info@saminasleep.com

Claus Pummer

Brain Detox

Nighttime is for Brain Detox

by Claus Pummer |June 28, 2020 |0 Comments | Blogs, sleep health | , , , , , , ,

Your brain is the most powerful organ in your body, so when it’s not functioning as it should and could, it’s very noticeable. While there are several things that you can do – from diet to cognitive tests – to improve your brain health, sleep is one of the most impactful habits that you can build to support brain health.

Sleep and Brain Health

Throughout your daily life, you come into contact with countless toxins. Your body is built to withstand a large number of the common toxins, but only to a certain degree. The body’s armour against toxin relies on sleep, health and wellbeing in order to detox effectively. Essentially, sleep cleans the brain, ridding it of harmful toxins that inhibit vital function.

According to a press release published by the National Institutes of Health, research has found that sleep is a period during which the brain cleanses itself of toxic molecules as a result of more space allowed between brain cells.

More specifically, research demonstrated that the mice that were asleep experienced a reduction in brain cell size temporarily, which allowed better circulation of cerebrospinal fluid through the brain and nervous system. Essentially, sleep makes space for your brain to detox.

Toxins commonly found in the brain have been attributed to neurodegeneration. This means that if a person is consistently deprived of sufficient sleep, their likelihood of neurodegenerative issues, such as Alzheimer’s, will increase. The good news is, your sleep hygiene is in your control.

Developing an Effective Sleep Routine

The first step in getting the restful sleep you need to promote brain detoxification is to create a sleep routine that allows you to sleep peacefully every night. Every person is unique and it’s important to find a routine that works best for you, but here are some tips to follow that have been proven effective over time.

  • Try to maintain a consistent sleep schedule
  • Aim for a bedtime that allows at least 7 hours of sleep
  • Try to keep electronics out of the bedroom at night
  • Create a quiet, relaxing space with a cool temperature
  • Make your bedroom as dark as possible
  • Avoid caffeine later in the day
  • Don’t eat large meals before bed
  • Exercise regularly and focus on a healthy diet
  • Reserve your bedroom mostly for sleeping

Harmful Effects of Sleep Deprivation

When you are deprived of sleep on a regular basis, not only will you miss out on the brain detox benefits of a good sleep, but you’ll also increase your risk of several health issues. These include:

  • Poor cognitive and motor function
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Decreased insulin sensitivity

Not everyone is going to suffer every potentially dangerous consequence by not getting proper sleep, but the risk is there and it’s easy to see how serious the problem can be. Taking your sleep quality seriously is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health.

Finding an Optimal Environment for Rest and Recovery

Most conventional mattresses are not designed to create an environment that promotes rest and recovery. If you sleep on a mattress that is made from synthetic foams, petrochemicals, fire retardants, metal springs and other materials that off-gas as you sleep, the likelihood of your brain detoxing the way it should is minimal because your body can’t rest properly. The key is to find the ideal mattress that will encourage a restful sleep and let you avoid any harmful chemicals and byproducts.

The Samina Sleep System for Detox

The Samina Sleep System was developed to improve comfort and increase your quality of sleep. In doing so, Samina’s luxury mattress and other products help you to develop habits that will promote better cognitive function and improved health.

You can supplement your current bedroom setup with pieces from the Samina Sleep System or completely revamp your bedroom with the entire line to support your brain function and detox through quality sleep. Here’s what to expect from the Samina Sleep System.

Samina’s thoughtfully designed sleep system features a set of complementary components: a climate-regulating wool pad topper, the Lokosana® grounding pad, a latex mattress and a flexible slat frame designed with orthopedic health in mind.

The Samina mattress is crafted with all-natural materials and careful attention to detail. The natural rubber mattress provides the elasticity needed to support the spine, joints, bones and muscles, with the added benefit of natural antimicrobial properties. The result is comfort both during sleep and during the waking hours of your day.

Feel grounded, comfortable and physically supported when you try out the Samina Sleep System! More on Samina’s luxury natural mattress and other sleep system products here.

Find Your Perfect Sleep

A good night’s rest is worth its weight in gold – we can all agree on that. Samina’s natural bedding products and materials provide a comfortable place to rest, therefore providing healthy sleep and maximizing comfort in sleep. Head to our website to find your perfect Samina Sleep System product today or contact us for more information here.

Mattress Influences Immune System

How Your Mattress Influences Your Immune System

by Claus Pummer |June 14, 2020 |0 Comments | Blogs, Sleep Tips | , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Have you ever wondered why the human body needs a sufficient amount of sleep every day? Besides feeling well-rested and energized for the day ahead, you rely on sleep for keeping your body in a healthy state and providing it with the rest it needs to keep you functioning and your immunity high.

Another component of the sleep / immune system connection is your mattress. It’s no secret that an uncomfortable mattress can disrupt the quality of your sleep, which could have immune repercussions, but did you know the mattress itself could also influence your immune system?

Standard Mattresses and Your Immune System

Most mattresses are manufactured using harmful chemicals that have the potential to harm your health and damage your immune system. Some of the common chemicals you can expect to find include:

Synthetic Latex – This material is made from the volatile organic compounds (VOC) styrene and butadiene. Additional chemicals may be used in processing.

