For a lot of Muslims, Ramadan can be packed with Iftar gatherings and other festivities, leading people to stay awake well into the night which, results in disrupted sleep patterns.
According to sleep expert and WHISPER founder Dominik Zunkovic: “Just as much as a healthy diet, prioritising good sleeping habits during Ramadan is very important in order to maintain a proper balance of overall wellness. Additionally, maintaining regular sleeping patterns during the Holy Month is a key step to re-adjusting after the season,”
Disrupted sleep can bring about day-time fatigue, headaches, behavioural problems and reduced cognitive functioning. Zunkovic also explained that sleep deprivation makes a person crave sugary and fatty foods. For UAE residents, where fasting is expected to last on average of 14 hours, it is imperative to keep a regular and healthy sleep cycle as it can strongly impact the ability to perform every day activities throughout the month, without falling weak or ill.
Zunkovic added: “Mattresses are the foundation of good sleep and choosing the right one can make all the difference. A mattress that provides proper support for your back, neck, joints and promoting good alignment and cushion for pressure points and relief for pain, is what you need to ensure quality sleep.”
While adding that the use of earplugs or eye masks can be useful for falling and staying asleep, he emphasised that a good mattress is one of the most important aspects of achieving a healthy dose of sleep.
He further explained why WHISPER mattresses are effective: “We use open cell foams for our mattresses because they allow heat and sweat to escape. The same material goes to into our pillows. Our fabric is also thermo-regulating, which means that it cools you down when it’s hot and retains heat when it’s cold. The WHISPER mattress fabric and foams are engineered to be completely breathable, ensuring enough ventilation and optimum comfort throughout the night. This perfectly suits the hot and humid weather of the region, especially during Ramadan which normally falls during the summer season.”