as important for maintaining a proper sleep schedule.

Exposure to unnatural light from electronic sources like iPads, the television and laptops was strongly discouraged during the lead-up hours before bed.

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