Sleep Like a Champion

The Falcon Sport Mattress has been conceived to address the issues raised in the Facts about Sleep based on The Science of Sleep for the Elite Sports Person.

For a sport mattress to truly work we have to understand how sleep works and how we function when we are deprived of sleep. The importance of sleep cannot be stressed enough for all of us in all different walks of life.

Where sleep can really affect our performance can be measured in the World of Sport.

This is where we need our bodies and brains to work in harmony and at their optimum functioning levels to be the best at whatever our chosen Sport is.

Most Elite Sportsmen need to be able to concentrate, push their bodies to the limit and still have the ability to recover fully from bursts of ‘over exertion’.

Energise Your Recovery

If the body is injured we need it to recover quickly and effectively to be able to return to the chosen Sport as soon as possible. Long gaps in training can result in a lack of fitness this can then be a major problem in competing at a High Class Standard for the Elite Sportsman.

How quickly the body repairs can be scientifically related to the body’s ability to sleep properly and repair whilst asleep.

So the sport mattress has to perform at an optimum level of comfort and to maintain the body core temperature at a lower level so the brain recognizes, sleep mode.

If we train hard we need to sleep equally as well balancing the body and brain to rest, work and play.

External Testing

The Falcon Sport Mattress has been clinically proven to provide unbeatable pressure relief for its user. This technically advance design will ensure a comfortable night sleep and support enabling you to wake completely refreshed the next day. Click here for testing results.

Sleep Facts

  • For the average adult aged between 25-55 eight hours of sleep is considered the optimum.
  • As an age group, 18-24 year olds deprived of sleep suffer more from impaired performance than older adults.
  • If it takes you less than 5 minutes to fall asleep you are very likely to be suffering from sleep deprivation. The ideal amount of time to fall asleep is about 10 minutes.
  • The average person spends a 1/3rd of their life asleep, which on average is approximately 25 years.
  • We spend approximately 6 years of our lives dreaming.
  • If we sleep an extra hour a night the benefits can lower your heart attack risk by 33%. Reduced sleep raises the risks from high blood pressure, heart failure, stroke, diabetes and even obesity.
  • Temperature is related to how we fall asleep and how long it takes us to do so. The lower the body temperature the body and brain sleep-wake mode is closely linked and our ability to sleep is heightened.
  • Hot summer nights results in the body temperature raising. This causes us to have restless, sleepless nights, as our sleep-wake mode in the brain is not cool enough to register sleep mode. Our core body temperature ideally needs to be at 37* to switch the brain to sleep.
  • Older people have more sleep disorders as in earlier in life our blood flow mechanism that transfers core body heat works best at between 18 to 30 degrees. But this zone shrinks to between 23 to 25 degrees in later life.

The Science

Sleep, The Science of Sleep, was really only researched from the early ‘50’s when REM (rapid eye movement) was discovered in 1953. In this state we dream the most and sleep the deepest and where the most positive and restorative effects of sleep occur.

Sleep is vital to our lives in so many different ways. We heal the body and the brain consolidates memories whilst we sleep. This means the brain needs sleep to learn effectively.
Lack of sleep diminishes your attention, concentration, thereby affecting your problem solving abilities.

The phrase ‘beauty sleep’ is based on the science of lack of sleep, as the body releases increased levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, which breaks down collagen and causes wrinkles!

Humans will die from sleep deprivation before they will from food deprivation.

The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spillage off Alaska, the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster and the Chernobyl nuclear accident have all been attributed to human errors in which sleep deprivation played a major role.

The National Roads and Motorists Association (NRMA) estimates fatigue is involved in 1 in 6 fatal road accidents.

Technical Data

So we have the technical data, a Foam Converter who has been working with foam since 1958 and an ex Academy football player, Adam Oldham.

Drawing upon both of their experiences the Falcon Sport Mattress was conceived.

The foam used is widely recognised amongst the Medical fields for its consistent performance and advanced support performance. The superior postural support is enhanced by the castellation system that is cut into the top surface of the foam. The British National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) commissioned the Royal College of Nursing Quality Improvement Programme to confirm the use of higher grades of foams to help prevent ulcers or their escalation and their findings formed the basis for the Clinical Guidelines, issued Sept 2005, reviewed May 2011.

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