Poor REM Sleep Has Serious Consequences

There is resting and then there is sleeping. The latter is what would be called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, the deepest state of sleep where the mind resets and processes memories while the body rests and re-energizes. According to some new research, failing to get enough REM sleep may go as far as an increased risk of death due to several different diseases.

The study involved over 3,000 men and women whose sleep patterns were closely monitored. Some of these participants were also dealing with a sleep disorder. For just five percent loss of sleep, the risk of cardiovascular issues as well as the risk of death increasing by more than twelve percent.

One way to train the body into sleeping better and deeper is to create a healthy sleep environment. This means sleeping a cool bedroom free of light sources such as smartphones and making sure you aren’t drinking alcohol or consuming spicy foods just before bedtime.

Remember that your bed is also a major factor in your sleep quality. If you’re tossing and turning constantly, the body will be unable to enter or remain in the REM sleep stage.

To read more about the study, please visit https://localnews8.com/health/2020/07/06/less-dream-stage-rem-sleep-linked-to-higher-risk-of-death-study-says/.

This update is by Brickell Mattress. We sell luxury beds and the world’s top mattresses brands: VISPRING Luxury Beds and mattresses, Hästens Since 1852, and CARPE DIEM BEDS OF SWEDEN. We offer a sterling selection of mattresses including organic & natural latex, as well as handcrafted beds and innerspring mattresses. We also have a broad selection of bedroom furniture and accessories. With more than eight years of working in the bedding industry, we pride ourselves on being your premium quality sleep center in Miami-Dade County. Visit us online at http://www.brickellmattress.com, at our store located at 1030 SW 8th Street in Miami or give us a call at 305-326-4000 for more information on Hästens mattresses or other brands.

Hästens Novoria Lets You Sleep the Way You Like

The adjustable bed better known as the Hästens Novoria is all about fantastically modern luxury. Handmade using the same degree of softness, comfort, and support as the rest of the renowned Hästens beds, the Novoria remains in its own class thanks to its ease of adjustment and astute attention to delicate details such as the extensive mattress piping. These qualities, together, result in a merger of firmness that sits right above the Lenoria, another Hästens adjustable bed.

The Hästens Novoria consists of only natural materials, including horsehair, cotton, wool, and flax, producing thick, breathable layers for the utmost pliability and static elimination. Collectively, these materials make the bed extremely comfortable and allow you to shift positions without causing the other person sleeping with you any disturbance. In addition, the pair of Hästens Novoria spring systems offer first-class support in keeping the body aligned during sleep.

The Hästens Novoria wireless remote makes it easy to configure the bed to your desired location. The bed is powered by motors that are environmentally sustainable and approved by the EcoDesign Directive, using just half watt of power while in standby. Also, the Novoria allows for the ability to individually adjust, suitable for partners who choose different degrees of firmness.

This update is by Brickell Mattress. We sell luxury beds and the world’s top mattresses brands: VISPRING Luxury Beds and mattresses, Hästens Since 1852, and CARPE DIEM BEDS OF SWEDEN. We offer a sterling selection of mattresses including organic & natural latex, as well as handcrafted beds and innerspring mattresses. We also have a broad selection of bedroom furniture and accessories. With more than eight years of working in the bedding industry, we pride ourselves on being your premium quality sleep center in Miami-Dade County. Visit us online at http://www.brickellmattress.com, at our store located at 1030 SW 8th Street in Miami or give us a call at 305-326-4000 for more information on Hästens mattresses or other brands.

Sleeping in on Weekends Isn’t Relieving Sleep Debt

Posted July 1st, 2020 in mattress collection, Sleep, Top Mattress Brands by Jorge Lopez

Are you one of those people that only get about six hours of sleep on weekdays but then attempt to “make up” for it by sleeping in on weekends? If so, there is some bad news to report. French researchers say catching up on sleep during the weekend does not work. The research involved over 10,000 participants deemed “short sleepers” who only slept six hours a night or less. That is considerably less than the recommended seven to eight hours most people need to feel well-rested.

Some of the causes behind the large accumulation of sleep debt include working night shifts, long commutes, and being too attached to technology like smartphones. Should sleep debt continue to increase, the risk of developing health issues like depression, obesity, and even heart disease or diabetes may increase.

