Mother's Day-- It’s the day we celebrate how amazing and hard-working the most important woman in our lives is – a day to reflect and be thankful for all the lessons learned and wisdom received (sometimes unwanted) but useful nevertheless.
We recently posted a graphic regarding the importance of women and mothers getting sleep, along with several medical facts and proven studies that women need more rest than men. Delving further into that, we wanted to share just how important it is for mothers to have a great night’s sleep.
We know what it’s like.
Our CEO, Kim Knopf, understands how difficult it is to find the downtime mothers deeply covet. Being a hardworking mother herself, she firmly believes in making it that much easier for women to get the best night of sleep with all of the available prices, financing, and possibilities for you to have the perfect bed.
Did you know?
Sleep Deprivation among women is being called a Health Epidemic according to the CDC. If a mother goes too long without proper sleep, some surprising side effects can be caused. Sleep plays a critical role in thinking and learning. Lack of sleep hurts these cognitive processes in many ways. First, it impairs attention, alertness, concentration, reasoning, and problem solving. This makes it more difficult to learn efficiently.
Second, during the night, various sleep cycles play a role in “consolidating” memories in the mind. If you don’t get enough sleep, you won’t be able to remember what you learned and experienced during the day.
Lack of sleep also kills romance within the home. Sleep specialists say that sleep-deprived women report lower libidos and less interest. Depleted energy, sleepiness, and increased tension are largely to blame. Robert Thayer, PhD, a professor of psychology at California State University in Long Beach and a mood researcher, believes that the combination of low energy and increased tension caused by lack of sleep -- a situation he calls “tense tiredness” -- can also lead to sexual dysfunction – he says:
“People who experience tense tiredness are too anxious to relax,” Thayer says. “Tension and anxiety are very basic to sexual dysfunction most of the time. That increases as energy decreases.”
Sleepiness is depressing. Seriously. Insomnia and depression feed on each other. Sleep loss often aggravates the symptoms of depression, and depression can make it more difficult to fall asleep. Studies have shown that mothers who are not sleeping well have the highest numbers out of the specified categories. On the positive side, treating sleep problems can help depression and its symptoms, and vice versa.
So, what are we doing to help you celebrate Mom?
At Sleep Outfitters, we want you to be able to give her the gift she really wants and needs - a gift that will give back, all year long! Did you know that the master bedroom is the most commonly used room in the entire house? Kids like to snuggle with mom and dad; when you need some quiet time, you like to relax on your comfortable bed and read your favorite book. Breakfast in bed, dinner in bed… the list goes on! So why not make it even better with the perfect bed, customized for the woman of the house?
Sleep Outfitters is offering you a special deal just for Mother’s Day! Visit our nearest locations for the rest you deserve!