While there is no “magic number” that applies to every individual,but research suggests that the average adult needs between 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. Many people get far less than that amount.
Everyone should be concerned about the quantity and quality of their sleep. Studies from the National Sleep Foundation have indicated that:
• A lack of sleep may be linked to obesity, diabetes and hypertension.
• A full night’s sleep can boost your ability to handle stress.
• Insufficient sleep may lead to daytime fatigue, poor concentration, and an increased risk of mistakes and accidents.
Sleeping on the right mattress can play a vital role in the quality of your health and well-being. To encourage Americans to stop counting sheep and start getting a better night’s sleep this year, Serta is giving away a deluxe sleep package which includes a choice between three Serta mattress sets (Serta Perfect Sleeper®, iComfort® or iSeries™) and a Serta Gel-Memory Foam 2-in-1 Scrunch Pillow (combined MSRP up to $5,000).
Healthy Moms Magazine readers are invited to enter the Sleep Sound All Year ‘Round giveaway. To enter, each participant must post a comment on the iHeartSleep blog stating why he or she needs a great night’s sleep in 2013. For additional entries, each participant may follow Serta on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest and then post a comment on the blog to share that they have done so.
The giveaway runs until midnight February 6, 2013 so you better hurry and enter today. The winner will be chosen from Random.org and will be notified the week of February 10, 2013. Good luck!
For full contest details and official rules, visit the iHeartSleep blog at http://www.serta.com/blog/.