At the start of the new year, we know what’s on your mind: New Year’s Resolutions. We also know that setting specific goals can be daunting — if you commit to improving your eating habits, will you wind up neglecting your fitness regimen? If you wake up early to work out, will you be exhausted all day?
At Mattress Firm, we know that sleep is the all-too-forgotten element of a healthy lifestyle — that’s why we conducted ‘Dozed and Confused: Why Americans Have Trouble Sleeping,’ a study to show how much the little choices you make each day can affect your sleep health. From consistent exercise habits to a more positive outlook, the effects of a good night’s sleep are indisputable.
The Connection Between Diet, Fitness and Healthy Sleep
Consider this: you set the alarm for 5 a.m. so you can get to a spin class before work. That’s good! But then, later that evening, you’re so over-tired that the temptation to make unhealthy diet choices is even stronger than normal. That’s not so good.
Or, let’s say you’ve been seriously dedicated to your fitness goals and you’ve been up early to work out five days in one week. Soon, the lack of sleep catches up to you, and you sleep through a few fitness classes in a row. Now you’re frustrated, and your motivation to keep up with your new exercise routine is waning. Again, by neglecting the importance of sleep, you’re putting your diet and fitness choices at risk of failure.
New Year’s resolutions tend to fizzle early, whether they’re focused on fitness or food or anything else. But this year, Mattress Firm is here to help you stay energized and motivated with the #NoYawnNewYear Challenge. We want to help you invest in your rest so that you can achieve all of your wellness goals in 2018.
Throughout the month of January, we’ll challenge you to make a new, healthy choice every day, showing you that even the smallest healthy choices help contribute to lifelong habits. Challenges will incorporate all elements a healthy lifestyle, and hopefully serve as a reminder that sleep habits play an essential role in your wellness goals.
To help support your health and fitness goals, Mattress Firm is giving away a free FitBit with purchases over $799 from December 26 – January 30 as part of the New Year’s Sleep Sale.
Interested in participating in the challenge? Follow along with #NoYawnNewYear or check out The Daily Doze for more tips and tricks on how to stay committed throughout the year.
About The Author
The Daily Dozers is a team of our finest Mattress Firm sleep happy experts, pooling their expertise to bring you all you need to know on sleep news of the day and the latest trends in sleep health. Sometimes our team of regular Daily Doze contributors (Craig, Ken and Sunni…not to name names) will throw a pillow or two when trying to decide who gets to write about which topic; and when that happens, we let our task force of daily dozin’ specialists play referee, pooling their knowledge on the topic. From super-sized snoring habits to the very real struggle of trying to become a morning person, there’s no topic too tired for The Daily Dozers.
Best Night’s Sleep: There’s nothing that this dream team loves more than long walks on the beach to prepare for a peaceful slumber, a warm cup of lavender tea, an old Jane Austen novel and curling up in the comfort of their very own Mattress Firm beds.