How to get a good night’s sleep?
Being able to sleep well is necessary for the recovery of our body and mind. A good night's sleep is the most important repair function for our body. If you get a good night’s sleep, you are able to function better.
An incomplete or imbalanced sleep pattern can result in many negative consequences which can destroy a good night’s sleep. Sleep deprivation can lead to reduced concentration, frequent mistakes, psychological disorders and even depression. People spend about one-third of their lives sleeping. The best time for sleeping and the amount of sleep we need are biologically determined and this is why they vary from one person to the next. One person may need 10 hours per night, whereas five hours might be enough for someone else. There is no optimal time to sleep and no ideal sleep duration for everyone. Every individual has their own sleep optimum.
How to get a good night’s sleep?
People spend one-third of their lives sleeping
Optimal sleep duration
The quality of sleep is key
It is actually not the quantity, but the quality of sleep that is determinative in answering the question whether or not we wake up with a well-rested feeling. It is therefore to get a good night’s sleep more important to sleep well than to sleep for a long time.
Among other things, a good mattress is extremely important to get a a good night’s sleep. Vita Talalay® is the definitive specialist when it comes to this. Vita Talalay® offers a unique concept that ensures the ultimate sleep experience.
Are lie-ins actually healthy?
If too little sleep is unhealthy, does that mean a lot of sleep is good for you? Although it would seem logical, this isn’t the case. It appears that people who often sleep longer than eight hours per night have the same problems sleeping on average as people who sleep for shorter periods.
Sleeping for long periods disrupts the biorhythm and also interferes with memory function. Sleeping late now and then is fine, but making a habit of it has no benefits.
Faster recuperation from a good night’s sleep
When you get a good night’s sleep, your body heals faster than when you wake up regularly during the night. Various tests have shown that getting a good bed rest will help broken bones and bruises heal faster. While we sleep, dead cells are removed, damaged cells are repaired, and substances are released that boost your immunity.
Studies have shown that people who don’t get a good night’s sleep are three times more susceptible to cardiovascular disease and that not enough sleep significantly reduces immunity to disease and infection.
Sleep and exercise reinforce one another
Research has shown that there is a strong link between getting exercise during the day and the quality of sleep. Anyone who has difficulty falling asleep or is a very light sleeper can dramatically improve their sleeping habits by exercising for 20 minutes at least four times a week.
In addition, people who get a good night’s sleep are more motivated to exercise, as a result of which exercise and sleeping well can help perpetuate and reinforce one another. In other words, exercising is not only good for your condition, but also improves sleep.
Comparing Vita Talalay with regular latex. Vita Talalay helps you to get a good night’s sleep.
Vita Talalay explained via animation
Is Vita Talalay safe without being organic ?
Food can be fully organic. But with a latex mattress that does not make sense. Harvested organic latex always need an addition of some inorganic materials to process it into a latex mattress, topper or pillow. Organic certifications do some traceability of the latex itself but do not trace whether the added inorganic materials (needed to get from liquid to a solid material) are safe. All Vita Talalay is Oekotex 100 Class 1. With Natural Vita Talalay we even have two more certifications that test the end product to be safe. And on top Cradle to Cradle chemists have analysed not only the latex, but also the inorganic additives. It shows that the latex and the additives contains zero harmful materials for the health of humans and the environment.
How does the production process look like and how does it differ from Dunlop latex?
More on the production process here.
Is Vita Talalay latex biodegradable ?
The natural latex used is biobased and also biodegrades. However, there is no such thing as a foam being biodegradable! Not a memory foam, not a Dunlop latex and not a Talalay. Claims like “biodegradable as an oak leaf” are misleading. Indeed the liquid natural latex rubber itself is biodegradable, but the finished product is not. The reason is that in the process crosslinks are made of the molecules, that can not easily be undone. Which is a good thing: otherwise your bed would be degrading while you are sleeping in it.
Of course, after a long time the particles would get smaller and smaller until you can’t see them anymore. But they are still there: instead of bio-degrading it is deteriorating.