Breathing is the most important factor for quality sleep. Full oxygen intake restores our bodies, enabling us to awaken refreshed. Shallow breathing reduces the depth of sleep. Dramatically reduced breathing due to snoring or sleep apnea can result in serious health issues, including an increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular problems.
SLEEPING POSTURE AFFECTS OXYGEN INTAKE
As we sleep, we naturally position ourselves in ways that allow us to breathe and swallow. We’ll often sacrifice a comfortable posture to achieve a deep breath. Some common adaptations include propping the head up with an arm and stacking or folding pillows.
For optimal oxygen intake, the body must lie in a supported,”open” position. Poor posture will restrict the airway and reduce full lung capacity. These posture problems can dramatically reduce your quality of sleep and increase the incidence of breathing disorders, such as snoring or sleep apnea.
THE DESIGN SLEEP SOLUTION
Our mattress system is designed to provide stability, support, and comfort. It accommodates the curves of hips and shoulders to encourage optimal torsional and lateral spinal alignment. By promoting a neutral posture free from strain, deeper breathing can be attained for a more restful, restorative night’s sleep.
To help maintain a breathable environment, we also offer a full line of natural bedding. Our Oxygen Pillow is designed to increase air intake, and our stretch cotton mattress pads, organic cotton sheets, and wool-filled comforters are Eco-Tex certified to be environmentally safe.