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June 11, 2012 07:00 ET

Five Important Reasons Why Real Men Need Real Sleep

In Recognition of Men's Health Week, Ashley Sleep Reveals Why Sleeplessness Is No Longer a Badge of Honor

ARCADIA, WI--(Marketwire - Jun 11, 2012) - Lack of sleep: it's nothing to brag about. Still, despite seemingly endless amounts of scientific research touting the benefits of a good night's rest, many ambitious, success-driven individuals still see it as a bragging right -- a badge of honor -- holding true to their mantra of "I'll sleep when I'm dead" or "sleep is for the weak." Many others who truly desire a good night's sleep simply feel there aren't enough hours in the day.

"Aside from the hard work they're putting in at the office or on the jobsite, nowadays, many men are also stepping outside traditional roles and striving to find an ideal work-life balance," says Ben Thorud, Senior Vice President of Ashley Sleep. "While staying up all night to close a deal or finish that big report may seem necessary, its long-term implications, which range from reduced productivity, a weakened immune system, a haggard appearance and poor health, may actually hinder your long-term goals rather than help them."

In honor of Men's Health Week, Ashley Sleep reveals five important reasons why real men need to make real sleep a priority:

1. Better immune system. A good night's rest compared to a night of sleep deprivation can help boost your immune system, making you less susceptible to disease and illness.
2. Energized metabolism. Proper sleep may actually help energize your body's metabolism, making it easier to maintain or lose weight. In fact, some studies have linked shorter sleep to a boost in hormones that increase hunger, and a reduction in the hormones needed to feel full.
3. Stronger relationships. Individuals who don't get the proper amount of rest have reported lower libidos, which can affect the relationship with the one you love. Chances are lack of energy and increased stress levels from lack of sleep may be the culprit.
4. More youthful appearance. Restorative sleep may actually help you appear younger and more vibrant. Some studies show that sleep deprived people appear less healthy, less attractive, and more tired compared with when they are well rested.
5. Improved memory. A good night's sleep can help you fortify memories or skills learned while you're awake. So, if you're trying to learn something new, chances are you'll master it better after a good night's rest.

For more interesting sleep facts, or to browse our innovative mattresses, pillows and other products, visit

About Ashley Sleep
Ashley Sleep is manufactured by Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., the largest furniture manufacturer in the world, with products available at participating Ashley Furniture HomeStores and other quality mattress retailers (Store Locator). Making its own place in the sleep industry, Ashley Sleep is one of the fastest growing mattress brands in the world. First introduced in 2008, more people are sleeping on Ashley Sleep mattresses than ever before.

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