For this guest post, one of our good friends, Nick, explores the value of a great night’s sleep. Nick is the creator of Sleepy Deep, a website dedicated to providing its readers with the best sleep information, so they can learn everything they need to know to get the best possible sleep.
The Value in a Sleep Palace
If you’re anything like me, you are always on the lookout for a great deal. However, always being on the lookout for deals means our minds are primed to save, so when we are ready to make a purchase we almost always go with what we perceive to be the cheapest option.
A great example of this happened to me on my most recent shopping trip with an old friend. My friend needed some new sheets, so we went to the local bedding store. Faced with all the options he narrowed his choice down to two picks. One was a pack of plain old regular sheets, the other a deluxe cotton set. The price difference: $50. Which did he choose? Much to my dismay… the regular sheets. His explanation was that he didn’t think the extra $50 was worth it.
This is an example of what happens everywhere, all of the time. People seem to be satisfied having mediocre bedding. While people would rather save $50 on bedding, they will readily spend it on some other useless product which they forget about after a few days. We are all guilty of this. And it makes no sense!
Every bedroom should be a palace of sleep enticing comfort. Our beds should be clouds of plush relaxation. Our sheets: perfectly soft and comfortable. You shouldn’t have to push and pull the covers on and off all night trying to find the perfect temperature. And our pillows should be just the right size and shape to suit our body.
We spend one third of our lives sleeping. That means every dollar spent on great, comfortable bedding is a dollar very well spent. Why not make that third of our lives the very best it can be? Plus, saving $50 on inferior bedding might actually cost you more in the long run. You’ll sacrifice quality and comfort, not to mention the huge difference in your nightly sleep and overall well-being.
The fact is: the better you sleep, the better you feel during the day.
Sleep is so undervalued by society. We spend one third of our lives sleeping, yet we don’t often value sleep as much as we should. Sleep deprivation has been shown to cause serious harm to our health and general wellbeing. Yet according to Ibis World only 44% of Americans get a good sleep on a regular basis
Take the time to look at your sleep. Are you getting enough? What is your bed like? Does it add to your sleep quality, or is it just an afterthought? Next time you buy some bedding, think about the value you are getting. How important is the quality of the sheets you sleep on? Does it matter that your pillow doesn’t suit you or will you just pile a few pillows together to compensate? Remember spending the extra $50 can make all the difference. You’ll be thanking yourself in the morning.
Nick is an Engineer with a passion for sleep. His website Sleepydeep.com is dedicated to the importance of getting a proper night’s sleep. We spend one third of our lives sleeping, so why not make the most out of it? Reach your daily potential by getting the best possible sleep.