Celebrating World Sleep Day with Dr. Asefa Mekonnen

March 18, 2022 · Mattress Warehouse
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We spend approximately a third of our lives sleeping, so making sure everything is perfectly set for when you snooze can improve your sleep and overall health. To celebrate World Sleep Day, Mattress Warehouse has teamed up with Dr. Asefa Mekonnen to learn how the correct mattress can have a positive impact on health and well-being.

Dr. Mekonnen is a decorated physician, pulmonologist, and is board certified in Sleep Medicine with the Rockville Internal Medicine Group. As Dr. Mekonnen has said, “a properly matched scientifically designed system would significantly improve the efficiency of our sleep.”

Learning More About bedMATCH®

Some important factors of our sleep is our body position and alignment, weight, height, and pressure points. These factors, along with whether or not you sleep with a partner, are all included in our bedMATCH® diagnostic sleep system. Our diagnostic system uses 18 statistical measurements and scientific calculations to form a list of mattresses that are best suited for your body’s needs and your personal preferences — giving you the ability to accurately select a mattress that will provide proper support and alignment. bedMATCH® is available to use online and in-store so you can begin testing your matches.

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Risks of Sleep Deprivation

A proper sleep cycle helps us to avoid sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation occurs when the quality of sleep, or lack thereof, is negatively impacted. Sleep deprivation can affect our memory, focus, and can cause a delay in our reaction time which can lead to accidents both on the road and in the workplace.

According to Dr. Mekonnen, sleep deprivation can also increase our risk of cardiovascular disease and decrease our overall longevity. Being able to identify problem areas of sleep is crucial to finding solutions.

Mattress Warehouse carries products to solve these problems. SmartLife by King Koil features patented body-sensing technology that monitors and adjusts to your sleep position, ensuring proper alignment and pressure relief throughout the night.

The Tempur-Ergo Extend with Sleeptracker is an adjustable base with built-in sleep tracking sensors that are placed under your mattress directly below your pillow. These sensors analyze your nightly activity, sleep stages, and bedroom environment to help you better understand and continuously improve your sleep.

It can also detect snoring and will automatically raise to alleviate pressure so you don't have to wake up, adjust your base yourself, and interrupt your sleep cycle.

Don't Forget Your Pillow

Secondary to your mattress is your pillow. The pillow you choose has a huge impact on spinal alignment. Ensuring proper spinal alignment is key to improving sleep health. An improper pillow can cause neck aches and pains, so if you're experiencing these issues it might be time to replace your pillows.

Mattress Warehouse carries a wide variety of brands, including nationally recognized companies such as Casper, Serta, and Tempur-Pedic, in a range of prices that fit every budget. Mattress Warehouse also offers 0% interest financing and has recently added Affirm as a website-exclusive payment option at checkout, because a quality mattress isn’t something you should lose sleep over.

With all of these resources about getting a great night's sleep and improving your health, there's no reason to sleep on a mattress that isn't right for your body. Now, go celebrate World Sleep Day with a good night’s rest!