Sleep Better

Q. How much sleep do you need?
A. Sleep is essential in life for the refreshment of the body and the spirit. Lengthy periods of disturbed sleep lead to reduced ability, irritability and lack of concentration. Individual sleep requirements vary and reduce gradually from babyhoiod to old age. An adult requires about 7 to 8 hours of sleep whereas an elderly person generally requires only 5 to 6 hours. This should be remembered when elderly people suffer from disturbed sleep. And to date no one has lasted longer than 17 days without sleep.

Q. What forms does sleep disturbance take? 
A. In most cases, people suffer from difficulty in going to sleep and fro0m interruption in sleeping. 
Sleep disturbance. Anyone who takes more than half an hour in going to sleep is suffering from sleep disturbance.
Sleep interruption. Anyone who takes longer than 30 minutes to go to sleep again is suffering from sleep interruption. Those who suffer from sleep interruption usually go to sleep easily but often wake up during the night and have difficulty in going to sleep again.

Q. What are the most frequent causes? 
A. Emotional Problems. Over strain caused by working too long or too hard. Watching television for too long. Irregular sleeping times. Too heavy meals in the evening. Over-indulgence in alcohol or caffeine-based drinks. Bad air or noise. Psychological illnesses or physical illnesses. Side-effects of medication or misuse of sleeping pills. Old,worn out quilt (comforters), underbedding and pillows.

Q. What measures can one take for prevention or improvement? 
A. Good bedding. Well-aired bed room, room temperature should not be too warm (not over 18 C). Quiet and darkness. High quality bedding extend the period of sleep by 53 minutes per day. Keep regular sleeping times. During the day take healthy nourishment, adequate exercise and fresh air. For children, it is important to maintain the same bed time ritual (the bed time story etc.) Relax physically before going to bed eg. have a warm bath. Before going to bed, have a hot drink such as hot milk with honey or herbal teas. Before going to bed, avoid Indigestible foods and caffeine in the evening. Heavy physical work or strenuous sports before going to bed as physical exertion stimulates blood circulation. Watching thriller films or reading very exciting book

Which type of sleeper are you? Do you shiver, do you sweat, are you an allergy sufferer, do you suffer from rheumatism or muscular stiffness? We`d like to help you to find out.

I shiver in the night.

Cashmere quilts (comforters) are particularly suitable for sleepers with low body warmth. During the night the body temperature falls by approximately 1 C. Cashmere is the elite natural hair and by reason of its exceptional quality, offfers a very high degree of warmth retention for minimal weight.

Hefel Tip: Diamant-Royal-Double Quilt (comforter).


I sweat in the night!

Natural silk is the right solution for sleepers with high body warmth and who perspire freely. Natural silk quilts (comforters) are recommended universally where lightness is more important than warmth. They are therefore particularly suitable as summer quilts (comforters) or in heated bed rooms. Moreover, the air porosity of treated silk thread is very high.

Hefel Tip: Rubin-Royal Quilt (comforter)


I am an allergy sufferer!

One in every five people today suffer from some allergy.In the case of allergies body- specific immune response cells live longer than in a healthy organism. As well as washable down duvets, the washable quilts(comforters)with Comforel-Supreme filling are particularly suitable for allergy sufferers. Comforel-Supreme quilts and pillows are washable up to a temperature of 60 C and can be dried without any problems in a tumble- dryer.

Hefel Tip:Comforel-Supreme quilt(Comforter) and pillow.


I suffer from rheumatism!

Quilts(comforters) and underbedding with pure wool filling are particularly suitable for the rheumatism sufferer and those who perspire freely. Many people sleep with open windows in the winter.It is neither healthy nor sensible to spend the night in a 'deep freeze' bedroom.Those parts of the body covered by the heavy bedding start to sweat and in one's sleep one automatically start to uncover them.The wide difference in temperarture between the covered and uncovered parts of the body results in muscular stiffness which one often feels in the neck and shoulders.These lead in turn to rheumatic pains,headaches and migraines.

Hefel Tip: Monte Carlo-Double quilt(comforter) and Laval underbedding.


I suffer from muscular stiffness:

Special neck-support pillows are particularly suitable for sufferers from muscular stiffness.Incorrect head posture is a factor which can cause muscular stiffness as this results in a heavy strain on the neck muscles.Particularly important is the correct positioning of the cervical vertebrae during the night.

Hefel Tip: Anatomical Reform neck-support pillow.