We all know that we need to get a good night’s sleep to
maintain a healthy lifestyle. Most of us know sleeping well also improves
concentration. But few are aware that sleep has a strong impact on so many important
aspects of our lives we are constantly striving to improve. We have compiled
the top 5 New Year’s resolutions (according to statisticbrain.com) and reviewed
how Texas Mattress Makers can help you achieve your goals in 2016.

5 Staying Fit and

Too much or too little sleep is associated with a shorter
lifespan, a fact that is little wonder when you consider the positive effects quality
sleep can have on the immune system. Sleep also reduces stress and the risk of
heart disease by 34%. According to Raymonde Jean, MD, director of sleep
medicine and associate director of critical care at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt
Hospital Center in New York City, “Sleep can definitely reduce levels of
stress, and with that people can have better control of their blood pressure. It’s
also believed that sleep affects cholesterol levels, which plays a significant
role in heart disease.”

4 Enjoy Life to the

One night without sleep provides the functionality of a
blood alcohol content of 0.08, or in other words, acting as though you are
legally drunk. This can dramatically inhibit your ability to enjoy life to the
fullest. Sleep deprivation also inhibits our ability to empathize with other
people and can dramatically affect your mood. Allison T. Siebern, PhD, a Fellow
in the Insomnia and Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Stanford
University Sleep Medicine Center asserts that “Over time, impaired memory,
mood, and other functions become a chronic way of life. In the long term, this
can affect your job or relationships.” Unless your idea of living life to the
fullest involves living as a hermit, you may want to consider your sleep habits
a top priority this year.

3 Spend Less, Save

Given the benefits of quality sleep, a new mattress is a
MUST if your current mattress isn’t providing the comfort and support your body
needs. If a mattress is on your list to buy this year, Texas Mattress Makers
can help you spend less money in 2016. In addition to our everyday low prices
which are at least half of the price compared to typical retail stores, we are
offering a New Years Sale. Save 10% off when you shop in our showroom! We also
have several King Size mattress specials.
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2 Getting Organized

Organizing is often a daunting, energy consuming task, even
for the Martha Stewarts among us. In addition to improved concentration, proper
sleep leads to higher energy levels. A Stanford University study found that
college football players who dramatically increased their sleep for seven to
eight weeks improved their average sprint time and had less daytime fatigue and
increased stamina. The right mattress could be the difference between starting
your day energized and wanting to spend the rest of the day on the couch.

1 Lose Weight

If you don’t get enough sleep at night, increasing your
sleep time by just one hour could lead to a weight loss of 14.3lbs a year. When
we don’t sleep enough, we often counter low energy levels by eating more than
we normally would. However, oversleeping has also been found to increase weight
gain by an average of 11lbs. According to a study conducted by researchers at
the University of Chicago in which the participants were dieting, those who
were well rested lost more fat—56% of their weight loss—than those who were
sleep deprived, who lost more muscle mass. Find the proper balance between
sleep time and quality of sleep with a mattress fitted to your body and your
specific sleep needs.