Research does not provide a definitive answer to how many years is too many. The suggestion now is that latex and memory foam mattresses may last between 10-12 years while the standard innerspring only 8 years. Laurina from Domayne in Taren Point has given us some guidelines and advice to follow when shopping.
Make sure you are well rested.
No last-minute cram training in the days leading up to the race. Remember DOMS sets in 48 hours post exercise, until this time your body is in repair mode and wont be at full function or strength. Try to keep active in the days leading into the race but keep exercise gentle and low intensity. Of course there are exceptions to this rule and some short high intensity bouts of exercise that don’t cause fatigue have been found to be beneficial.
Sleep Apnea- What is it?
Sleep apnea isn’t only snoring or disturbed sleep but is a serious health concern where sufferers completely stop breathing or have their breathing restricted. The episodes of restriction can happen hundreds of times each night causing a shortage of oxygen and a build-up of carbon dioxide in the blood. With a drop in oxygen the body is triggered to “wake up” enough to initiate breathing.