Human beings are part of the earth's natural cycle of seasons. The seasonal changes effect our metabolism and sleep patterns. As we approach the summer months, the light levels increase. This changes the production of the hormone that makes us sleepy (melatonin). It might make us feel sleepy earlier in the evening and wake up earlier in the morning.
As winter approaches with reduced sunlight levels, we can become depleted in vitamin D levels which also affects the level of melatonin production. This will affect our sleep-wake cycle as well. In fact, chronic depletion of vitamin D can cause Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD.
The seasons mess with our sleep patterns and temperature plays a very important role in the onset of sleep and our sleep patterns. A good night's sleep is the most important regenerative process we can give ourselves every day. We can eat a proper diet, work out regularly, drink lots of water and take really good care of yourself, but without good sleep, we do not feel very well in body or in mind. In fact, poor sleep has been linked to depression, being over-weight and reduced concentration according to healthline.com.
As our body prepares to get drowsy and sleep, our internal temperature drops slightly and stays lower until a few hours before wakeup. Research indicates that cooler room temperatures support the body's natural deep sleep cycle. This deep sleep temperature is also affected by our clothing and bedding. The opposite is also true. Hot and humid air makes it harder to sleep. Feeling hot and sticky is not only uncomfortable, but it also interferes with our body attaining and maintaining a deep sleep. Using lightweight and natural fiber bedding and pajamas can help with sleep through proper air circulation and the resulting lower temperature.
Organic bamboo bedsheets are not only eco-friendly, but they are also softer and more comfortable than cotton. With bamboo bedsheets, you will always stay cooler and more comfortable, no matter the season. They are more comfortable than other bedsheets because they are more breathable, easily allowing the passage of air and moisture through them. Bamboo bedding will not trap the excess heat under the covers. Your deep sleep patter will not be interrupted.
Bamboo bedsheets are also healthier because they are hypoallergenic. They do not allow any moisture build up and the resulting allergens. This is most important with your children who are more susceptible to allergens. Since long fibers are stretched the full length of the sheet, bamboo bedsheets are also more durable.
Choose better sleep and health. Choose bamboo bedsheets!