One sheep. Two sheep. Three sheep. Four.
It’s a time-honored tip to bring on the Z’s that dates back to the 12th century--a repetitive task that was part of the job description for medieval sheep herders required to count their livestock before they fell into a hard-earned sleep under the stars in between Crusades.
Modern sleep research sheds new light on the efficacies of sheep-counting as well as what constitutes a good night’s sleep. Whereas engaging the mind in a repetitive task can help slow down our thoughts, researchers at Oxford University (also founded in the 12th century) found that subjects who visualized running waterfalls and rivers or better yet, did specialized breathing techniques to consciously slow their breath and heartbeat, fell asleep far more quickly than our ancestral sheep-counters
There is a big difference between the amount of sleep we tell ourselves we can get by on and the amount of sleep we actually need to function optimally Whether we’re scrambling to cross off the multitude of daily tasks on our “Things-To-Do” list or having a hard time falling asleep at night, making do with chronic sleep loss is, in real time, a losing game. Research clearly links quality and length of sleep—or lack of it—to productivity, emotional balance, brain and heart health, immune system, creativity, vitality
But here’s the good news! Improving the quantity and the quality of our sleep is one of the best things we can to do to improve our health and actually increase our productivity! And it’s easier than you think!
Walker Furniture knows this: We’ve studied the research. We’ve investigated and examined and tested the best mattresses. We’ve even designed our own mattress brand! And we’ve trained a team of Certified Sleep Experts to help you determine your sleep needs and guide you in matching your unique needs to the mattresses, power adjustable bases, pillows and mattresses protectors that best meet your needs.
With that goal in mind, we carry the largest selection of mattresses in Nevada, including Serta®, Sealy®, Tempur-pedic®, iComfort®, Easyrest® and our own brand of Walker Sleep Mattresses.
We’re why they call a good night's sleep "Beauty Rest!"