It's one thing to get the amount of sleep you need, but you also need to be getting a healthy and comfortable sleep
Chicago,Illinois (PRWEB) March 14, 2011
On this National Napping Day (the first Monday after daylight savings time begins) when the vast majority of Americans lose one precious hour of sleep, it's fitting to celebrate the benefits of the nap.
Studies abound tout the benefits of sleep - either at night or through naps - from enhanced memory and learning, to improving work performance, and increasing mental acuity and overall health.
In honor of National Napping Day, Protect-A-Bed® is encouraging people to make a habit out of getting more sleep and embracing a healthy sleep environment at the same time.
According to the National Sleep Foundation's 2011 Sleep in America® poll, as many as 43 percent of Americans between the ages of 13 and 64 are not happy with the sleep they are getting on weeknights. This can lead to increased caffeine consumption during the day, which is a leading cause to the vicious cycle beginning again the next night. Instead of coping with the symptoms associated with a of lack of sleep, why not correct the problem?
"It's one thing to get the amount of sleep you need, but you also need to be getting a healthy and comfortable sleep," says James Bell, CEO of Protect-A-Bed, a leading global provider of mattress protection products for more than 30 years. "This means using products to protect mattresses and pillows from moisture, dust and allergens."
Protect-A-Bed recently conducted their own national online survey and found that 65 percent of the 22,000 consumers polled sleep on unprotected pillows (pillows without a pillow protector). "This is alarming because it means people are essentially napping or sleeping on pillows that could be breeding grounds for allergens or bacteria," Bell says.
According to Bell, about one in five Americans suffer from allergies, and dust mites are among the biggest contributors, as well as being a significant trigger of asthma attacks. "The bedroom contains the greatest number of dust mites and pet allergens, which makes it the most important room to allergen-proof," Bell says.
And people are definitely worried about allergies. "Fifty percent of our survey respondents identified allergies, along with bed bugs, as their chief health concerns related to bedding."
Pillow protectors, like those offered by Protect-A-Bed, create an allergy-free healthy sleep zone and prevent allergens, dust mites, bacteria and moisture from getting into a pillow, which can lead to a better night's sleep.
For those wishing to protect their bedding, and themselves, Protect-A-Bed offers an Allergy Protection Kit which includes two pillow protectors, an AllerZip® mattress encasement and mattress protector for complete allergy mattress protection in one convenient package.
http://www.protectabed.com offers consumers a complete line of protective bedding products because every mattress needs protection. Now selling in 30 countries for over 30 years, the company is a worldwide leader in mattress protection innovation. Protect-A-Bed products help create a dry, hygienic, bed bug free and anti-allergy sleep zone while protecting the mattress warranty. The company developed the proprietary Miracle Membrane® and patented BugLock® with SecureSeal® and three-sided zipper system. Protect-A-Bed products are listed as Class 1 Medical Devices with the Food and Drug Administration and have received the Good Housekeeping Seal. For more information, visit http://www.protectabed.com