The importance of good sleep cannot be overemphasized. The human mind and body need those few hours of sub-consciousness to relax, refresh, restore and rejuvenate. However, due to our various busy schedules, about 80% of people get very little sleep. In fact, there are records of cases of people going for days without sleep.
There are many factors that can contribute to the quality of your sleep. Many people swear that simply purchasing the best mattress that they could afford did wonders for their slumber, others claim that it’s more related to stress and/or how much physical activity you get.
Whatever the case may be, it’s a scientific fact that inadequate sleep can do more harm than alcohol and drug abuse to the human mind and body, so it is definitely something worth investing in. Sadly, with only twenty-four hours a day to attend to tons of duties, most people have concluded that the medically advised 8 hours of sleep, are easily dispensable.
A record of the sleeping habits of some notable people in the society like scientists, politicians, artists, investors and the likes, both past and present, will leave you amazed.
Albert Einstein managed to get about 10 hours of sleep every night, apart from his daily naps. You would agree that that is wonderful. However, he is just one of the very few people who managed/manage to get the recommended hours of sleep, daily. He was nothing like his fellow genius, Isaac Newton, who only managed to carve out 3-4 hours of sleep every day. However, compared to Nikola Tesla’s 2 hours per day, you could say he did considerably better.
William Shakespeare was reportedly a troubled sleeper with insomnia so he could only get so much sleep. Leonardo Da Vinci, the great artist, on the other hand, made sure he got 2 hours and 20 minutes sleep per painting session, daily.
Eleanor Roosevelt is another example of a polyphasic sleeper who had her regular naps during the day and constant short ones, before public speeches. As for the current President of the United States, after working for about 19 hours, he gets his 3-4 hours daily sleep.
Some of the sleeping habits we found particularly peculiar include Salvador Dali’s, Lady Gaga’s and a couple of others. The Spanish painter used to prepare for sleep with a key in his hand and a metal plate on the floor. Just as he would finally get to sleep, the key used to slip out from his grasp onto the metal plate with a loud clang, which would wake him up.
Lady Gaga sleeps in an egg, Mariah Carey gets her uninterrupted 15 hours of daily sleep with humidifiers around her bed, and W.C. Fields used sprinklers and an umbrella to make the sound of rain which helped him sleep.
Above all of this, what is most important is that regardless of the number of hours of sleep you get, it needs to be as enjoyable as possible. It is for this reason that the concept of ‘green sleep’ sprung up.
Green sleep is simply a sensory, revitalizing sleep experience. It is described as a heavy dose of common sense that puts the restorative powers of a good night’s sleep within reach. It provides the much needed undisturbed sleep which refreshes, restores and rejuvenates the mind and body. In fact, it is said to offer pure comfort, support, and rest.
Green sleep involves figuring out the factors which affect the quality of sleep and using this knowledge to give people what they seek. The products vary from comfortable mattresses to sleep accessories which are exclusively made with natural rubber, organic cotton, and natural virgin Texel wool.
These products can redefine the way the mind and body rest, by giving a balance between science, nature, common sense, and ergonomics. Sounds like a dream come true, doesn’t it?
With green sleep, the trouble of ‘not enough sleep’ might just be a thing of the past. Imagine if all those famous people could get their hands on this new, blazing innovation.
Green sleep is more than just a daily rest; it is a natural choice for comfortable, restorative sleep that can have transformative powers throughout the day.
Salman is a prolific environmental writer, and has authored more than 300 articles in reputed journals, magazines and websites. He is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on renewable energy, waste management, sustainability and conservation all over the world.
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