Foam – Many foam mattresses are petroleum-based and break down over time, which off-gases VOCs into the air you breathe.

Fire Retardants – Chemical flame retardants are created so they don’t completely bind to materials and will be released into your bedroom over time.

Vinyl – When vinyl is produced, chemicals are used throughout every step of the process and will leach out into the air over time.

Sleep and Sleep Deprivation

The comfort level is another important aspect of your mattress that could be affecting your immune system. According to the National Sleep Foundation, cytokines, a type of protein in your body that targets infection and inflammation, is created while your body is at rest. Cytokines, in addition to being created during sleep, are also released during sleep, giving your body’s immune system the fighting power it needs.

With that in mind, it’s not hard to explain that chronic sleep loss can have detrimental short-term (like catching a cold or flu) and long-term effects. Without enough sleep, your body won’t have the opportunity it needs to produce the number of cytokines required to effectively fight off viruses and other illnesses. In fact, in addition to heightening your chances of getting the common cold or influenza, chronic sleep loss has been shown to even increase your risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Proper Sleep Means Better Daily Function

Looking to biohack your way to better productivity, health and wellbeing? Sleep is the first place you should start. An article in Clinical Education outlines just how impactful sleep is to every aspect of your life:

  • Cognitive and motor performance
  • Mood and depression
  • Stress management and feelings of burnout
  • Ability to feel and show empathy
  • Vulnerability to infection
  • Weight management, especially weight gain
  • Insulin sensitivity

These are all very important elements of our lives – from mental to physical capabilities. Even moderate sleep deprivation has drastic negative effects on all of the factors listed above. This is why having a mattress that allows you to sleep peacefully for the entire night is so important.

Your Mattress vs. The Samina Sleep System

Not every mattress is the same – even when it comes to purchasing a luxury mattress, there are many factors to consider when looking for a sleep system that will support high-quality sleep. The Samina Sleep System is an all-natural luxury mattress that was designed with the highest quality natural materials that improve comfort and wellbeing.

Benefits of the Samina Sleep System

  • Bioactive natural approach, which means that the luxury mattress is made of natural materials and free of metals
  • Orthopedic flexible slats help to prevent bones, joint and muscular pain
  • Organic wool offers warmth and stays dry for maximum comfort and longevity
  • Traditional craftsmanship ensures that the mattress is constructed with holistic support in mind – quality assured and careful attention to everything from materials to stitching technique
  • Body earthing principles are the foundation to the design and construction, which harnesses the earth’s natural electricity to then promote powerful healing energies in humans.

Samina’s luxury mattress and sleep system stands apart from the standard mattress; instead, the Samina Sleep System provides spinal support for every moment that you are asleep. In the end, spinal support and orthopedic design promote higher quality sleep and therefore a higher quality of life!

Support Healthy Sleep

Switching your mattress can have a profound effect on your immune system and your overall health. When you eliminate the harmful chemicals that you’ve been breathing in night after night and surround yourself in nurturing, natural materials instead, you’ll allow your immune system to function just as it intended.

Support your body’s natural detox and immunity functions by investing in the proper sleep solution. Learn more about how the Samina Sleeping System can elevate your health by requesting more information here!

Insomnia

Easing Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression With a Samina Sleep System

by Claus Pummer |May 28, 2020 |0 Comments | Blogs, sleep health | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Sleep is necessary for everyone, whether we want to admit it or not. When you’ve experienced disturbances with several nights’ sleep, you know exactly how important it is to ensure your quality of rest. Unfortunately, many chronic conditions are linked to sleep (or lack thereof): insomnia, anxiety and depression.

The Effects of Sleep Debt and Deprivation

According to a 2018 study published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health, the average person needs seven to eight hours of sleep each night in order to maintain optimal mental and physical health; much less than that can be harmful to an individual’s health.

But how exactly does this translate to your daily life? According to the same study, many individuals with ‘sleep debt’ or sleep deprivation experience changes in their mood, even to the extreme of anxiety and depression. With so many people experiencing these mental health conditions, it is time to take a closer look at our sleep hygiene.

Tips for Improving Your Sleep

For many biohacking experts, sleep is the number one focus for all-natural performance enhancement. If you experience sleepiness throughout the day, mood swings, anxiety and depression, introducing better sleep hygiene, such as a quality green mattress, can be highly effective and yet holistic.

In addition, if you’re taking too long to fall asleep or are experiencing disturbances in your sleep throughout the night, it’s time that you consider evaluating your sleep routine – including screen time, daytime habits and, of course, your bed.

Sleep Hygiene Tips

  1. Stick to a regular bedtime
  2. Create a relaxing bedtime routine
  3. Stay active throughout the day
  4. Avoid coffee, tea, cigarettes and even chocolate after 4 p.m.
  5. Create a comfortable and healthy sleep environment

One of the best ways to improve your sleep is to make your bed irresistibly comfortable. This includes your mattress, bedding and pillows. Besides comfort, a luxury mattress should be healthy for you too! A non-toxic mattress is more important than you might think – you spend seven to eight hours a day on it after all!