If you’re curious about ways to relieve your sleep debt, one thing to look at is the mattress you’re sleeping on. Even if you’re going to bed at a normal time each night, a mattress that isn’t supportive will result in tossing and turning, contributing to poor sleep. If possible, try and get into the habit of going to bed when you feel tired and waking when rested for at least two weeks to take care of your sleep debt.

To read more, visit https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2020/06/30/Sleeping-in-on-weekends-doesnt-erase-sleep-debt/3911593534746/.

This update is by Brickell Mattress. We sell luxury beds and the world’s top mattresses brands: VISPRING Luxury Beds and mattresses, Hästens Since 1852, and CARPE DIEM BEDS OF SWEDEN. We offer a sterling selection of mattresses including organic & natural latex, as well as handcrafted beds and innerspring mattresses. We also have a broad selection of bedroom furniture and accessories. With more than eight years of working in the bedding industry, we pride ourselves on being your premium quality sleep center in Miami-Dade County. Visit us online at http://www.brickellmattress.com, at our store located at 1030 SW 8th Street in Miami or give us a call at 305-326-4000 for more information on our mattress collection.

Co-Sleeping May Mean a Better Night’s Rest

Posted June 25th, 2020 in Brickell Mattress, Top Mattress Brands by Jorge Lopez

For those that sleep in a bed with a partner or spouse, finding a bed that supports both people comfortably is important. According to a recent study, snuggling with your significant other may also improve your sleep by boosting the REM stage.

REM is the acronym for rapid eye movement. It is the stage of deepest rest where the brain and body work together to consolidate memories, deal with issues, and tackle the regulation of emotions. During this stage, you’re much more likely to experience a dream. The study found that couples sleeping together experienced this stage for a longer period with fewer disruptions versus those that slept alone.

Couple sleeping together also have in sync sleep patterns, the study found, which researchers believe may be a sign of satisfaction and profundity in relationships. According to the study, the higher the participants rated the importance of their relationship to their lives, the stronger the synchronicity of sleep was with their partner.

Should you need a supportive bed for you and your partner, visit us at Brickell Mattress today.

To read more about the study, please visit https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/25/health/couples-better-sleep-wellness/index.html.

This update is by Brickell Mattress. We sell luxury beds and the world’s top mattresses brands: VISPRING Luxury Beds and mattresses, Hästens Since 1852, and CARPE DIEM BEDS OF SWEDEN. We offer a sterling selection of mattresses including organic & natural latex, as well as handcrafted beds and innerspring mattresses. We also have a broad selection of bedroom furniture and accessories. With more than eight years of working in the bedding industry, we pride ourselves on being your premium quality sleep center in Miami-Dade County. Visit us online at http://www.brickellmattress.com, at our store located at 1030 SW 8th Street in Miami or give us a call at 305-326-4000 for more information on Hästens mattresses or other brands.

A Quick Primer on Insomnia

The sleep disorder insomnia can be broken down into a pair of types: chronic and acute. The former refers to insomnia that sticks around for more than three straight months while the latter is short-term and doesn’t last beyond three months. It’s the chronic type that affects close to ten percent of adults in the United States, potentially contributing to health issues like high blood pressure.

Besides being unable to fall asleep, other common symptoms of insomnia include difficulty remaining focused, feeling irritable, headaches, and having less energy or inclination to do anything. As for the cause, it could be due to a health condition such as sleep apnea (secondary insomnia) or it may be that you have a body and mind that’s far too alert. Even an expectation that you’re going to be sleeping poorly may contribute to experiencing insomnia.

Besides stress, light exposure, or consuming caffeine too close to bedtime, an uncomfortable bed is one of the factors that can also increase the chances of insomnia. Drop by Brickell Mattress and we can discuss finding a mattress that suits and supports you.

This update is by Brickell Mattress. We sell luxury beds and the world’s top mattresses brands: VISPRING Luxury Beds and mattresses, Hästens Since 1852, and CARPE DIEM BEDS OF SWEDEN. We offer a sterling selection of mattresses including organic & natural latex, as well as handcrafted beds and innerspring mattresses. We also have a broad selection of bedroom furniture and accessories. With more than eight years of working in the bedding industry, we pride ourselves on being your premium quality sleep center in Miami-Dade County. Visit us online at http://www.brickellmattress.com, at our store located at 1030 SW 8th Street in Miami or give us a call at 305-326-4000 for more information on Hästens mattresses or other brands.

