The holidays are upon us and inevitably, that means busy days and late nights as we shop for presents, attend parties and other events and eat and drink more than we should.

Because of all of these holiday activities, most of us do not get enough sleep! Our bodies need at least 7 hours of sleep at night to allow time to boost our immune systems.  In fact, a major study was published recently that found that those who slept less than 7 hours were 3 times more likely to develop a cold than those who slept just 1 hour more. Ever wake up after a scant few hours of sleep and look in the mirror to see black circles under your eyes and wrinkles in your skin?  Those are just the outward symptoms of the stress your body is under when you don't get enough sleep and your body can't replenish itself properly.

It's hard to find the time at this time of year to get the sleep you need to replenish your body and wake up feeling truly refreshed and rejunvinated.  A very easy way to make the most out of those precious hours of sleep is to improve the quality of sleep in the hours that you have.  How easy?  It's as easy as choosing the pilllow clinically shown to improve the quality of sleep above all others tested at Johns Hopkins University, the Mediflow Waterbase pillow.  If you improve the quality of your sleep, you get to sleep faster, wake up less often and maximize the time you have during the holidays to replenish your body, your immune system and wake up more refreshed and able to fight off the germs and viruses that you come into contact with at this time of year.