Weary of recurring injuries? A good night’s sleep is key to proper recovery
WHISPER underscores importance of sleep in injury recovery and getting your body back in top form
DUBAI – Health and wellness top the list of New Year's resolutions for most people, so it is common to start the first couple of months hitting the gym every day and getting into some kind of regular physical activity. At times, however, the enthusiasm quickly fades due to an unexpected side effect – injury. Whether it’s caused by a high-intensity exercise that is particularly something new to the body, or from a previous physical trauma, an injury – such as a muscle strain, sprain and stress fracture – can derail your health goals and knock you off course.
Global estimates show that annual injury rate from sports and physical activities remain strong, yet it’s important to remember that the benefits of doing regular exercise far outweigh the risks. If you want to recover from your injury, decrease persistent pain and ultimately stick to your fitness goal, rest is critical. And beyond your resting strategy, there is one more thing vital to one’s recovery process – sleep.
Sleep expert Dominik Zunkovic, who is also the Founder of WHISPER, said “All physical activities carry some risk of injury. However, it’s important to consider how you can heal properly so you can continue to reap the health benefits of sports and exercise for years to come. What many people fail to recognize is that quality sleep is a crucial part of the recovery process.”
We all know that sleep loss can have serious health consequences, which include links to hypertension, decreased immune system function and depression. Dominik, however, cautioned that not getting enough restful sleep also prevents your body’s ability to recover from injury.
“Muscles and tissues repair and rejuvenate as we sleep. Being able to fall into the deeper stages of sleep, allows our muscles to see increased blood flow, which then bring along oxygen and nutrients that help repair muscles and regenerate cells,” Dominik explained. “Similarly, growth hormones that stimulate tissue growth and muscle repair is secreted from the pituitary gland during deep sleep stage. If the amount or quality of sleep is less, it can become harder for your body to recover from injuries.”
While there are many factors to consider when trying to achieve a good night’s sleep, finding the right mattress and pillows that promote comfortable rest and recovery is a must. “When it comes to a mattress, you need one that provides both comfort and support, this way you don’t aggravate the injury by irritating pressure points of the body. The WHISPER mattress and pillows boast of a revolutionary ergonomic design and are made with our proprietary open-cell Quantum foam. You will feel much more rested and more rejuvenated when you wake up as our mattress offers optimal spinal support and adequately cradles your pressure points, ideal for alleviating body aches and pains,” Dominik said.
Highly sensitive and responsive, Quantum foam cradles the sleeper, adapting to the shape of his body to provide pressure point relief and complete contouring comfort. Unlike memory foam, Quantum foam is an open-cell foam that is breathable, which means that it allows heat and sweat to dissipate, ensuring optimal sleep temperature throughout the night. WHISPER also uses thermoregulating fabric, which helps the sleeper cool down when it’s hot or warms him when it’s cold, further maximizing the chances of getting deep, uninterrupted slumber.
WHISPER takes comfort a notch higher by allowing customers to adjust the mattress’ firmness according to their preferences. The customizable mattress can be flipped to soft or firm, which further allow for proper spinal alignment while reducing pressure on the neck, shoulders, hips and the lower back.
The WHISPER mattress is also built with silver technology, that is, it is made with real silver, which helps eliminate bacteria and microbes, prevents dust mites as well as gets rid of odours. The brand’s Original Premium Mattress features its patented Silver Shield Technology to prevent EMF sleep disturbance.
In addition to offer of complete recovery benefits, WHISPER has a 100-night risk-free trial on their mattress with money back guarantee, plus a 12-year warranty. Altogether, this makes a WHISPER mattress an important investment in your overall health.
WHISPER is the UAE’s first online direct to consumer “mattress-in-a-box” brand. The company boasts over a period of 30-years’ experience working with professional sleepers and material engineers to develop the technology, fabrics and revolutionary foam that make up the WHISPER mattress and pillow today.
Manufactured in Italy, the WHISPER mattress and pillow are the culmination of decades of research and feedback from sleepers around the world who looked for sleeping products that would help them wake up refreshed and recharged. WHISPER sleeping products are created to help our customers be healthier and feel happier.
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