Under the right conditions, the human body can survive for a week – or longer – without water or food.
Sleep? Not so much.
After missing just a night or two, you could experience hallucinations, slow reaction times, reduced immune function, and a whole host of other negative effects.
The world population is chronically sleep deprived – especially in industrialized nations like Canada and the United States. 1 in 3 Canadians and Americans aren't getting their recommended seven hours each night.
Here are all the benefits of sleep you're missing.
Lack of sleep suppresses both your immune system and metabolism. If you aren't getting your seven hours, your body might have a hard time fending off illness and absorbing nutrients properly.
Lots of vitamins and minerals are important for supporting the immune system as well as brain health so this can vastly impact both physical and mental health.
A bad night sleep can reduce your ability to retain information which manifests as short-term memory loss which might begin as casual forgetfulness at work or home.
This symptom becomes more prevalent as you age because the elderly are even more susceptible to the negative effects of sleep deprivation. Studies show that chronic sleep deprivation can trigger brain degeneration leading to memory loss and even dementia.
Research suggests that brainwaves during sleep help to cement new information you learn during the previous day.
Sleep deprivation – even for one night – reduces your ability to focus on tasks and take in information.
Each sleep stage like rapid eye movement (REM), slow-wave, and deep sleep play their own roles in solidifying different types of facts.
Sleep is important for maintaining proper brain chemistry.
Mental health conditions like anxiety and depression share a strong relationship with poor sleep quality – including insomnia, deprivation, and oversleeping.
Poor sleep habits can trigger depression symptoms and vice versa which creates a vicious cycle.
Even if you don't "feel" tired, lack of sleep can reduce your reaction time which makes driving and operating machinery dangerous.
You may not fall asleep at the wheel (although you could), but you might accidentally begin daydreaming or zoning out.
It's important to not only get enough sleep but good quality sleep. You can't do that without a high-quality mattress.
All of our mattresses are handcrafted in Canada with eco-friendly foam, locally sourced steel, and bacteria resistant fabrics – we pay close attention to every detail.
With LunaZen, you get a luxurious mattress that provides comfort and personalized contouring for ideal support. Shop our mattresses, pillows, and beds today for high-quality sleep tomorrow. We even offer in-home trials so you have nothing to lose.
Twin 38" x 74" x 12"
This is ideal for young children and bunk beds and is the perfect option when graduating to a big girl/big boy bed. Also known as a single bed.
Twin XL - 38" x 80" x 12"
While traditional twin size mattresses are perfect for young children and shorter adults, twin XL mattresses measuring 39” by 80” were made to fit a taller adult sleeper.
Coil Count: 650
Double - 54" x 74" x 12"
The full size mattress, also known as a double bed was the most popular mattress size for adults and couples before the introduction of the queen size mattress in the 1950s. Full size mattresses are great for families with older children and teenagers. In cities, where space is a luxury, full size mattresses have never gone out of style.
Queen - 60" x 80" x 12"
The queen size mattress is designed to provide more sleeping room for couples, while still being small enough to fit in smaller rooms. Since its debut, customers have crowned the queen sized mattress as the #1 selling mattress size in the industry.
King - 76" x 80" x 12"
This size is a royal fit for any master bedroom. The king sized mattress was designed to provide more sleeping surface. Stretch away!!
Coil Count: 1,292
Cal King - 72" x 84" x 12"
The California king size mattress is longer than a traditional king at 84”. Offsetting its longer length, California king mattresses shave 4” off the width of a traditional king mattress, measuring 72” across. The California king mattress is great for tall people or any person who likes to stretch out in their sleep.
Coil Count: 1,292