How A Luxury Mattress Can Affect Your Mental Health (For The Better!)

A luxury, eco-friendly mattress can be a highly effective way to ease your mental health in a holistic way. In fact, many biohacking experts have seen some if not all of these improvements:

Better Temperature Regulation

Optimal ambient temperature is very influential to the quality of your sleep. A quality mattress is constructed to meet requirements for temperature control, but a luxury mattress will exceed these requirements to ensure that you sleep comfortably and more deeply.

Stopping The Stress Cycle

Stress is inevitable in everyone’s life, whether it’s related to personal and professional causes.  However, how we manage and react to stress is up to us. Stress management comes down to routines and developing a ‘toolkit’ that helps you manage the daily struggles that you face. Within this toolkit should be habits and items that contribute to quality sleep.

The ‘vicious cycle’ of bad sleep and stress, according to The American Institute of Stress, means that stress brings on insomnia for many people. After that, a lack of sleep makes it much more difficult for a person to constructively manage stress – and the effects continue to cycle.

Rejuvenate Performance

Your memory is, of course, highly linked to your mental health. In fact, one could view mental health (such as anxiety and depression), memory and sleep as three intertwined health concepts. Sleep deprivation has been, time and again, linked to forgetfulness and ‘unlearning’. By investing in your sleep, from bedding to an eco-friendly mattress, you are investing in your own mental and physical well being.

Higher Quality Sleep

Of course, all of the above benefits of a quality luxury mattress amounts to the most important benefit: a better quality sleep and, for many, improvements to mental health.

Adding a quality eco-friendly mattress to your sleep routine can dramatically improve the quality of your sleep. The SAMINA sleep system, including the non-toxic mattress, supports you physically, so your sleep can support you mentally. A luxury mattress from SAMINA supports the neck and loins so that other heavier body parts like the shoulders and hips don’t sink into your mattress and contort your spine.

Sleep Disturbance

A Step Towards Better Sleep

Start biohacking your sleep and find a holistic treatment for mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. To be on your way to your best sleep ever, request more information here.

Impact of Sleep on Mom Mental Health

Mom’s Mind – How Sleep Affects Mental Health For Mothers

by Claus Pummer |May 14, 2020 |0 Comments | Blogs, Sleep Tips | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Having a child can be a beautiful thing, but of course, there are some changes to your daily habits and health that can drastically change with the introduction of a newborn into your world. But did you know that it is highly common for mothers (and fathers, to a lesser extent) to feel sleep-deprived well into a child’s life?

What This 2019 Study Had to Say

If you’re the proud mother of a five or six-year-old, you may still be experiencing the effects of sleep deprivation. According to a study published in the Sleep Journal by the Sleep Research Society, both men and women experienced a below-average level of satisfaction with their sleep quality and length.

In both women and men, sleep satisfaction and duration did not fully recover for up to 6 years after the birth of their first child.

Sleep and Mental Health

Besides reducing cognitive ability, sleep deprivation takes the shape of changes in mental health in many mothers. Today’s Parent’s article on sleep and mental health lists mental health repercussions from a lack of sleep, specifically around anxiety and depression.

The mental health conditions can be exacerbated or brought on by the lack of sleep and subsequent mood swings that occur as a result of sleep deprivation. Low moods can occur after one night of lacklustre sleep, but add four more years onto that and it’s safe to say that many parents’ moods, from frustration to impatience to anger, can be attributed to chronic sleep issues.

Making the Most of Sleep

So sleep affects a mother’s mental health – what can be done about it?

Sleep can be confusing to manage, with so many tips and tricks to test out. While a bedtime routine and even your day leading up to sleep are important factors to focus on, starting with a luxury mattress that will support you both mentally and physically can help you make the most of every minute asleep.

After years working on sleep health and psychology, our top recommendations for improving your sleep as a parent include:

Creating and Sticking to a Schedule

This means that you have to plan your sleep ahead of time and draw boundaries around your sleep schedule as much as possible. This might feel fairly easy for you, but for many, this may include developing a shift schedule with you and your partner to protect the quality of your sleep as much as possible.

Create A Short Yet Effective Bedtime Routine

You may not feel like you have enough time to have your own bedtime routine, but it’s important to introduce consistency to alert your body that it is time to sleep – therefore making every minute in bed count. This can simply mean having the same tea every night half an hour before bed, lighting a candle with a specific scent or staying screen-free for an hour before bed.

Build Your Comfortable Sleep Toolkit

Many factors can affect your quality of sleep, including your sleep comfort. A luxury mattress that is created with careful attention to materials and requirements, will be able to physically and mentally support you and your quality of sleep.

SAMINA’s Bio-Ceramic® Bedding

SAMINA has created a sleep system that includes luxury mattress bedding made from 60% organic cotton and 40% Bio-Ceramic® yarn. Bio-Ceramic® yarn delivers healthy infrared radiation and negative ions, both of which encourage healthy sleep patterns for users. These benefits help your body’s microcirculation, energy restoration, more drowsiness to promote the initial transition to sleep and optimal ambient heat and moisture.

