Look like a Zombie when you wake up?
If you want to stop waking up tired you should be sleeping on a mattress that is right for you. Most people think they are but that is not what the survey says. A proper mattress should be right for your size, back condition and preference. However, trying to figure all that out without talking to the right people is as difficult as trying to make out one Zombie from another as you stare into the fog.
According to a recent sleep survey conducted by the Better Sleep Association – 68% of people sleep on a mattress that is the wrong firmness. The percentage gets even higher after you add in all the people that are sleeping on a fairly new mattress that is no longer comfortable.
“My 20-year pillow top mattress is no longer comfortable (after 3 or 4 years of use)”, is one of the most common complaints that we hear in our showroom.
Possible Causes of Dark Circles
If it’s not the mattress and if you are sleeping on the right firmness, based on scientific Ergocheck pressure testing, then the dark circles under your eyes could be caused by one of the following:
1. Hereditary Predisposition
Some people have a hereditary predisposition to dark circles, and without realizing it you may be predisposed to leaking weak capillaries around the eyes, which cause the appearance of dark circles.
According to the “Joy of Stress”, not enough stress is bad for you but too much stress will make you looking and feeling tired all the time. Lower your stress levels through relaxation to ease the appearance of dark circles.
3. Excess Sugar
“We are what we eat”, it is as simple as that. Research has shown that cutting down on processed sugar-laden foods makes eyes, hair and skin more healthy and radiant looking.
4. Excess Alcohol
Like excess sugar, too many nights drinking and you are likely to see an increase in dark circles. This is due to the nutrients being drained from your body by the toxicity of the alcohol.
Dehydration affects the appearance of skin and its elasticity. With 75% of the population unknowingly dehydrated, it is no wonder the skin around our eyes looks so tired. Start drinking more water and the skin around your eyes will re-hydrate and appear healthier.
In conclusion, if you are predisposed to dark circles and are having trouble sleeping, I recommend a course of good sleep hygiene to optimize your sleep and set your body clock to sleep faster, deeper and longer during the correct hours. Sleep hygiene can be defined as habits and practices that are conducive to sleeping well on a regular basis. Sleep hygiene is the key to sweet dreams!
Start every day with a good night’s sleep…
FOAMITE INDUSTRIES INC.
R.C. (Bob) Dimas
Be the best that you can be by doing whatever is necessary to improve the quality of your sleep!