One Gift You Haven’t Thought to Give This Year: Sleep

Tis’ the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la la la...wait. More like tis’ the season to be sleep deprived.


Did you know, out of the entire calendar year sleep is most likely to suffer during the holiday season? Some of you might be surprised, others not so much. That’s because most of us feel the physical, emotional, and financial demands weighing on us as we prep for the New Year. And our overwhelming list of to-dos, gifts to buy, and parties to attend only amplify our symptoms of stress and anxiety, which unfortunately keep us up at night.


Want to Stay Off the Naughty List? Get Your Sleep!

“He sees you when your sleeping,” they say. Well, he also knows you when your awake. And if you aren’t getting adequate shut eye, that is not a pretty sight. If you are logging less than seven hours of sleep each night you are far more likely to find yourself rolling your eyes at the grocery store clerk, losing your temper trying to find a parking space at the mall, and snapping at your in-laws. Not a good look.


But in all seriousness, the long-term consequences of sleep deprivation are far more serious than irritability. A consistent lack of sleep can lead to an increased risk for heart disease, weight gain, immunodeficiency, high blood pressure, and diabetes. So when you are making your list and checking it twice, you better make sure prioritizing sleep makes the cut.


Give the Gift of Sleep


For something so imperative to our overall health and well-being, why not give it for Christmas? Giving the gift of sleep can come in many different forms. Maybe you gift your loved ones a night of rest by offering to take care of the kids for a night. Perhaps you gift them comfy PJs and a weighted blanket to help them snuggle up and relax. But the most effective gift you can give someone to help improve their sleep quality is a mattress.

 

You may be wondering, how in the world could I pull-off, not to mention, afford to give some a mattress for Christmas? But before we answer that question, here’s why you should at least consider it:


A mattress is the performance tool used to achieve your best night’s sleep. If it’s over 10 years old, it’s most likely hurting you more than helping you. So if you have a loved one struggling to get adequate sleep, a new mattress could change their entire quality of life (sounds dramatic, but it’s true)!


With the launch of online mattress companies, like Nolah, gifting someone a new mattress is more feasible and affordable than ever before. Not to mention, there a tons of great holiday deals going on right now. In fact, Nolah is offering some awesome sales as we speak. Another reason a mattress would make a great gift is that they even come compressed and rolled in a box. Translation: you can even wrap it!


So when drafting your gift list, consider sleep. After all, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

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