Further, the construction of the bedding carefully considers physical support and how stress on the body can be reduced for a more restful and relaxed sleep.

A Last Word on Improved Mental Health and Performance

Dr. Liborio Parrino, Chair of the World Sleep Day Committee, stated in the World Sleep Day Toolkit:

“Extending our sleep period also improves our mental and body performances during the day and, last but not least, enhances our dreaming experience, as REM stages are mostly concentrated in the final portion of sleep, which is often curtailed by the urging rules of modern life.”

Better Sleep

Make sleep your priority. SAMINA sleep systems, including their luxury eco-friendly mattress, all of which are constructed to deliver comfortable sleep with the added health benefits of non-toxic mattress materials. Parents, we know you are tired. Let us help you restore your healthy sleep patterns and make the most of your time both awake and asleep. Contact us and request more information about SAMINA sleep systems here.

Natural Sleep

How is an Inclined Sleep Better for Your Health?

by Claus Pummer |April 30, 2020 |0 Comments | Blogs, sleep health | , , , , , ,

A deep and comfortable sleep is crucial to a long and healthy life. There are many ways to improve your nightly sleep, including selecting an eco-friendly mattress, grounding yourself with a comfortable grounding pad, and selecting bedding that offers the best support and health benefits. At SAMINA, we consider ourselves sleep experts and one thing we’ve noticed in our time working with beds, mattresses and sleep accessories is that inclined sleep provides a multitude of advantages.

Here we’d like to shed some light on how choosing an inclined bed, like the SAMINA Gravity Inclined Bed, can help you sleep better and feel better.

What is Inclined Sleep?

Inclined sleep, as the name suggests, is sleeping in a bed which elevates the head above feet with body in horizontal position.

At SAMINA, we provide healthier sleeping opportunities for our customers with a bed built specifically for inclined rest. Here are some of the ways the Gravity Inclined Bed can help you improve your sleep.

Less Acid Reflux

The human stomach is a complicated and sensitive system. For some, the natural acids in our stomachs don’t always stay where they’re supposed to. Acid reflux and other issues resulting in the rising of stomach acids is uncomfortable and dangerous if left untreated. While an inclined mattress can’t replace a doctor’s assistance, it can help stave off symptoms and increase your long-term comfort.

According to one scientific study, which examined the difference between laying flat and laying inclined, patients encountered less acid reflux while inclined. Choosing a bed frame with an incline provides you with the same gastrointestinal support, reducing symptoms of acid reflux and adding to the comfort of any luxury mattress.

Less Pressure to Your Skin and Muscles

Throughout the day, your body takes a beating. Gravity combined with an active lifestyle compresses your spine and joints. This leaves your body craving the time it can stretch out and relax at night on a certified green mattress. Traditional flat beds place pressure along the entirety of your body as you sleep. Choosing an inclined bed frame, however, reduces this pressure, giving your muscles, skin and bones the chance to decompress after a long hard day.

Some of the best evidence of inclined sleep for low-pressure comes from the health industry. There are many reasons hospital beds incline, but one is the reduction of pressure from skin and muscle tissue during rest. When the human body spends long periods of time in bed, sores can form along the skin from pressure. Inclining the mattress reduces this pressure and resulting discomfort. While your typical 8-hours of sleep at night doesn’t warrant fear of bedsores, it still causes ongoing pressure during a time your body should be regenerating. Choosing a bed with a slight incline is best for body and mind.

Better Breathing

There’s a reason why hospitals use inclined beds for patients having trouble breathing or regulating heart rate. Studies show that inclining a bed frame opens air passages and allows for easier breathing. While the SAMINA Gravity Inclined Bed doesn’t offer extreme elevations, it does gently lift your head and recline your feet enough to be beneficial yet subtle for a good night’s sleep.

The best example of elevating a bed for optimal breathing is from childhood. Anybody who has ever stayed home sick from school is sure to remember being propped up on extra pillows to lessen coughing symptoms and make it easier to breathe. The same can be said of the Gravity Inclined Bed, although to a less obvious degree.

Individuals who snore may also find that elevating the bed decreases the frequency with which you do. This could improve sleep patterns, decreasing the number of times you wake during the night due to snoring. Pairing your inclined bed frame with a non-toxic mattress increases these respiratory health benefits.

Get in Touch with Us

Achieving a good night’s rest makes a difference to the rest of your day. At SAMINA our doctor recommended mattress and bed frames are designed with your healthiest sleep in mind. To learn more about sleeping inclined and our certified green mattresses, contact us today.

It’s best when you can schedule an appointment to view our products and experience the SAMINA difference, but you may also order directly from us over the phone. A SAMINA Sleep Concierge will verify each order to ensure you and your sleeping partner, when applicable, have the right system for your respective physical needs and specific sleep concerns.

Our healthy sleep concierge service is available Monday – Saturday, 9am – 6pm PST. Our aim is to reply to you within 24 hours.

Eco Friendly Mattress

Why is an Eco-Friendly Mattress Important?

by Claus Pummer |April 16, 2020 |0 Comments | Blogs, Sleep Tips | , , , , , ,

If there’s one thing modern technology has given us, it’s a window into the world. Unfortunately, this window has shown us that the world is in trouble and it’s up to us to start taking the steps necessary to save it. Sleeping on an eco-friendly mattress is one way to limit your carbon footprint on the planet and improve your sleep simultaneously.

SAMINA is a strong believer in living green, which is one reason we introduced our green mattress to the sleep industry. We like to say, “we’re saving the planet one bed at a time.” At first glance, you might assume we’re referring to the amazing sleep our customers receive on a brand new SAMINA luxury mattress, but we’re being far more literal. Here’s what you should know about our certified green mattresses and how they’re helping make a difference to the planet.

What is an Eco-friendly Mattress and How Does it Work?

Eco-friendly refers to products that aren’t harmful to the environment, like our non-toxic mattresses. It can also include products that help the environment in some way. At SAMINA, we’re a proud supporter of the environment. So, when we began designing mattresses, bed frames, and sleep accessories, we took the time to think about how our products would affect the world around us. This is how we developed our bio-ceramic bedding and SAMINA Healthy Sleep System.

Bio-Ceramic Bedding

The SAMINA Bio-Ceramic Bedding uses a mix of 40% bio-ceramic yarn (biodegradable material) and 60% organic cotton. This comfortable natural fabric is then folded around virgin sheep’s wool for a cushiony, insulated mattress topper like no other. This is biohacking in a whole new way.

The sheep’s wool used in all SAMINA products is removed carefully and without harming any creatures tall or small. Combining the wool with the bio-ceramic fibers produces a moisture-wicking, temperature controlling material perfect for hot or cold climates. We also love the detoxification qualities of the fabric, which allows sleepers to fully relax and eliminate mental and physical stress during sleep.

SAMINA Healthy Sleep System

The SAMINA Healthy Sleep System provides a variety of eco-conscious components for the healthiest sleep you’ll ever experience. These include:

  • A doctor recommended mattress made from natural rubber
  • Orthopedic flexible slat frame with customizable slats
  • LOKOSANA body grounding pad for bioelectrical absorption
  • Climate regulating wool pad to reduce sweat and moderate temperature
  • Bioactive duvets for warmth and comfort
  • Orthopedic pillows for proper head and neck placement during sleep

This system uses materials that benefit the environment, harnessing the earth’s best qualities and leaving behind fabric that can be recycled, reused, or biodegrade when no longer in use.

Benefits of Eco-Friendly Fabric

Using eco-friendly materials in bedding does more than just help the environment when those fabrics are no longer usable. They also provide a non-toxic, chemical free comfort that reduces allergies, illness, and pollution. Here are some of the most common reasons our customers make the switch to SAMINA:

Safe for Those You Love

Choosing an eco-friendly mattress guarantees the bedding you choose is natural and safe for your family, children and pets.

Economical

Sourcing renewable materials from the environment creates a sustainable product and provides financial support to local and international craftsman.

Durability

Natural materials are durable. There’s a reason sheep’s wool sweaters and blankets are passed down for generations. If well cared for, they are practically indestructible.

Easy to Clean

Some of the natural materials we use, like the SAMINA rubber mattress, are easier to wash than traditional mattresses. They repel moisture and host antibacterial properties fighting off mold and mildew that live inside cloth mattresses.

Choosing to go eco-friendly shouldn’t be a tough choice and at SAMINA, we like to think we make it a little easier by providing a product that sells itself. Our mattresses and sleep products aren’t just safe for the environment, they also provide a thorough and comfortable sleep you can count on.

Get in Touch with Us

For more information on SAMINA and our eco-friendly approach to sleep, we invite you to try our products firsthand. It’s best when you can schedule an appointment to view our products and experience the SAMINA difference, but you may also order directly from us over the phone. A SAMINA Sleep Concierge will verify each order to ensure you and your sleeping partner, when applicable, have the right system for your respective physical needs and specific sleep concerns.

Our healthy sleep concierge service is available Monday – Saturday, 9am – 6pm PST. Our aim is to reply to you within 24 hours.

Health And Sleep

How Does A Good Night’s Rest Improve Your Life?

by Claus Pummer |March 31, 2020 |0 Comments | Blogs, Health and Wellness | , , , , , , , , , , , ,

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average adult requires at least 7-hours of sleep each night to live a healthy life. For some Americans, this number is simply unobtainable, sometimes for reasons outside of our control.

When it comes to “controlling the controllables”, however, the mattress you sleep on plays a large role in the quality and length of your sleep. Choosing a comfortable eco-friendly mattress decreases the chances of sleep disturbances. Some of the ways a balanced sleep schedule improves your life include:

A Strong Immune System

Recent studies have shown that there’s a strong connection between sleep and the human immune system. As our bodies rest at night, your immune system remains active, fighting internal bacterium, infections, and more. When you miss sleep your immune system takes a hit and is no longer able to function at its most optimal capacity.

For chronic inflammation sufferers, the effects of sleep deficiency on your immune system is immense. This is because inflammatory mediators increase when the body doesn’t receive enough sleep. This worsens injuries, intensifies joint and muscle pain, and prolongs healing efforts.

