Optimal overall health starts with the quality of sleep we are getting. Our immune system functions are no different. Scores of peer-reviewed medical journals have shown that better sleep can help with all kinds of conditions and illnesses, but how can solid sleep prepare our immune systems to prevent health problems?
According to Eric J. Olson, M.D. with the Mayo Clinic "Yes, lack of sleep can affect your immune system. Studies show that people who don't get quality sleep or enough sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a virus, such as a common cold virus. Lack of sleep can also affect how fast you recover if you do get sick."
Why is this important? Dr. Olson continues "during sleep, your immune system releases proteins called cytokines, some of which help promote sleep. Certain cytokines need to increase when you have an infection or inflammation, or when you're under stress. Sleep deprivation may decrease production of these protective cytokines."
So where does the Bed Block come in? Our simple, yet life-changing device can not only help to alleviate symptoms that may inhibit sleep (i.e. pain and tension), but can also assist with temperature regulation and general comfort. Incorporating the Bed Block into your sleep routine sets you up for more consistent, quality sleep, resulting in a stronger immune system.
"[Y]our body needs sleep to fight infectious diseases. Long-term lack of sleep also increases your risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease." says Dr. Olson. So the importance of sleep health cannot be overstated. We need every tool in our arsenal to keep us healthy and strong.
In addition, given the recent COVID-19 concerns, I know that keeping our homes clean, neat, and sanitary is a top priority. This may mean you are running more loads of laundry, including your Bed Block's cover. To make keeping your Bed Block clean a little easier, for a limited time, we are selling covers in a variety of colors at 50% off when you purchase a Bed Block (discount automatically applied at checkout). This will ensure you have a backup cover when the other one is in the wash.
Already own a Bed Block? You can also purchase covers separately at 20% off with coupon code cover20. Woo!
As always, thank you for your support of our small business. Stay well!
*Side note, your health and safety are incredibly important to us, your Bed Blocks are manufactured and shipped with this in mind. Washing hands and social distancing are effective tools recommended by the CDC and WHO and we will continue to follow the guidance of the best professionals in the world.