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Good health in 2024 starts with a good night’s sleep

Meditation, reading and/or drinking a calming beverage 30 to 45 minutes ahead of your desired bed time can help relax your mind and body, making falling asleep on time easier.

Make 2024 your year by prioritizing your health and wellbeing! Whether you need to work on staying active or making healthier choices, one of the easiest ways to improve your health is by improving your sleep.

“From our physical health to our mental and emotional wellness, sleep is vital to our overall wellbeing,” says says Mark Nagra, Owner of M&N Mattress and Sofa Gallery. “Sleep – or a lack of it – even determines how well we’re able to fight off a flu bug, yet it continues to be something we all take for granted, which is why I challenge everyone to make this the year we slow down and make time for a good night’s rest.”

While it’s easy to let your sleep schedule fall to the wayside amid life’s ever-increasing demands, there are many reasons to get your recommended eight to nine hours a night.

Studies have repeatedly shown that a lack of sleep increases the risk for a wide range of health issues, like obesity, heart disease and mental illness, while also reducing productivity during the day and putting you at a higher risk for traffic accidents.

How to get more sleep

Whether you’re hoping to snag a promotion at work or beat your best time on the track, getting more sleep can help. So, what’s the best way to optimize your sleep routine this New Year?

A great place to start is by turning off all of your electronics at least two-hours before bedtime, sticking to a consistent sleep/wake schedule and helping your body enter a relaxed state through activities like meditation, reading and/or drinking a calming tea 30 to 45 minutes ahead of your desired bedtime.

Once you’ve established a healthy sleep routine, another great way to improve your overall quality of sleep is by investing in your sleeping environment – specifically your mattress.

“Getting more sleep overall is a great place to start but as with most things in life, quality trumps quantity,” Nagra says.

The most common reason people toss and turn is overheating and a lack of proper support, Nagra says. If you really want to take your sleep game to a new level this year, he suggests investing in a mattress that’s backed by health experts as one of the best mattresses available to promote good sleep.

“Our Pure Energy mattresses are really in a class of their own and in all my 36 years in the mattress world, I have never seen another mattress come close to doing what Pure Energy does,” Nagra says.

Made in B.C., Pure Energy mattresses use exclusive Celliant technology, a patented blend of thermo-reactive minerals that promote recovery through infrared light and it’s made with Cellitex Latex, a hypoallergenic latex that offers unparalleled lumbar support and pressure relief.

“Pure Energy mattresses are considered certified class one medical devices, which means they’ve been studied, tested and proven to improve the overall health of individuals sleeping on them and are truly one-of-a-kind.”

If you’re ready to up your sleep game in 2024, visit M&N Mattress and Sofa at 291 East Island Hwy. Find more information at, or, and keep up with the latest contests and giveaways at


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