Sleeping Soundly in a Busy Modern World

Posted on Dec 02, 2015

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The key to sleeping soundly is sensory deprivation. It used to be that older homes had shutters that sealed the house from daylight more thoroughly than modern houses today, which means that contemporary bedrooms need to rely upon curtains or shades to shut out the light. Before the advent of the automobile and the Industrial Revolution, people had less noise to keep them awake at night. That being said, if you are sensitive to light and sound when sleeping, you may need to use earplugs and eyeshades.  You should also select the correct mattress that provides maximum comfort to your body shape and desired firmness.

Where visitors are concerned, it’s helpful to offer them a dark, quiet and comfortable place to sleep with plenty of warm bedding. It’s also important to recognize the sleeping patterns of other people or other cultures. Some people need more or less sleep than others.  Many people have adopted a traditional schedule, and are as cheerful and awake as a morning lark during the early hours.  Some people, however, function better in the evening and night hours and embrace the modern tradition of being a night owl.   This concept can vary from person to person or culture to culture.  Certain cultures encourage napping during the day as a traditional way of getting enough rest, whereas others strictly avoid split-sleep situations.

mattressNot long ago, Ahmed BaHammam, a professor at King Saud University proposed an interesting hypothesis for relating traditional concepts of sleep with the contemporary science of the brain. He equates Sinah to “stage 1 sleep”, Nu’ass to “a short nap”, and Ruqood is akin to hibernation. Traditional Muslim culture considers sleep to be a matter of manners and discipline, with recommendations on when to awake before morning prayers, and not going back to sleep afterwards, and no socializing after Isha prayer (darkness prayer), which takes place two hours after sundown. 

The discipline of how best to sleep is not supported by our 24-hour, clock-controlled, computer-controlled society.  A big part of Haiku Design’s mission is to promote a systematic approach to a healthy sleeping environment, as well as a healthy life-style.   Whether you are constrained by a traditional 9 to 5 schedule, or have the freedom to sleep and wake as you choose, our catalogue of eco-friendly products are the perfect solution to providing a comfortable and restful sleep experience.   Our sleep products and furniture are natural and organic, and include organic cotton, organic latex and contain renewable raw materials like Moso Bamboo, Jute and Hemp Fibers, Solid Wood, Reclaimed and Recycled Materials.

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