San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 12, 2012
Sleep experts suggest new ways to deal with couple-sleep problems without resulting to separate bedrooms. Evidence suggests having a memory foam mattress can help couples sleep more comfortably together.
According to The Wall Street Journal, in their June article, “Who Sleeps Better At Night”, sleep experts suggest new ways to deal with couple - sleep problems - without resorting to separate bedrooms. Researcher Wendy M. Troxel, an assistant professor of Psychiatry and psychology at the University of Pittsburgh says, “Sleep is a critically important health behavior that we know is associated with heart disease and psychiatric well-being," In Toxel’s 2009 published study, she found that women in long-term stable relationships fell asleep more quickly and woke up less during the night than single women or women who lost or gained a partner during the six to eight years of the study.
Troxel also found that sleeping in the same bed promotes feelings of safety and security, shared sleep in healthy relationships may lower levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. Sharing a bed may also reduce cytokines, involved in inflammation, and boost oxytocin, the so-called love hormone that is known to ease anxiety and is produced in the same part of the brain responsible for the sleep-wake cycle.
There are so many reasons why couples have trouble sleeping in the same bed. A different body clock, body temperature, stress, an argument, snoring, or even a parent who kicks the other one out because of co-sleeping. Clearing up a relationship issue can sometimes ease insomnia, says Christina S. McCrae, associate professor at the University of Florida and president of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. She has had several patients whose sleep improved after underlying relationship problems were addressed with their spouses during sleep-therapy sessions.
Another way to help couples sleep better, while sharing a bed is to get a mattress that both individuals can sleep comfortably. Memory foam is the number one choice as a mattress because it has an open-cell structure that reacts to body heat and weight by 'moulding' to the sleeper's body, helping relieve pressure points, and prevents pressure sores. Memory foam springs back to its original shape each time the body shifts, making it the ideal mattress for a couple to sleep comfortably without interrupting each other while sleeping.
About The Futon Shop: A local San Francisco manufacturer of green futons and mattresses produce a green line of memory foam mattresses. Each memory foam mattress is environmentally friendly and hypo-allergenic. The Futon Shop only uses viscose memory foam that is environmentally friendly and hypo-allergenic. The viscose memory foam in each futon mattress uses an advanced CO2 Process, which is a natural choice, without harmful emissions. The Futon Shop also just came out with their new line: Cool Cloud Sleep System, which is their Cooling Gel Memory foam. The soy-based gel memory foam topper keeps you cool and comfortable. So whether a couple disagrees with the comfort of the mattress, The Futon Shop can customize the mattress, to any quality and comfort, including a non toxic mattress, pesticide and fire retardant free.