IS THE MATTRESS THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEM IN THE BEDROOM?
BY HASSAN AL-HAZEEM,
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF INTERCOIL, SLEEP MATTERS AMBASSADOR
According to the latest Sleep Matters survey conducted by YouGov and commissioned by Intercoil, 50% of the UAE population fails to get a decent night’s sleep. There are many habits in our daily lives that influence the way we sleep such as: our diet, sleep starvation, work stress, different medical conditions, lack of exercise and discipline, too much coffee, computer work or too much TV. When it comes to sleep, we are victims of our bad habits and most of the problems can be fixed if we are changing elements of our lifestyle. However, sometimes it just comes down to our bed – and more specifically our mattress.
The mattress is the foundation of a good sleep. Do you wake up with back and neck pains? Are you more tired in the morning than you were when you went to sleep? Maybe it’s time to change that mattress and enter the world of a better sleep. Put your money on a mattress that is made to last. Look for that one that offers comfort, support and durability. There is no absolute truth about which mattress you should choose, and the choice can come down to personal preference, budget or availability however there are some guideline that we can follow when buying a new mattress.
ABOUT SLEEP MATTERS
Sleep Matters is a community initiative that was initiated by Intercoil International together with a number of enthusiastic lifestyle and healthcare practitioners – Sleep Matters Ambassadors – who believe that broadening the conversation about sleep will contribute to improving the overall wellbeing of the community. Sleep Matters is a platform to unite lifestyle commentators and the community around the importance of healthy sleep. Sleep Matters aims to contribute by:
• Raising awareness of the importance of good sleep for a healthy life.
• Helping people to identify sleep issues and find ways to improve them.
• Bringing together professionals and authorities to share knowledge.
• Becoming the most comprehensive resource in the UAE for all information related to healthy sleep.