We’ve all had nights of tossing and turning, watching the hours slowly slip by, when a peaceful night’s sleep just isn’t in the stars. Anything successful starts with a great foundation. So for a good night’s sleep, our top piece of advice is...get a good mattress – and pillow!
Earlier this year, we tried Canada’s favourite bed-in-a-box, the Endy Mattress, and fell in love with its perfect level of comfort and support. Turns out that experts agree, as the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) has just named the Endy Mattress and Pillow the only chiropractor-approved mattress and pillow in Canada! That’s a big deal, as the CCA represents more than 9,000 licensed chiropractors and 10 provincial chiropractic associations across the country.
“A good night’s sleep is necessary for overall health and well-being as it allows both the body and mind to rest, recharge, and restore,” says Dr. Ayla Azad, Chief Experience Officer of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. She explains that when we sleep, our blood pressure decreases, breathing slows, and muscles relax, and, “These physiological changes can help reduce inflammation and allow the body the chance to recuperate and heal.”
Current research shows that a medium-firm support for sleepers promotes comfort, sleep quality and spinal alignment. The good news: Endy’s medium-firm mattress can do just that. Composed of three layers, the Endy mattress is a perfect combo of comfort and support, with a breathable top layer, a responsive transition foam layer and a durable, high-density support foam layer. These layers all work together for zero-motion transfer capabilities; cooling open-cell foam technology that moves heat away from the body faster than traditional memory foam; and high resilience and superior responsiveness, eliminating pressure points by ensuring areas prone to strain are properly supported. With more than 500,000 Endy Mattresses purchased, and an average 4.9 out of 5 star rating based on more than 20,000 customer reviews, it’s clear that Endy literally has Canadians’ backs.
The CCA recognizes that sleep is essential for every aspect of health, especially for those with musculoskeletal issues such as like lower back pain—one of the main causes of poor sleep quality. Most people spend about one-third of their lives sleeping – which translates into more than 200,000 hours of shut-eye over a lifetime. That’s a lot of ZZZ’s, but many of us aren’t getting enough quality sleep, which has a tremendous impact on our everyday lives. There are both short- and long-term implications of not getting enough sleep. Short-term effects can include drowsiness, lack of alertness, or reduced memory, which can sometimes result in feelings of moodiness and impatience. A recent survey from Endy for World Sleep Day shows that almost 40 percent of Canadians admit that the pandemic negatively impacted their sleep quality, and almost 80 per cent say that poor sleep quality negatively impacts the rest of their day.
Dr. Azad’s Top Tips for a Good Night’s Rest
- Practice good sleep hygiene, meaning getting into a regular nighttime routine to wind down: it’s one of the best ways to set yourself up for a good night’s sleep.
- Set yourself up for success: avoid screen time, caffeinated beverages, or large meals before you plan going to bed.
- Stick to a consistent bedtime and aim to rise at the same time every day. Prep for sleep with relaxing habits, such as reading or soaking in a warm bath.
- Make your bedroom as comfortable as possible – this includes having a supportive Endy mattress and pillow(s), which are key to waking up feeling refreshed and restored!
“As a chiropractor, I know the importance of a good night’s sleep in terms of overall musculoskeletal well-being and health,” said Dr. Azad, “Our endorsement of Endy mattresses highlights the vital role that a good bed can play in promoting comfort and sleep quality, which helps decrease back, neck, and muscle pain.” Considering how closely our sleep health is tied to overall wellness, we’d trust the experts (and the 500,000 Canadians who are happily sleeping on an Endy mattress) on this one! Getting your own Endy mattress is more stress-free than ever, with quick and free shipping within Canada, the 100 night trial with easy returns, and a 15 year warranty.