In celebration of our 13th birthday, we want to give you with quality sleep! You’ve already made a step in the right direction by choosing Essentia, now let us prove it to you. Now through February 9, 2019, we will be gifting a FREE Fitbit fitness and sleep tracker to you with your mattress purchase. Now you can really see what quality sleep can do for your every day. Shop the Essentia sale now.
One of the biggest takeaways from using a sleep tracker will be to identify patterns in your sleep habits. By seeing your sleep habits laid out in a graph will give you something to reflect on so you can make actionable changes for better sleep. For example, you can dig down into questions like do you feel sluggish when you sleep from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. but energetic if you shift your shuteye to 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.? Do you sleep better when your bedroom is cooler or on days you exercise? Is your sleep disrupted if you have caffeine after lunchtime? Being able to identify these things within in your sleep means you can make small changes to ensure you get the best sleep possible.
The Fitbit comes with some pretty cool features, including the new ‘Sleep Stages’ feature that uses Fitbit’s PurePulse heart rate and sensitive motion detectors to let you know how much time you spent in each sleep stage as well as awake. This makes it much easier for you to understand your sleep quality.
Can’t identify the stages of sleep? Don’t sweat it, Johns Hopkins breaks them down easily:
- Stage 1: Lasting only a few minutes, the first stage of sleep is light and easy to wake from.
- Stage 2, Light Sleep: During this stage, which is also fairly light, your brain waves begin to slow.
- Stages 3 & 4, Deep Sleep: During these stages, you move into a deeper sleep that’s harder to wake from. This is the time when your body grows and repairs itself and boosts immune function.
- Rapid eye movement (REM): During the final stage in the sleep cycle, your brain becomes more active and dreams occur. Your brain is processing information and storing long-term memories.
This cycle repeats every 90 to 110 minutes. As sleep progresses, REM cycles increase in length. In fact, your sleep quality will vastly improve simply by sleeping on an Essentia mattress… we know this, because not only have we tracked it but some of our own Essentia sleepers have as well!
Through our partnership with FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers, we met Karen, a client care specialist, who decided to make the switch to Essentia, after her first night we got this very enthusiastic message from Karen with the Fitbit proof:
“I JUST WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU HOW MUCH LONGER I SLEPT ON FRIDAY NIGHT ACCORDING TO MY FITBIT. MY FIRST NIGHT SLEEPING ON MY NEW ESSENTIA MATTRESS…..9 HRS. 10 MIN. I USUALLY AVERAGE 4 – 6 HOURS INCLUDING NAP TIME…LOL”
As if that wasn’t enough…. The running joke in the office is that I basically die when sleeping on my Essentia mattress as my sleep patterns tend to stay within the deep/REM sleep stages, with minimal restlessness. This is the kind of sleep you’ll experience on your Essentia: