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 staying up too late for extra work, binging TV shows, playing video games, social media, or other activities. This sleep loss can be detrimental to your mental health, and your physical health especially your heart.
According to the CDC, it’s not just your brain that requires sleep to reboot and regenerate. The human heart is also affected by sleep patterns. In fact, not receiving enough sleep each night has been linked to several heart-impacting disorders, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, and high blood pressure. Sleep and heart health are intertwined.
For some Americans losing sleep isn’t a choice, but an inability to get comfortable enough to remain asleep through the night. At SAMINA, our doctor recommended mattress is the perfect combination of supple softness, support, and temperature control needed to catch some zzz’s. Here’s what you should know about your heart and sleep.
Sleep, Heart Health and Your Bed
Long-Term Support for Long-Term Sleep Goals
Irregular sleep and a lack of sleep create a foundation for many health problems including heart disease. One of the ways a high-quality mattress ensures you have regular sleep is by providing long-lasting support. Over time, the metal springs or foam in traditional mattresses begin to lose their springiness and 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 aligned which results in restless sleep and a sore back in the morning. For couples who develop dips in their respective sides, this is even worse when the mattress forms 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 or breaking. Separate sets of slats for each sleeper ensure minimal motion transfer, too. 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 can help ensure you sleep through the night. The SAMINA brand offers unique therapeutic benefits, like grounding the body while sleeping. Grounding is the action of reconnecting with the natural electromagnetic energy of the earth. Consequently, this happens when we run our toes through the grass or bury our feet in the sand. SAMINA captures the same sensory experience and bio-electric energy with the LOKOSANA grounding pad. Learn why the Lokosana grounding pad is an approved medical device for sleep in Europe.
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 symptoms from 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. Learn 10 reasons wool makes the best bedding and why SAMINA chooses wool filling in its duvets, pillows, and mattress toppers.
Get in Touch with Us!
In short, our eco-luxury mattress can benefit 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, 10am – 5pm PST. Our aim is to reply to you within 24 hours.