Science Reveals More Ties Between Poor Sleep and Heart Disease

Posted June 9th, 2020 in Brickell Mattress, Top Mattress Brands by Jorge Lopez

Atherosclerosis is the name given to a cardiovascular disease where fatty plaque builds up in the inner walls of the arteries. The disease may increase the chances of experiencing a heart attack and one of the ways that it can build up is through ongoing poor sleep.

According to research published in the PLOS Biology journal, more than 1,500 adults in their middle age and beyond were evaluated. After evaluating factors such as sleep quality, the results showed that disrupted sleep patterns led to larger concentrations of neutrophils and monotypes, a pair of white blood cell types that play pivotal roles in the development of atherosclerosis.

Are you finding yourself tossing and turning too much? Your mattress could be what’s causing you to experience poor sleep. We carry some of the world’s most comfortable and supportive mattresses and we want you to help you sleep better.

To read more about the study, please visit https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/health/why-lack-of-sleep-is-bad-for-your-heart-96260.

This update is by Brickell Mattress. We sell luxury beds and the world’s top mattresses brands: VISPRING Luxury Beds and mattresses, Hästens Since 1852, and CARPE DIEM BEDS OF SWEDEN. We offer a sterling selection of mattresses including organic & natural latex, as well as handcrafted beds and innerspring mattresses. We also have a broad selection of bedroom furniture and accessories. With more than eight years of working in the bedding industry, we pride ourselves on being your premium quality sleep center in Miami-Dade County. Visit us online at http://www.brickellmattress.com, at our store located at 1030 SW 8th Street in Miami or give us a call at 305-326-4000 for more information on Hästens mattresses or other brands.

Getting Some Sleep in Precarious Times

Posted June 2nd, 2020 in mattress collection, Top Mattress Brands by Jorge Lopez

Anxiety and stress are two major contributors to experiencing sleep disorders like insomnia. With the seemingly constant influx of bad news, you may find falling or staying asleep to be difficult as the mind races and processes what’s going on and anxiety triggers are near-constant.

While anxiety contributes heavily to poor sleep, other underlying reasons may be affecting sleep quality. Depression, for example, is synonymous with sleep problems. If you’re feeling constantly tired or angry, it may be worth consulting professional help to assist with getting to the root of what’s causing the issues.

Exercise one way to tackle sleep issues, but with most fitness centers remaining closed you may have to seek online fitness classes. If that’s not feasible, anything that helps the body to become active and move can help with improving sleep.

If exercise, anxiety management, schedule resetting isn’t helping, it’s time to take a look at sleep hygiene. If you can’t fall asleep, don’t remain in bed. Leave the bedroom, sit somewhere else, and do something relaxing. Don’t force yourself to become sleepy.

This update is by Brickell Mattress. We sell luxury beds and the world’s top mattresses brands: VISPRING Luxury Beds and mattresses, Hästens Since 1852, and CARPE DIEM BEDS OF SWEDEN. We offer a sterling selection of mattresses including organic & natural latex, as well as handcrafted beds and innerspring mattresses. We also have a broad selection of bedroom furniture and accessories. With more than eight years of working in the bedding industry, we pride ourselves on being your premium quality sleep center in Miami-Dade County. Visit us online at http://www.brickellmattress.com, at our store located at 1030 SW 8th Street in Miami or give us a call at 305-326-4000 for more information on our mattress collection.

Firmly Restful Sleep with the Hästens Excel

Few feelings are as euphoric as waking up feeling genuinely rested with energy to seize the day. The handmade Hästens Excel does an exceptional job of creating such feelings and it features a solid pine frame, a double spring system in addition to several layers of precisely assembled all-natural horsetail hair, wool, cotton, and flax to create a bed that will last you a lifetime. Whenever nap time arrives for a quick energy recharge, lose yourself in the Excel’s soft embracement.

The Excel is flexible and pliable yet it differentiates itself by offering more firmness. It perfectly balances the feeling of support without overdoing firmness, ensuring a comfortable feeling where you sleep soundly on the bed versus in it. As all Hästens beds, thanks to the special combination of natural materials engineered for optimal air circulation, you will still sleep at the right temperature.

