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10 tips for a better night's sleep
1. Have the right temperature in the bedroom, 18 degrees is perfect.
2. Schedule your last workout of the day no later than 2 hours before bed.
3. Read a book or do a breathing exercise before going to sleep.
4. Avoid planning and worrying in bed, make your To-Do list well before you go to bed.
5. Avoid sugars, caffeine and alcoholic drinks before bed.
6. Try to go to bed and get up around the same time every day.
7. Avoid large meals before bedtime, eat until about 2 hours before bedtime.
8. Make sure your bedroom is a quiet place, avoid loud noises.
9. Avoid the light of telephones, laptops and TVs, this inhibits melatonin production.
10. And last but not least, sleep well mattress.
What is a good mattress?
At Sasa store we are mainly specialized in futon mattresses. This type of mattress is common in Japan and is many times firmer compared to regular mattresses. The idea behind this is that you always need a firmer surface so that your body does not sink too far into the mattress, which ensures the most upright sleeping position possible.
What a good mattress is for you differs per person. The first thing you should ask yourself is what your preferred position is, are you a side sleeper, stomach or back sleeper?
- side sleeper with a side sleeper it is important that the hip and shoulder press a little bit into the mattress so that your side is well supported. The difference between pressing into the mattress and supporting it must be in balance. If the shoulder / hip does not press far enough on the mattress, the side is insufficiently supported and you can suffer from pressure points and the lower back. Body weight also plays an important role in this. A little softness and flexibility of the mattress is therefore desirable.
- stomach sleeper a stomach sleeper needs firm support, as your body is much flatter in this position than when sleeping sideways. The coconut futon from our collection is an excellent choice.
- back sleeper at a back sleeper A somewhat firmer support is also important, the hollow of your back must be well supported, so too firm is not good either. A little flexibility is therefore desirable. For this type of sleeper we recommend our sandwich futon. This futon has a coconut fiber core that provides firmness and is covered on both sides with a thin layer of perforated natural latex, for just enough softness.
Of course you play personal preference This is also a big part, because you have to feel comfortable on your futon mattress. To find out which mattress best suits your needs, we advise you to come first lie test in our showroom
Sleep is vital
Sleep is very important for the recovery of your body, both physically and mentally. A chronic lack of sleep can even make you less old, so sleep is literally vital! Sleep can be divided into 3 different stages, starting with light sleep, deep sleep and REM sleep. It is very important that you go through the 3 phases undisturbed, without waking up. A good mattress can help you with this.
A mattress should never be too hard or too soft
During the night you turn an average of 40 keer to. Turning over is important to stimulate the blood circulation in the body. In addition, it is good to prevent peak pressures on the joints and tissues. A mattress that is too soft can cause you to turn insufficiently because you are lying in a kind of hole, or you can be pulled out of your REM sleep because you have to make too much effort to turn. You often wake up stiff or not rested. If you sleep on a mattress that is too hard for you, you are constantly interrupted from your deep / REM sleep because you cannot find a comfortable position and wake up during the night with pain in the joints. So you wake up broken…
Sleeping on a futon mattress
A futon mattress is the traditional mattress type in Japan and is often placed directly on the floor. The bedroom floor with this type of mattress is often made up of: tatami mats, which provides a well-ventilated surface for the futon. The Futon is often placed on the floor, which suits the minimalist lifestyle of the Japanese, but there is more behind it. Sleeping low to the floor helps ground you better and keeps you physically stronger, because you have to put in a little more effort to get out of bed. In contrast to the Western standard where everything is made as easy as possible, high entry, sagging beds and mattresses that are too soft. This would make the body lazy, sounds pretty logical doesn't it?
In our collection we have different types of futon mattresses so that you can always find one that suits you well.