Breathing

Deeper breathing, deeper sleep

It’s a little known fact that breathing is the most important factor for quality sleep. Adequate oxygen intake fully restores our bodies, enabling us to awaken refreshed. Shallow breathing and poor oxygen intake reduce the depth of sleep and negatively impact quality of life. Even a slightly reduced oxygen intake can cause daytime sleepiness and headaches, lack of focus, increased appetite, and other health risks. Dramatically reduced breathing due to snoring or sleep apnea can result in serious health issues, including an increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular problems.

Alignment affects oxygen intake

As we sleep, we naturally position ourselves in ways that allow us to breathe and swallow. We’ll often sacrifice a comfortable posture to achieve a deep breath. Some common adaptations include propping the head up with an arm and stacking or folding pillows.

For optimal oxygen intake, the body must lie in a supported position, with no misalignment of the airway or compression of the face. Torsional misalignment through shoulder or hip rotation can restrict the airway and reduce full lung capacity. Lateral misalignment in the spine further compounds the problem. Combined, these postural problems can dramatically reduce your quality of sleep and increase the incidence of breathing disorders, such as snoring or sleep apnea.

The Søvn Solution

Our mattress systems are designed to provide stability, support, and comfort. They accommodate the curve of hips and shoulders to encourage optimal torsional and lateral spinal alignment. By promoting a neutral posture free from strain, deeper breathing can be attained for a more restful, restorative night’s sleep.

To help maintain a breathable environment, we also offer a full line of natural bedding. Our Oxygen Pillow is designed to increase air intake, and our stretch cotton mattress pads and wool-filled comforters are Oeko-Tex certified to be environmentally safe.