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Sleep

     

"Deep levels of sleep provide the optimum conditions for the body to recover, repair and maintain. Our truly amazing bodies can fix almost anything if given the right environment and the proper tools."

 

According to a growing amount of research, though many factors influence health (genetics, nutrition and exercise), the most significant wellness choice one can make is in the quality of rest one receives every night.  Sleep is food for the brain.  It contributes to a healthy Immune System.   In other words, Sleep Matters!

 

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Here's the challenge. Experts agree that most people don't get the sleep they need for good health and more than 40 million people suffer with sleep related problems.  In a world of busy schedules, active lifestyles and stress, sleep has become a rare and precious commodity.

I was in that category. My sleep experience was to wake up often during the night to take covers off and then pull them back on. I’d wake up in the morning with a numb or tingling arm, depending on which side I’d primarily slept on. Though I felt tired, I just moved on with my day. 

Imagine my surprise when I barely had to make my bed in the morning. When there was no tossing and turning, no tangled sheets and no numbness and tingling in my arms.  When I had no residual tiredness or achiness.  When I had energy and vitality.  When I was truly ready to start my day refreshed and renewed.  

 

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Few things can make you feel better than a good night's sleep. And few things have as powerful an influence on our health and our lives.  

  

 What Makes This Sleep System Different? 

 

Most mattresses are made with metal springs, chemicals and flame retardants, which are not conducive to good sleep or good health.  

Kenko Sleep Products are made with renewable, chemical-free, natural materials that replicate the energy of the earth, the sun and the air.  This nurturing environment puts the body in a position to 'heal thy self.'  The results are a healthy sleep experience with deep restorative sleep for recovery and rejuvenation.  Attention to posture and alignment are also incorporated into the design.  Invest in any product individually.  Or, invest in the Sleep Pack for a 10% discount.

 

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I love having the proper support, technology that promotes temperature regulation, built in ventilation and a relaxing and calming atmosphere.  I'm thrilled to wake up refreshed and recovered from the previous days activities - ready for the new day's adventure.  Yes, it's also great for power-resting, to get re-charged in the middle of the day.

 

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Traveling to visit family and friends, the Cocoon Sleeping Bag is my home-away-from-home sleep system.  I also use the Sleep Mask to screen out ambient light and relax my eyes from computer exposure and daily use.

 

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Children and their parents adore the Cocoon!  Why?  This type of healthy restorative sleep has a positive impact on children's behavior and performance.  Everyone benefits.

 

 General Tips For Better Sleep

  • Avoid caffeinated beverages too close to bed time, caffeine stays in the body for 12 hours
  • Don't drink alcoholic beverages late in the evening, they can shorten your REM sleep, the most restful sleep time
  • Don't use your bed as a place to eat or work, you will associate it with tasks rather than sleep
  • Turn off electronic devices (computer and TV) a couple of hours before bed to let your brain a chance to unwind
  • Eat early enough to not feel full when you lie down
  • Finish exercising and working out at least 3 hours prior to bed
  • All lights out – darkness is conducive to sleep
  • Prepare for sleep with quiet music, deep breathing or meditation.

 

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Testimonials

"I have been working out with a fitness trainer and can be pretty sore that evening.  After a nights sleep in my Nikken sleep system, when I get up in the morning, I have no discomfort at all!"

"I can't believe how much energy I have on so few hours of sleep!"

"I just got my Naturest sleep system.  LOVE IT!" I slept like a baby.  I went right into a deep sleep when I lay down and did not feel stiff when I got up."  (From a woman living with MS)  

Americans' Sleep Habits:
Losing by Not Snoozing

Friday, March 4, 2011 — Too many Americans aren't getting enough sleep — and their minds and bodies are paying the price, according to two new surveys released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

 

 

"Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together."

Thomas Dekker

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