Sleep plays an integral role in our overall health and wellbeing. There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep that leaves you feeling recharged and refreshed when you wake up. More importantly, sleep lets the body rejuvenate and ready itself for daily life. According to the Sleep Foundation, adults require an average of 7-9 hours of sleep per night.
Unfortunately, a good portion of blokes face sleep problems and don’t get the rest they needed, which leads to a trail of other health problems. In a cruel, cosmic joke, these issues eventually become more barriers to falling asleep. And more often than not, the culprit behind insufficient and poor-quality sleep comes back to your mattress.
The effects of poor sleep on men’s sexual health
A lack of sleep affects men’s health differently, with several studies associating it with health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and more. The first health condition that poor sleep patterns can impact is male fertility. Evidence suggests that a relationship exists between both less sleep and excessive sleep associated with poor fertility outcomes. In the same study, research has also indicated that sleep apnea can cause erectile dysfunction.
Luckily, one immediate fix simply involves assessing your sleep environment. The mattress and bed you choose can improve overall sleep quality and, in some cases, alleviate sleep apnea. Peacelily’s Adjustable bed allows you to elevate your head, allowing for a more open airway, which can help improve snoring and sleep apnea. Unlike most adjustable beds on the Australian market, Peacelily’s range unites affordability with luxury, giving you a good night’s rest at no extra cost.
The impact of sleep differences on relationships
While our desperate need for so much sleep is still somewhat a mystery, it’s clear that without sleep, we wouldn’t survive. It’s now widely known that sleep is a dynamic state which goes through multiple stages, and men and women experience these stages differently. The quantity and quality of sleep apparently differs greatly between men and women.
During a typical night of sleep, you will generally go through 3-5 sleep cycles. These cycles’ sleep stages consist of rapid-eye-movement (REM) and non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. How women and men travel through these stages varies, with men spending less time in deep sleep (Stage 3) and more time in the lightest sleep (Stage 1). Ideally, your bed accounts for this difference and allows for quality sleep and minimal partner disturbance.
In addition, sleeping with a partner can affect your nightly rest. While studies have generally shown that people sleep better alone, there’s proof to say that sharing the bed with a partner can communicate a sense of calm and safety – both of which are conducive to sleep.
But sharing a bed can also raise challenges. Men are more likely to snore, so they’re more likely to interrupt the person they sleep beside. Differences in circadian rhythm and sleep schedules between bed partners can also cause other disruptions.
A sleep solution does exist
Given all the evidence to prove the importance of sleep for men’s overall health, it quickly becomes a question of how to get the best sleep possible. To help with disturbances caused by sleeping with a partner as well as finding the perfect combination of individual comfort + support, one should certainly consider Peacelily’s natural latex mattress.
Natural rubber latex is resilient, perfect when it comes to pressure relief, and supports all sleep positions. It moulds to the contour of your body and creates comfortable cradle-like support for your body’s default alignment, so you sleep soundly even if your partner is restless.
Because you’ll spend close to a third of your life in bed, it’s also crucial to choose a non-toxic mattress that’s as healthy, natural, and chemical-free as possible. Fortunately, the Peacelily mattress made from natural rubber latex has no petrochemical-based foams, no toxic glues, no pesticides for the cotton fabric, nor fumigants or retardants in the final product.
The quality of your sleep starts from the choices you make the moment you wake up, right until your head hits your pillow. Set yourself up for success, think about making the change to a healthier lifestyle, and making the switch to a latex mattress that combines comfort, support, and affordability – and get that hearty 7-8 hours of shuteye… even with a restless partner beside you.