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Nine Interesting Facts About Dreaming

While you sleep your brain goes into it’s most creative and imaginary state, with no distractions from the outside world it’s just you and your thoughts. Dreaming comes with some amazing facts. Here are a few of our favorites, and remember if you’d like to dream more and get a better nights sleep you can always purchase a mattress from Mattress Superstore!

  1. 12% of people actually dream in black and white. A study published in 2008 shows that people who were exposed to black and white television early in life typically only tend to dream in black and white. After the age of 55 some will stop dreaming in color and start dreaming in black and white. Thought most people dream in vivid colors some do not.
  2. The average person spends six whole years of their life dreaming, which means you should always be sleeping on a luxury mattress for the ultimate comfort while you sleep! Six entire years of your life are vivid dreams and creativity. That’s a lot of time for amazing ideas.
  3. Those extremely vivid dreams that you have are usually in a state of REM sleep, during REM (Rapid Eye Movement) your body is actually paralyzed. Most people go through periods of REM sleep throughout the night. During this time your breathing and heart rate are also elevated, during REM sleep your brain is almost as active as when you are awake. REM sleep is an extremely crucial part to getting a good night’s sleep and improves memory as well as overall health. If you’re not getting enough REM sleep you may want to consider buying a new mattress!
  4. When you dream of faces and people in your dreams you’ve actually seen them in real life! You can not make up new faces in your dreams. That stranger you saw walking on the street could be playing a role as a superhero in your dreams!
  5. Blind people can still see images in their dreams, though blind people can not see with their eyes they can still see with their minds and will often have dreams as vivid as those who are not blind.
  6. On an average night you can have four to seven dreams! That’s a lot! Although you may not remember all of them dreaming a lot usually means you’re getting a good amount of REM sleep which is crucial to staying healthy. If you want to dream more Mattress Superstore has the luxury mattress you’re looking for!
  7. If you are snoring, then you are not able to dream. Sometimes, the best solution for snoring is to get a new mattress! When you’re snoring your body will not allow you to enter a dream state. No one is sure why.
  8. Dreams are easily forgotten, often times people forget 90% of their dreams.
  9. Dreams are key to creativity. Did you know that the idea for Google was actually brought up because it was dreamt? Lots of great inventions, ideas, and solutions come from dreams.

Dreaming is one of the coolest parts of the human brain, what a better way to treat yourself than to a new mattress that you can dream peacefully on! A restful night’s sleep is the best way to spend the maximum amount of time in bed dreaming. Mattress Superstore has a wide variety of mattresses available so you can find the perfect mattress for you.

How To Prepare For A Good Night’s Sleep

Feeling restless? Try using one of these methods to get a better night’s sleep!

1. Have A Snack – Walnuts are loaded with sleep-inducing tryptophan which is an amino acid that helps with the production of melatonin and serotonin. These two chemicals that are naturally occurring in your body help to make your body sleepy and promote a good night’s sleep. Almonds are another sleep-inducing snack containing a lot of magnesium which is essential for a Good Night’s Sleep.
2. Drinks Some Tea – Tea has amazing health benefits in itself no matter what kind you drink, but sipping on some chamomile tea can help promote a healthy night’s sleep and relax you as it has natural sedative properties. Valerian root tea can also have the same effects – so the next time you’re feeling restless drink a cup of tea!
3. Aromatherapy – Certain scents have been proven to promote relaxation and induce sleep, as well as energize and refresh. An essential oil diffuser could be something that you keep next to your new bedside after you purchase your New Mattress for sleepless nights or as a new bedtime ritual. Inhaling the scent of lavender can help reduce stress and promote a healthy night’s sleep.
4. Proper Bedding – You all know the feeling of fresh sheets out of the dryer, right? Why not get yourself some fresh sheets out of the package! Come down to one of our Mattress Superstores and pick out some new bedding so you can sleep in luxury. Sheets can make a huge difference in the way you sleep and comfortability is key. Mattress Superstore has the quality and affordable bedding, sheets, duvets, and full sets for a perfect night’s rest!
5. Meditation – As you’ve heard everyone say – meditation and mindfulness can really help you center yourself and it scientifically can! There’s a couple of ways that you can practice meditation and mindfulness at home! You can start by keeping a gratitude journal. A gratitude journal helps you keep track of the things you’re grateful for. At the end of each day you write down 3 good things that happened, 3 things you’re wishful for tomorrow, and 3 things you’re grateful for. Meditation can be as simple as putting your feet on the floor and inhaling deeply until your muscles get less tense.
6. Exercise – Not only does exercising help for a healthy body but it also helps for a healthy mind and healthy sleeping habits. Try working out in the morning by going for a light run or walk. If you prefer to workout at night try getting in some exercise two to three hours before you’re ready to wind down. You’ll notice a difference in relaxation and how sleepy you are.
7. Get A New Bed – If you’re having trouble sleeping every night then your current mattress might be the issue. Try buying one of our top of the line and affordable mattresses. We offer everything from children’s mattresses, to guest room ideas, and mattresses to fit your budget. Whether you’re looking for a Luxury Mattress or something firm the Mattress Superstore has you covered! Even better? We offer delivery services so you don’t have to lift a finger!