Want to boost your brainpower? Get more sleep! Whether you're a parent, working professional or student, feeling sluggish, tired and scatterbrained throughout the day seems to be the norm. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named sleep deprivation a public health epidemic in 2013. Everyone suffers from a lack of sleep from time to time, but chronic sleepless nights can wreak havoc on your memory, ability to focus, and keeps you from performing at your peak level.
Researchers have found that getting adequate shuteye helps process and retain information we've learned throughout the day. Scientists believe that as we sleep, skills and memories we've gained are shifted to more permanent brain regions, helping us retain more information in the long run. This occurs during rapid-eye-movement sleep, or REM, which is the deep sleeping phase when dreams typically happen. In addition, sleep specialists have found that without adequate sleep, neurons get overworked to the point that they can't properly coordinate information, making it difficult to access previously learned information.
So how much sleep is enough? General guidelines suggest adults get 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. Falling asleep and staying asleep is difficult for many people, especially those who suffer from night sweats or hot flashes. Slipping into restorative REM sleep is difficult when you feel overheated and your bedding gets soaked with perspiration. For hours of uninterrupted sleep, using performance sleep products from Cool-jams™ helps keep you cooler and drier. Our bedding is made from our proprietary Outlast technology which helps maintain the climate under the covers to prevent uncomfortable overheating and sweating. Excess heat is absorbed by microcapsules as your body temperature rises, and releases them as your body cools. The result is a steady temperature throughout the night.
With our assortment of cooling sheets, pillows, mattress pads and more, you'll create the perfect sleeping environment that'll allow you to get the uninterrupted sleep your brain needs to stay sharp.