We all sleep through roughly one third of our lives, but not everyone knows that calm, undisturbed sleep is one of the most important factors leading to overall good health. During sleep, our body performs crucial physiological and psychological functions vital to our condition, well-being and energy.
Most adults need seven to nine hours of calm and uninterrupted nighttime sleep to enjoy the regenerative benefits of healthy sleep. Quality of sleep is also impacted by other factors, including the timing of sleep during the daily cycle. In fact, research reveals that the body rests most efficiently and regenerates best between the hours of 10PM and 1AM. Also important is the environment of the sleeping area, especially with regard to levels of light, noise, air humidity and temperature (with 18-20°C best). We also need proper relaxation prior to going to bed. Excellent habits include taking a bath, going for a walk, reading a book and listening to relaxing music.
It is also important to select appropriate natural fibre bedding and sleepwear. Our body temperature changes during sleep, potentially causing both chills and night sweats that may interrupt the sleep cycle. An alpaca duvet is perhaps the most excellent solution to this problem: thanks to its moisture-wicking and thermoregulatory properties, it maintain a constant optimal body temperature, keeping you warm and dry to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep.