Zombies are so hot right now. They are the stars of cult-following movies, hit television shows (you might want to check out AMC’s The Walking Dead if you haven’t yet), and the coolest graphic novels. But you know what’s not so cool? Becoming a zombie yourself. Eyes bloodshot and dark with circles, a staggering gait and accidental drooling do not make for a good look.
Don’t worry, there’s no reason to panic! The Better Sleep Council has launched the “Stop Zombieities!” movement for the month of May – getting the word out that a cure is on the horizon to halt the epidemic of the “un-slept”
What’s the cure you say? We’ll give you a hint – it’s that thing you sleep on every night.
Stop the onset of Zombieitis—it’s real, we swear!—in its early stages by getting a mattress that means business.
Are you worried that you have zombieitis? Maybe you find yourself staring into space, or dozing off at your desk. Or maybe you have fantasies of chomping on your friend’s arm…
Here are some easy-to-spot symptoms. Diagnose yourself at will:
- Dark, swollen eyes
- High blood pressure
- Dry skin
The leading cause of Zombieitis is a bad mattress or one past its prime. In fact, in a recent survey of orthopedic surgeons, 95% believe that their patients’ mattresses were a factor in their back pain. Further causes of Zombieitis include:
- Excessive stress or anxiety
- Physical pain
- Suppressed Anger
The Scary Facts
Still a zombie skeptic? Here are some horror-movie worthy tidbits about the power of sleep deprivation.
- Lack of sleep can be so debilitating it is sometimes used as a tactic in military interrogation.
- 17% of Americans say they only get five hours of sleep Monday through Friday.
- Studies show that getting five hours of sleep a night for a week induces impairment that is equivalent to a blood alcohol level of 0.1%. So don’t get into a car after sleeping so little, you would be legally drunk.
The good news? All this can be avoided by getting the right mattress. And respondents even say a peaceful night on their mattresses increases their desire to exercise the next day. Nothing makes you feel more alive—and therein less like a zombie—than boosting your endorphin levels with a good workout.
So, the next time you find yourself lumbering down the hallway moaning and tearing your coworkers limb from limb, you might want to consider getting a new mattress. (We recommend an Englander mattress…)
In the meantime, join the cause and keep up to date with Stop Zombieitis!
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