April 9, 2024
5,36 mins read

The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Perspectives & Priorities

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The Issue With Sleep

Let’s face it– most of us don’t give sleep the attention it deserves. We might view it as amere interruption in our busy lives, a necessary but unremarkable pause before diving back into the hustle and bustle of the day.
But is sleep truly just a pit stop for recharging our batteries, or does it play a deeper role?

First we need to address the tendency to overlook sleep. Our waking hours are where we perceive life's action unfolding – where we engage all our five senses and make tangible investments in our daily pursuits. It's understandable then that sleep might seem like the neglected relative in this scenario. Sure, it's essential for replenishing our energy levels, but it's often treated as optional, something to be sacrificed for the sake of productivity. Some even boast about their lack of sleep, wearing it as a badge of complacent pride.

But here's the twist: sleep isn't just a downtime activity; it's a vital element in ouroverall well-being, directly falling into the category of things you need to invest in (and get good at) if you want to live a healthy, fulfilling life. We can go as far as saying that lack of quality sleep is slowly, but surely, killing us.

Manufacturers and brands all over the world are keenly aware of this unfortunate status quo, and are actively investing in R&D to provide solutions to the sleep epidemic. At Ergomotion®, we pride ourselves of leading in the Smart Bed revolution. We believe that the future of sleep lies with sleep-tracking, algorithmic Smart Systems embedded in adjustable bases. We dream to one day transform the bed into a health hub, one that not only tracks your sleep but actively does something about it – like the automatic anti-snore system.


Why You Should Invest In The Betterment Of Your Sleep

Let’s get one thing straight - sleep is not a means to an end, but rather an end in and ofitself. Investing in the betterment of your sleep isn't just about feeling more rested in the morning; it's about making a profound investment in your overall health, productivity, and quality of life.

Quality sleep is essential for optimal brain function—it enhances memory, sharpens cognitive abilities, and helps rid the brain of toxins. It gives your immune system a much-needed boost, protecting you against illness and inflammation. Emotionally, sleep plays a crucial role in mood regulation; skipping on sleep can leave you feeling irritable, anxious, or down. Finally, let’s not forget about your physical health—adequate sleep helps with weight management, cardiovascular health, and hormonal balance, reducing the risk of serious heart disease and diabetes.

In essence, prioritizing sleep isn’t just a luxury; it’s a necessity for living your bestlife. By embracing the importance of sleep, you pave the way for a future filled with vitality, happiness, and fulfilment. It is worth reminding ourselves that our bodies have an expiration date, and every investment we do to improve sleep, is an investment in the right direction towards pushing that date into the future. Investing in great quality products for your sleep can be a real game changer.
Choosing the right
bed base is a critical component to sleep, as can be choosing the right mattress and pillow. Consider investing in an adjustable bed base that adapts to your body.


How Can I “Get Better” At Sleeping?

This articleis not a replacement for professional medical assistance (which you should seek if you're dealing with sleep disorders). Additionally, there's no one-size-fits-all solution to this question. Instead, I'll provide some general guidelines that have helped others understand the significance of sleep and make positive changes to their habits.

  • Once sleep is lost, it's gone for good.
    This is important to understand because every hour of missed sleep means missed benefits that you can't get back. Trying to catch up with naps or extra sleep later doesn't really work either. So, it's crucial to aim for consistent,quality sleep to keep your sleep debt as low as possible. One way to keep track of your sleep consistency and timings is by sleeping in a bed that uses sensors to track your sleep.
  • Think of sleep as a bank balance.
    Every hour missed adds to your sleep debt. Simple as that. Adults ideally need at least 7 hours of sleep each night. So, if you only slept 5 hours, you're 2 hours in debt. Here's the catch: there's no way to "earn back" that lost sleep (as you might have guessed from my earlier point). Your best bet isto aim for minimal debt. It's normal to accumulate some debt occasionally—weall have those nights, right? But striving to keep it consistently low is the smartest move we can (and should) make.
  • Think of sleep like a snowball.
    It can either grow bigger and better or smaller and worse. What this means is that the better you sleep, the better you feel. This improved mood encourages habits that promote consistent, quality sleep, leading to even greater well-being. Sadly, the opposite is also true. Chronic poor sleep can originate anxiety and depression, which, when left unchecked, can lead to further detrimental implications for your health.
  • Take pride in sleep, not shame.
    We tend to feel good about ourselves when we work long hours and drag our tiredbodies well over the reasonable threshold of sleep, while silently judging those who sleep long hours of being lazy. But why? Why glorify self-torture while shaming those who prioritize sleep? We should be praising those who sleep well. Be proud of your sleep achievements and share your strategies with others so that they too can get better. Create a positive attitude towards sleep, recognizing its benefits in health and longevity.


In conclusion, it's undeniable that sleep is often undervalued in our society, viewed as merely a pause in our busy lives rather than the essential pillar of health and well-being that it truly is. The reality is that lack of quality sleep is not just a minor inconvenience; it's a serious threat to our physical, mental, and emotional health. Prioritizing sleep isn't a luxury, much less a symptom of sloth, as some would have it seem—it's a necessity for living our best lives.

Every investment we make in improving our sleep, whether it is upgrading to an adjustable base or changing the way your bedroom is lit, is a step towards a future filled with vitality, happiness, and fulfilment.

So let's shift our mindset, take pride in prioritizing sleep, and create a positive attitude towards this vital aspect of self-care. Remember, our bodies have an expiration date, and every effort to improve our sleep is an investment in extending our quality of life.

By João Saraiva, Ergomotion® Digital Project Manager

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