Thomas Lester

#MattressTags: It's Sleeptember

September 16, 2016


Better health through sleep

SleeptemberThe American Sleep Apnea Association has rolled out a new year-round campaign called Sleeptember, designed to create fun and engaging online and community events in order to raise awareness of the public health impact of sleep loss.

The Sleeptember campaign is encouraging people to "Go Dark" and take a pledge to turn off the lights and electronic devices a bit earlier this month in order to add 15 minutes of sleep each week or seek other ways to improve their sleep health.The ASAA notes untreated sleep disorders and chronic sleep loss are associated with a significant increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, anxiety and depression, substance abuse, certain types of cancer, automobile crashes, on-the-job accidents and mortality along with impaired work productivity, academic performance and reduced quality of life. 

Touting the benefits of a good night's sleep sounds like the kind of thing the bedding industry can get behind.

This could hamper sales

Ever hear this one?

Habits that torpedo sleep

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