This article was originally written by News Canada
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(NC)-Just about everyone has heard that sleep is important to health and well-being, but did you know just how important it really is? The fact is, the human body can survive without food and water longer than it can without adequate sleep. Assess your own sleep needs and test your Sleep IQ with the quiz below.
1. Do you know the cause of your stuffy nose, puffy eyes, and sneezing when you wake up in the morning?
nothing, it’s normal
the onset of a cold
It’s often dust mites, mold, and mildew lurking in your bedding that cause these allergic reactions. Dust mites, mold, and mildew thrive in the damp and moist environment of your feather and down pillows and bedding. These fills trap moisture and create a clammy atmosphere that allergens love. Wool, however, is hypo-allergenic and absorbs moisture then releases it quickly into the environment keeping you and your bedding dry – all night long. Wool’s remarkable ability to absorb moisture is important as the average person loses up to a pint of moisture a night while they sleep.
2. Do you know why your joints are achy and stiff in the morning?
not enough sleep
excessive tossing and turning
all of the above
Excessive tossing and turning is often the cause of aches and joint pain. According to an Australian study, the average person tosses and turns 45 to 50 times per night. This disrupts sleep and causes joint pain. The study also showed that participants who slept on a wool mattress pad reduced their tossing and turning by more than 50 percent. Participants also had a lower, steadier heart rate. A wool mattress pad cushions the body’s pressure points like shoulders, hips, and ankles making it the ideal choice for a restful night’s sleep. Natura World, https://petinstead.com/naturaworld, North America’s largest manufacturer of wool bedding, produces mattress pads filled with pure wool encased in 100% unbleached cotton, designed to give you a healthier night’s sleep.
3. Is it hot in here, or is it me? What is the solution?
sleeping in different beds
getting different covers for each of us
a wool duvet
The sleep scenario that couples often report is the “too hot too cold syndrome” with one partner curling up to keep warm and the other partner kicking off the covers to cool down. A Natura wool filled duvet is the perfect solution.
Wool regulates to each partner’s body temperature, keeping both comfortable all night long.
Natura World, https://petinstead.com/naturaworld the largest North American manufacturer of wool bedding, has a complete collection designed to eliminate the breeding ground for common sleep allergens. Natura’s pillows, duvets, and mattress pads are filled with pure wool and encased in 100% unbleached cotton. Natura’s wool bedding collection is available at Home Outfitters, or for a retailer near you, call 1-888-NATURA3.
Natura World is concerned about your health, so if any sleep condition lasts for more than two weeks, consult your doctor.