Improved Heart Health

The heart is a complex piece of biological machinery. One of the components allowing your heart to function normally is sleep. When your body rests, everything from hormones to blood sugar is regulated and normalized. A study published in the Journal of Progress in Cardiovascular Disease reported high blood pressure, inflammation, and hypertension to be among the symptoms which arose when adults sleep less than 6-hours a night.

Decreased Risk of Obesity

Poor sleep alters your metabolism, slowing it down. A low metabolism prevents your body from turning sugars into energy at the rate it requires to moderate weight and fat levels. This causes weight gain, water retention, and fat retention.

As your metabolism slows, other parts of your body are affected as well. From a decrease in glucose tolerance and leptin to increase cortisol and appetite – lack of sleep will become visible in the weight you carry.

Mood Regulation and Stress Control

The mental and emotional results of sleep deprivation are obvious. Everybody has woken up cranky before due to a lack of sleep. When poor sleep habits become a chronic problem, your mood and stress levels take a turn for the worst.

A problem plaguing many Americans missing their 7-hours nightly is that once the stress and mood changes begin, a vicious circle starts to form. The higher your stress levels, the harder it is to sleep. Many people suffering from insomnia find it difficult to sleep simply because anxiety and agitation levels are high. The less sleep they get, the worse these symptoms become. This can lead to depression and more severe forms of mental and emotional turmoil.

Clarity of Thought and Memory Retention

There’s a reason school and work both start in the morning. You’re at your most alert and clearheaded after a solid night of sleep. In fact, research from the Journal of Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment tells us that sleep deprivation has a serious and ongoing effect on cognitive performance.

Losing sleep impacts the way you perceive things, process information, and retain memories. When you don’t get enough sleep, you’re more likely to make mistakes and forget information.

Choosing the Right Luxury Mattress for Your Healthiest Sleep

Knowing all that we do about health and sleep, it’s obvious how important it is to select a comfortable, sturdy, and supportive non-toxic mattress. The green mattress you sleep on plays a huge part in whether you experience discomfort and overheating during the night, and whether you’re exposed to allergens.

At SAMINA our green mattresses are made exclusively wither certified organic materials designed with your best sleep in mind. Using natural materials for cushiony softness and endless support, you’re guaranteed a long undisturbed rest. Add one of our LOKOSANA grounding pads to experience the healing powers of bioelectric energy as you sleep.

Improved Life With Good Night Rest

Get in Touch with Us!

For more information on improving your sleep or investing in a doctor recommended mattress, we invite you to contact SAMINA today.

It’s best when you can schedule an appointment to view our products and experience the SAMINA difference, but you may also order directly from us over the phone. A SAMINA Sleep Concierge will verify each order to ensure you and your sleeping partner, when applicable, have the right system for your respective physical needs and specific sleep concerns.

Our healthy sleep concierge service is available Monday – Saturday, 9am – 6pm PST. Our aim is to reply to you within 24 hours.

Back Pain

What is the Best Mattress for Back Pain?

by Claus Pummer |March 21, 2020 |0 Comments | Back pain, Blogs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A comfortable sleep has a lot to do with the shape of your body and whether it’s being properly supported at night. Over time the mattresses we own lose their suppleness and structure. This is especially true of foam and spring mattresses that suffer from wear and tear over the years.

When you lay on a saggy mattress your spine curves in a convex motion, resulting in a sore back and muscles the following day. To reduce the risk of hurting your back, you should instead choose a mattress that curves with the natural s-shape of your spine. Fortunately, this is where SAMINA comes in.

SAMINA recommends always choosing a doctor recommended mattress when back pain is part of your consideration. You should also be discerning about the materials, the chemical load and design before choosing. If you’re considering a new mattress to regain control of your back pain, here’s what you should know.

Mattresses That Move with Your Body

For a long time, mattresses with sturdy stiffness were thought to be best for your back. Then, for a while, foam that molded to your every movement was voted best mattress material. Now, we know that neither of these components makes the best mattress because your body requires both support and elasticity to truly benefit from a luxury mattress.

SAMINA natural rubber mattresses are a great combination of flexible support. The porous, malleable material, which is reinforced by the frame beneath it, offers a supple comfortable foundation to rest your back. The natural rubber forms to your unique curves without completely losing its shape in the process. In fact, the certified organic talalay rubber used exclusively in SAMINA mattresses is known for its high-point elasticity, i.e., not forming dents but springing back to its original shape.

Mattress Toppers to Regulate Heat

Once you have the perfect green mattress in place, it’s time to consider what goes on top of that mattress to give not only support but also comfort because the end game here is not just a back that’s not sore when you wake up in the morning but a body that is well-rested from head to toe. A climate regulating wool pad is the perfect source of moisture-wicking, antimicrobial protection, and temperature control.

Back pain is often regulated by heat and cold being applied at varying intervals. Retaining a comfortable body temperature during sleep keeps your back from getting overheated or too cold before the night is through. This supports a good night’s rest and encourages regeneration at the cellular level.

