As a clinical psychologist, I work with a myriad of clients, helping them achieve the goals that they’ve put forth for themselves. From overcoming the trials and tribulations that they’ve experienced in their lives, all the way to helping them develop better habits in their day-to-day lives. The work that I do with each client is bespoke to them, because each one of us is different, and as such the problems they face, and how it affects them would be uniquely their own. But regardless of what it is that you’re going through, there will always be some fundamentals that will never change. For example, how our thoughts affect our perspectives on life, where more negative thoughts would mean a bleaker outlook on the life that we lead. Or how good sleep can be such an incredible way to give us a boost.
We’re a very sleep starved society, and it’s not uncommon that sleep is the first thing we sacrifice when we have things to accomplish. Maybe it’s another load of laundry, another email sent, or maybe another episode of our favourite K-Drama. With so many things to do, and so, we sacrifice our sleep to get everything we need to get done, done.
But here’s the thing, sleep is so incredibly important for our overall health. Numerous studies have shown that good sleep leads to better blood pressure and energy levels, better skin and a host of other physical benefits. Beyond that, sleep can also help us feel and think better as well.
I’m sure that you yourself would have had similar experiences. Think about that time when you were cramming all night for an exam and how you felt the next morning. Grumpy and snappy are some of the words that come to mind when I’m sleep deprived, but with a good night’s sleep, the sun shine’s a bit brighter, and the sky is that much bluer.
I believe that good sleep is critical for maintaining good mental health. Research has consistently shown that getting enough quality sleep is essential for our emotional well-being, cognitive function, and overall quality of life.
But why is good sleep so important for our mental health? Well, for starters, getting enough sleep is linked to improved mood, and also, helps us process information better as well. When we are well-rested, we are better equipped to manage stress and regulate our emotions, which can lead to a more positive outlook on life.
Good sleep is also essential for cognitive function. When we are sleep-deprived, our ability to focus, concentrate, and make decisions is impaired. This can impact our work, relationships, and overall quality of life. On the other hand, when we get enough quality sleep, we are better able to perform cognitive tasks and make sound decisions.
Finally, good sleep is critical for our overall quality of life. When we are well-rested, we have more energy, feel less fatigued, and are better able to engage in the activities we enjoy. This can lead to a more fulfilling life, both personally and professionally. And given all the crazy that we have to deal with in life daily, anything that can help us have a better outlook in life would be much appreciated.
But let’s be honest here. A great night’s sleep is going to do a lot for you. Will it cure you of all our ailments and struggles, your depression and anxieties? Probably not. But it’s definitely going to give you the very best chance to do just that, and maybe, to conquer the goals you’ve set for yourself.
Origin Mattress reached out to me to do a review on their mattress with this very idea in mind. That a good night’s sleep may just be able to give you the leg up you need to sleep better, feel better and do better. And having tried their mattress for a few days now, I can attest to the fact that it’s a mattress that definitely helps you get the best sleep that you can get.
My wife asked me a few days into trying out the new mattress, and the first thought that popped into my head was, “I don’t feel anything”.
Now hear me out. Whilst the privilege of youth has meant that I’ve never really gave much thought to the mattress that I’m sleeping on, my three decades (and then some) on the planet so far means that my body is a lot more attuned to the surface I’m sleeping on. And if I’m on a mattress that’s less than stellar, it’s going to feel things, a lot of things. Typically, this would be things that are less than enjoyable with aches, pains across the body being the norm.
But with the Origin Mattress, I felt nothing. Meaning to say that my body felt good and rested, with nary a complaint at all. And I can’t give the mattress any better praise in my book. The CloudCool Memory Foam latex layer feels like a soft hug when you jump into bed, but just as you think to yourself, “this isn’t going to give me any support at all”, the pocket springs kick in and you’re floating in a cozy, well-supported embrace.
My wife in particular, has nothing but rave reviews about the Zero Motion Isolation aspect of the mattress. I’m a notorious ‘toss-and-turner’ in bed, and that means half the time, she’s seasick. The first night we tried out the mattress, she asked if I slept on the couch because she didn’t feel a thing! So add another wonderful benefit to the huge list of positives, you’ll have a much happier partner.
Like I said before, Origin Mattress is not going to cure your ails. But the fantastic sleep that you’ll have on it would mean that you get the very best chance of tackling all your goals, and overcoming the challenges that are ahead.
Please take note that this is a compensated review. This write up in no means endorses the use of Origins Mattresses and any of their products as a medical or therapeutic intervention for physical or mental health related disorders. Should you be experiencing any significant struggles with your sleep, physical condition or mental health, please consult your nearest medical professional for medical interventions.