Generic filters

Our resident sleep expert Dr. Carmel Harrington sat down to discuss what effects sleep deprivation has on our productivity.

How often do you stay up late, thinking you will achieve more with your time? Increasing demands, the internet and social media are increasing social factors that have seen our average sleep time decrease from 8.5 hours to 6.5 hours a night. These lost hours of sleep are a major productivity killer and the cost is more than many realise!

The perceived productivity thought to be gained by being awake longer, is most likely going to be undone by the fact that your high-level brain function is reduced when sleep is swapped for wakefulness. Tasks will be executed more slowly, and with a higher error rate.

Sleep is an important function for the brain, as it helps the brain to reset. Daily brain activity results in the accumulation of toxins which can only be removed by sleeping…and sleeping well. Without quality sleep, our brain will store these toxins – resulting in a reduction in our ability to think clearly, creatively, and slows down your ability to process information and problem solve. Studies have shown a dramatic difference in the brain function of people who sleep 6-hours who under-perform when compared to those who have had 7-hours or more.

Not only do we need good sleep to achieve peak performance we also require it for good mental health. Not surprisingly, a lack of sleep is also linked to a lack of motivation and a generalised negative mood state. Depression is the most common psychological disorder in the western world, and it’s growing in all ages groups. Depression can cause poor sleep, however it is important to be aware that consistent lack of sleep can also be a contributing factor for depression.

The research is clear.
Good sleep is fundamental to peak mental and physical performance.
Focus on your sleep, and reap the rewards.

Keep reading

Join us as we explore ways to look, feel and perform better using the power of sleep!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

This is by far the best mattress I have ever slept on. It was recommended to me by my sister as sleeping on this bed really helped with her back pain. And I can say that it has helped me immensely with my back issues. It is very comfortable and supportive.

Highly recommend this mattress


Central Queensland, via

Multiple purchases have been made, for both family and our rental property. A good night’s sleep is such a basic requirement for health and happiness. A good quality mattress is the foundation.

We will continue to be proud to buy Australian. Well made and THE BEST.


Sydney, via

The last bed we had for 12 years – a queen size A.H. Beard was great so we upgraded to a king size and are very happy with the Grand Harmony plush – great that they are made in Australia.


South Eastern NSW, via

sleep isn’t far away

Find the right mattress for you

Mattress Finder

Answer a few questions and get three personalised recommendations.

Before you buy

Discover the 6 essential features of Premium Sleep

Filter by your preferences

See mattresses that fit your preferred criteria.

Ask us anything

Click the chat icon for fast answers.

Explore our collections

Complement your mattress and complete your bedroom setup

A source of information and inspiration for people who want to achieve premium sleep

Delivering premium sleep since 1899.

We're here to help.

Shop in-store

See and feel your next mattress

Shop online

Sleep better without leaving home

Share This