The Importance of A Good Nights Sleep

As you probably would know, sleep is essential to our body. Simply put good sleep = good health.

Our sleeping habits and well-being go together. Achieving a good night’s sleep is just as vital to your overall health as having a clean and healthy diet and exercising on a regular basis. One way to ensure that you get the rest you need is by having a pillow that facilitates deep REM sleep.

Sleep is crucial in helping your body achieve the below:

– Repairing damaged cells
– Increasing your immune system
– Recovering from the activities you completed during the day.
– Recharging your heart and cardiovascular system for following day

Despite this, due to the bustling nature of our society, most of us aren’t getting the required 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night that our body needs to perform these important functions. To help with this, we recommend purchasing the Spinal Design Pillow. Our innovative new pillow is the best pillow on the market and can help increase the quality of your sleep.

What happens if we don’t get enough sleep?

As you may have expected, if your body doesn’t get the chance to properly recharge (by moving through the two phases of sleep, REM and non-REM), unfortunately you are already beginning the following day at a disadvantage. You could find yourself:

– Feeling drowsy or moody
– Finding it hard to absorb new information at work, remembering things or making decisions
– Have cravings for more unhealthy foods, which could potentially lead to weight gain

If this happens repeatedly for night after night, based off this information you could imagine that this would have immense strain on your nervous system, body and general health. Therefore, if you are not sleeping well or not feeling your best, you should consult your doctor. In this case they may recommend getting a new pillow or mattress or both. You can read more about sleeping positions and how to pick the best pillow for you by clicking here > 

Understanding the sleep cycle

Every night you head on wild ride through the varying phases of sleep. Although you’re unaware of the process that unfolds while you’re sleeping, your brain and body are in an active state. The individual stages of sleep have distinct remedial qualities, and the way you travel throughout each phase play a big role in your body’s status the next day. During an ideal night’s sleep, you move through several 90-minute cycles that sample each phase of sleep. Each cycle plays a vital role in maintaining your mental and physical health. The amount of each phase of sleep can differ drastically between nights and individuals.

The two recurring phases of sleep are called: REM (rapid eye movement) and NREM (non-REM or non-rapid eye movement). Each phase is essential for various roles in our bodies. For example, a hormone that is vital for growth and development is only released in the last stage of NREM sleep.

If the REM and NREM cycles are interrupted repeatedly during the night — either due to snoring, difficulties breathing or waking up frequently — then we miss out on essential body processes, which can affect our health and well-being for not just the next day, but on a long-term basis as well.



Here are some handy tips to help you get a good nights sleep:


– Get into the habit of going to bed and waking up at the same time every day. You should maintain a routine, even on the weekend or after a poor night’s sleep.
– Get the hang of your individual sleep requirements. Generally we need at least six hours of sleep a night for regular memory and brain function.
– Spend time in the natural light. This assists in promoting the production of melatonin in the body. The hormone melatonin allows your body to know when to sleep and when to wake up.
– Make a comfortable sleeping environment. Make sure you use a comfortable pillow and mattress (if you don’t consider replacing them!). Ensure sure your bedroom is quite, dark and cool. Remove distracting noises and light. Associate your bed with sleep only. Restrain from watching television, studying, eating or working in bed. Your brain should relate your bed with sleeping only.
– Take the time to feel cosy and relaxed before bed. Reading a book or taking a warm bath de-stress before bedtime.


– Drink caffeine in the evening. Steer clear from tea, coffee, soft drinks and chocolate. Instead try warm milk or herbal drinks.
– Consume alcohol before bed. Alcohol can worsen snoring or sleep apnea; it also can cause fractured sleep and wakes you up earlier. You could also need to go to the bathroom more frequently.
– Exercise right before bed. Physical activity stimulates the body and makes it harder to fall asleep. Ensure you finish your workout at least two hours before bedtime.
– Eat a large, spicy or sugary meal before bed or go to bed hungry. If you are hungry, a small snack could help you sleep.
– Smoke. Nicotine is a stimulant that makes falling asleep harder. There are many benefits to quitting smoking.
– Sleep or nap during the day. A nap during the day can lower your body’s need to sleep at night.
– Take part in energising activities before bed. Avoid watching thrilling programs, playing competitive games, paying bills or holding important discussions… restrain from anything that keeps your brain wide awake!


Spinal Design is dedicated to bringing you the best nights sleep possible. After 20 years of refined customer-based research combined with scientific Ergovent testing we have produced the BEST pillow that is proudly made and owned in Australia. The Spinal Design pillow provides individual support and hypoallergenic comfort especially for those with allergies and ventilation to suit the humidity of the Australian climate.

If you have any questions regarding our state of the art pillow please do not hesitate to Contact Us and we will be happy to answer any query you may have!