Learn How to Sleep Better.
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 partnered with Paramount Sleep to share his scientific knowledge.
Like us, 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!
To learn more about how to sleep well, visit bettersleep.org.
For most of my career, I have sought to develop and produce sleep products that improve the length and quality of sleep. I have had opportunities to work with several bedding manufacturers to gain experience with the marketplace.
Within the past year, I had the good fortune to meet with executives at Paramount Sleep. They asked me what I would want to see in “the perfect mattress.” I discussed with them at great length the importance of proper body support, low motion transfer, moisture wicking, comfort, fabric feel and several other variables known to affect the quality of sleep. Most critical was recognition that the mattress and pillows must take into account the physiology and anatomy of the sleeper. Attention must be paid to individual differences and whether people prefer to sleep on their side, back or stomach. Jamie and Richard proposed that we work together to manufacture the ultimate bed that would produce a great night’s sleep and therefore a better tomorrow.
I am absolutely thrilled with our partnership and the fact that we have now brought to market a mattress that represents what consumers deserve—a mattress that will give everyone the opportunity to enhance their life.
- Dr. James B. Maas