As a retired Cornell University professor and a health and performance consultant, sleep expert Dr. James Maas has studied sleep for more than 40 years. In addition to authoring the seminal book Sleep for Success!, co-authored with Rebecca Robbins, Dr. Maas has built his Doc-In-A-Box mattress using his years of research and his scientific knowledge to create a great mattress at an affordable price.
Dr. Maas understands that sleeping on the right mattress is one of the keys to good sleep. And good sleep, he says, “has profound effects on…your life in terms of good health, alertness, energy, mood, memory, thinking, productivity and performance.”
Take a moment to read a few of Dr. Maas’s invaluable better sleep tips:
Determine Your Personal Sleep Requirements and Meet Them Nightly.
Most adults require 7 ½ to 9 hours of sleep to be fully awake and energized all day.
Pick a bedtime when you’ll likely fall asleep and stay asleep for 8 hours.
Go to Bed at the Same Time Every Night and Wake Up Naturally at the Same Time Every Morning, Including Weekends.
Regularity is vital for setting and stabilizing your body’s biological clock.
Get Your Required Sleep in One Continuous Clock.
“Fragmented sleep” is not physically or mentally restorative, and it causes daytime drowsiness.
Make Up for Lost Sleep as Soon as Possible.
Every two hours of wakefulness requires a repayment of one hour of sleep; when you violate this rule, sleep debt accumulates quickly.
Always be sure to:
• Avoid caffeine after 2:00 PM
• Avoid alcohol three hours before bed
• Exercise between 5:00 and 7:00 PM
• Stay involved and busy
• Keep the room cool by setting the thermometer for 65°F
• Create an information-free zone—turn off the electronics!