The Hästens Excel’s spring systems and wooden frame are both embedded in flax which prevents components from rubbing against one another. This means the bed makes little noise should you move around and it doesn’t allow static electricity to build up, creating an even more restful sleep.

This update is by Brickell Mattress. We sell luxury beds and the world’s top mattresses brands: VISPRING Luxury Beds and mattresses, Hästens Since 1852, and CARPE DIEM BEDS OF SWEDEN. We offer a sterling selection of mattresses including organic & natural latex, as well as handcrafted beds and innerspring mattresses. We also have a broad selection of bedroom furniture and accessories. With more than eight years of working in the bedding industry, we pride ourselves on being your premium quality sleep center in Miami-Dade County. Visit us online at http://www.brickellmattress.com, at our store located at 1030 SW 8th Street in Miami or give us a call at 305-326-4000 for more information on Hästens mattresses or other brands.

Sleep Is Especially Essential for Athletes

Posted May 27th, 2020 in Brickell Mattress, Top Mattress Brands by Jorge Lopez

For athletes, sleep is essential to ensure peak physical performance. However, sleep is also vital for mental health as winning medals typically requires a balanced fusion of brawn and brains. Let’s use a BMX racer for instance. Besides the power required to pedal through inclines and maintain speed, these racers also need to keep sharp attention on reaction times and they need to be able to react quickly to conditions as well as other riders, all of which require mental fitness.

Those who do not consistently get seven to nine hours of sleep a night are ten times likelier to be diagnosed with clinical depression, and seventeen times more likely to experience clinical anxiety, per the National Sleep Foundation. Only small rates of sleep disturbance can cause mood changes which can occur when an athlete faces sessions or competitions early in the morning or during the late hours of the evening.

Athletes need to be especially careful about the type of bed they’re sleeping on. At Brickell Mattress, we have some of the finest beds by the world’s most acclaimed brands like Hästens and Vispring, both of which are known for their handmade, ultra-comfortable beds. Stop by today to learn more.

This update is by Brickell Mattress. We sell luxury beds and the world’s top mattresses brands: VISPRING Luxury Beds and mattresses, Hästens Since 1852, and CARPE DIEM BEDS OF SWEDEN. We offer a sterling selection of mattresses including organic & natural latex, as well as handcrafted beds and innerspring mattresses. We also have a broad selection of bedroom furniture and accessories. With more than eight years of working in the bedding industry, we pride ourselves on being your premium quality sleep center in Miami-Dade County. Visit us online at http://www.brickellmattress.com, at our store located at 1030 SW 8th Street in Miami or give us a call at 305-326-4000 for more information on Hästens mattresses or other brands.

Having a Bedtime May Reduce the Chances of Cardiovascular Disease

Children often have bedtimes to help them maintain a regular sleep schedule, but should adults have them, too? Some research published by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology seems to suggest so. The study found adults with a sleep schedule deemed to be irregular had close to double the risk of cardiovascular disease development versus those that stuck to a schedule.

More than 1,500 men and women between the ages of 45 to 84 that were cardiovascular disease-free were evaluated over five years. Indeed, those that had the greatest irregularity in sleep patterns saw their risk of stroke, heart attack, and even death increase twice as much versus the participants that maintained a regular sleep pattern.

The research is yet another reminder of why it is so important to take sleep seriously. If it’s your mattress that’s keeping you up at night, a Hästens or Vispring bed may be the solution. To read more about the study, visit https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/irregular-sleep-patterns-may-be-harmful-to-your-heart.

This update is by Brickell Mattress. We sell luxury beds and the world’s top mattresses brands: VISPRING Luxury Beds and mattresses, Hästens Since 1852, and CARPE DIEM BEDS OF SWEDEN. We offer a sterling selection of mattresses including organic & natural latex, as well as handcrafted beds and innerspring mattresses. We also have a broad selection of bedroom furniture and accessories. With more than eight years of working in the bedding industry, we pride ourselves on being your premium quality sleep center in Miami-Dade County. Visit us online at http://www.brickellmattress.com, at our store located at 1030 SW 8th Street in Miami or give us a call at 305-326-4000 for more information on Hästens mattresses or other brands.