Mattress Pads for Grounding

Biohacking is essentially self-experimentation for the purposes of altering chemistry or physiology to optimize one’s state of health and wellbeing. SAMINA is a popular choice for biohackers for many reasons including that we offer the perfect biohacking tool with our LOKOSANA grounding pad. This eco-friendly mattress pad is designed to harness the bioelectrical energy in the earth and store it beneath your body in your bed mimicking direct contact with the earth to bring it back into balance by neutralizing free radicals.”

Believe it or not, grounding is fully supported by the scientific community, and sleeping on a grounded mattress pad has advantages for your back. According to recent research, the electromagnetic energy we receive from the earth offers immune system support, wound healing advantages, and reduces inflammation.

For those experiencing chronic back pain, the reduction of inflammation could provide lasting relief.

Orthopedic Slatted Bed Frame

It may not be a mattress, but it’s what provides your mattress with the support it needs to relieve back pain and keep you going through the day. Orthopedics is the medical practice focusing on bones and joints. Choosing a bed with orthopedic support is a good indicator that your back will find relief.

At SAMINA we sell more than just a top of the line luxury mattress, we also sell customizable SAMINA slats for the healthiest sleep you’re back will ever have. SAMINA slats are designed to place support where you need it most depending on your height, weight, and type of back pain.

With the slats in place for orthopedic support, you will also need to address comfort, circulation and temperature for the best night ever. All that is offered by SAMINA with a non-toxic mattress, a climate regulating wool pad, and for extra coziness, you can add our bioactive duvet. The addition of orthopedic pillows means you’re in for the best sleep of your life.

Best Mattress for Back Pain

Get in Touch with Us

At SAMINA we take sleep seriously, which is why we design each mattress and sleep product with a purpose. For customers with sore or problem backs, we recommend contacting our healthy sleep concierge service to offer some insight on which certified green mattresses would work best.

It’s best when you can schedule an appointment to view our products and experience the SAMINA difference, but you may also order directly from us over the phone. A SAMINA Sleep Concierge will verify each order to ensure you and your sleeping partner, when applicable, have the right system for your respective physical needs and specific sleep concerns.

Our healthy sleep concierge service is available Monday – Saturday, 9am – 6pm PST. Our aim is to reply to you within 24 hours.

Healthy Sleep Importance

How Does A Quality Mattress Benefit Heart Health?

by Claus Pummer |February 28, 2020 |0 Comments | Blogs, healthy sleep | , , , , , ,

While the importance of sleep is well known and scientifically documented, warnings for sleep deprivation are rarely taken seriously. Many Americans forego the full recommendation of 7 or more hours in favor of fitting in extra work, leisure, or social activities. This can be detrimental to your mental health, and your physical health.

According to the CDC, it’s not just your brain that requires sleep to reboot and regenerate. The human heart is also greatly impacted by sleep patterns. In fact, not receiving enough sleep each night has been linked to several heart-impacting disorders, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.

For some Americans losing sleep isn’t a choice, but an inability to get comfortable enough to remain asleep through the night. Fortunately, at SAMINA, our doctor recommended mattress is the perfect combination of supple softness, support, and temperature control needed to catch some z’s and keep them. Here’s what you should know about your heart and sleep.

Long-Term Support for Long-Term Sleep Goals

One of the ways a high-quality mattress ensures you have the healthiest sleep ever is by remaining supportive. Over time the springs or foam in traditional mattresses begin to sag. This creates a dip in the center of the bed, where your body sinks in. Unfortunately, this body groove no longer offers the support necessary to keep your spine properly curved, which could result in restless sleep and sore mornings. This can be even worse for couples who develop dips in their respective sides, forming a hill between them.

At SAMINA we solve the problem of sagging springs with our natural rubber mattress in combination with the SAMINA slats. A non-toxic mattress made from high-quality organic rubber maintains its shape and elasticity with no worry about dips or grooves. The flexible slats give enough for support without fear of the wooden slats permanently bending. This combination ensures you get all the sleep your heart needs to stay healthy. It’s great design at its best!

Grounding Yourself for Increased Heart Health

Choosing the right mattress not only ensures you sleep through the night, it also offers additional benefits, like grounding. Grounding is the action of reconnecting with the natural electromagnetic energy of the earth. This happens when we run our toes through the grass or bury our feet in the sand. At SAMINA, we capture the same sensory experience and bioelectric energy with our LOKOSANA grounding pad.

Research revolving around grounding or “Earthing” has come to show that it affects many areas of the body, including the heart. A study published in the Journal of Environmental Public Health found that subjects exposed to electromagnetic energy for grounding experienced improved heart rate and a greater response of the autonomic nervous system.

Fewer Allergens with a Green Mattress Topper

Using natural materials on your bed is a great way to reduce the risk of allergy, asthma, and respiratory illness. Even with a protective top sheet, most traditional mattresses are exposed to dead skin, sweat, and bacteria every night. These particles are inhaled and absorbed as you sleep causing health problems and disturbing sleep. Allergens not only limit the hours of rest you obtain but increase the risk of heart-related illness.

