6 Reasons to Get Enough Sleep

6 Reasons to Get Enough Sleep

The "Harvard Women’s Health Watch" suggests six reasons to get enough sleep.

1. Learning and memory: Sleep helps the brain commit new information to memory through a process called memory consolidation. In studies, people who’d slept after learning a task did better on tests later. 

2. Metabolism and weight: Chronic sleep deprivation may cause weight gain by affecting the way our bodies process and store carbohydrates, and by altering levels of hormones that affect our appetite.

3. Safety: Sleep debt contributes to a greater tendency to fall asleep during the daytime. These lapses may cause falls and mistakes such as medical errors, air traffic mishaps, and road accidents.

4. Mood: Sleep loss may result in irritability, impatience, inability to concentrate, and moodiness. Too little sleep can also leave you too tired to do the things you like to do.

5. Cardiovascular health: Serious sleep disorders have been linked to hypertension, increased stress hormone levels, and irregular heartbeat.

6. Disease: Sleep deprivation alters immune function, including the activity of the body’s killer cells. Keeping up with sleep may also help fight cancer.

So think about it..is this you?

Sweet Dreams...Michelle @ BedCrafters by Michelle

Hassle-free Mattress Buying

Hassle-free Mattress Buying

Ever feel so overwhelmed by all the different mattress stores and all the new types of beds coming out? Why can't it just be a simple and painless process?

At BedCrafters by Michelle, we believe shopping for a new mattress should be fun, educational and comfortable. When you visit one of our mattress showrooms in Williamsburg, Richmond or Midlothian, our staff will take the time to listen to your needs and educate you on all the different types of mattresses available and demonstrate proper sleep and pillow placement. We will never rush you into purchasing because we understand you need to take your time to learn about all the new trends in mattress types and warranties and we encourage you to shop around. Our mattresses are all hand made, not mass made of quality materials, right here in the USA. And when you are ready to buy, we'll be there, ready to build you the perfect mattress to fit your personalized sleep comfort needs. We don't believe in sales commission, but we do believe in your guaranteed satisfaction. That is why we offer a 90 Day Comfort Promise. Take your mattress home and sleep on it for 90 days, in the privacy of your own home.  If within 90 days we need to make an adjustment, we will do it, often on the same day. That's our promise to you. So when you buy your mattress from BedCrafters by Michelle, you can rest easy you've made the right choice.