Allergies and respiratory illness have been linked to the immune system in the past, but recent research has connected allergens to the cardiovascular system as well. In other words, the buildup of allergens in your mattress could impact your heart health in a major way. This is due to the connection between lung and heart health. In fact, lung disease often leads to right ventricular enlargement and heart failure, while a decreased immune system could weaken heart muscles.

To battle this issue, SAMINA developed a climate-regulating virgin sheep’s wool mattress topper. Made with 100% virgin sheep’s wool, the topper combines advanced moisture absorption with a natural ability to self-clean. The open air design of the SAMINA system is unique in its design and encouraging moisture to evaporate. This prevents allergens from taking root in your mattress topper so you can enjoy a good night’s rest and prolonged heart health.

Heart Health

Get in Touch with Us!

Interested in learning more about what a great luxury mattress can do for your heart health? At SAMINA we’re happy to answer questions and provide insight on each of our green mattresses made with certified organic materials.

It’s best when you can schedule an appointment to view our products and experience the SAMINA difference, but you may also order directly from us over the phone. A SAMINA Sleep Concierge will verify each order to ensure you and your sleeping partner, when applicable, have the right system for your respective physical needs and specific sleep concerns.

Our healthy sleep concierge service is available Monday – Saturday, 9am – 6pm PST. Our aim is to reply to you within 24 hours.

My Experience with Samina: A Physician’s Perspective by Dr. Aviad Elgez, ND

by Claus Pummer |January 9, 2020 |0 Comments | Blogs, Blogs special, Brain health, Healing, Health and Wellness, healthy sleep, Natural Medicine, Performance & Recovery, Samina General News, sleep health, Sleep Tips

As a naturopathic doctor that focuses his practice on environmental medicine and healthy clean living,
I came across a very interesting phenomenon in practice. I have seen that there’s a very small number
of patients in my practice that seem to be extremely sensitive to the materials that their mattresses and
pillows are made of. Even though this is a small number of patients (perhaps less than 10% of my
patients), it’s still very significant as these patients have been experiencing a collection of “strange and
undiagnosed” symptoms that ended up being caused by their everyday exposure to their mattresses.
Over many years, they have seen multiple doctors, running lots of tests, and even done MRIs, in their
attempt to find out what is causing their symptoms that do not seem to be improving with attempted
treatment over the last few months or years.

The collection of symptoms that my patients report, which I believe to be related to their exposure to
VOCs from their mattresses or pillows are fatigue, balance issues/dizziness (especially in the
morning), brain fog or poor concentration, headache in the morning, and along with the more rare
symptom of numbness and tingling either in their hands, feet, or face. The reason that I feel these are
coming from their mattress and pillow is that 1) their symptoms started shortly after they purchased them. 2) Their symptoms match those of low chronic ongoing exposure to solvent/VOCs/off-gassing.
3) Their symptoms improved once they tried sleeping on a mattress that does not off-gas petroleum-based solvents VOCs. These symptoms and the improvements have been seen specifically with
regards to some memory foam-based mattresses and pillows and their subsequent removal.
One question I get asked often is “Why does my partner have no symptoms while sleeping on the
same mattress that I appear to be reactive to?”

Without going into a lot of detail here, the simplest answer is that we are individuals and have very
different genetics and different total body burdens of toxicants and toxins. Everyone responds
differently to chemicals – from chemical cleaners to pharmaceuticals, to alcohol. Depending on how
well we can clear a specific category of toxicants/toxins (due to your individual genetic profile – for
example our glutathione-s-transferase detoxification profile and our methylation profile), and how high
of a total body burden we’ve acquired based on our hobbies, diets, jobs, and lifestyle, we will all
respond very differently to chemicals. Thus, the same exact exposure to a chemical compound will
cause one person to experience no symptoms, while in another person it may manifest with very
significant and life-altering symptoms.

Seeing the improvement in my patients’ health has inspired me to purchase an organic, clean, and
non-off gassing mattress for myself, specifically one made from natural rubber, latex foam. I have been
sleeping on one for years now, enjoying a cleaner sleeping experience and sleeping better overall.
It wasn’t until recently that I have had a chance to upgrade my bed to a Samina mattress & bed frame.
I decided to invest in my health a bit more, especially considering all the research showing how
important good quality sleep is for prevention of diseases such as cardiovascular disease and
dementia/cognitive function.

When the crew from Samina came to my condo to install the bed, I was very pleasantly surprised by
the quality of the inclined bedframe and how It fits together so simply and without the use of any metal,
using a lock and key latch design. Also, with how easy it was to change from a 3 degrees incline to 5
or 7-degree incline if I ever decided to increase the incline (I started and stayed with 3 degrees for
now). It was obvious that a lot of care was taken in designing not only the bedframe but in every layer of the mattress, from the wooden panels for back support, organic latex foam, to the merino wool
layer.

To keep things short and simple, I was happy with the improvement that I experience in my sleep from
this upgrade to the Samina bed from my previous organic latex mattress. Both are great options for
improving the quality of my sleep and reducing my risk of developing any symptoms/future health
concerns and I can comfortably recommend anyone who is interested in optimizing their health to
look into upgrading to a Samina bed if they have the option to.

Dr. Aviad Elgez, ND