Sleep Pink: Sleep and Sport with Cian Healy


For the fifth year running, Harvey Norman has teamed up with the Marie Keating Foundation to raise much needed funds for vital services and increase awareness of breast cancer. To date, Harvey Norman has raised over €100,000 for the Marie Keating Foundation, whose goal is to make cancer less frightening by enlightening.

You can take part this October, by purchasing from the Sleep Pink range, donating a euro at the till or visiting the mobile information units at Harvey Norman stores throughout the month.

We caught up with Cian Healy to talk the importance of sleep in sport.

Cian has been struggling to get healthy rest, with poor back support and nightly back pain for years. To tackle the problem, Ireland’s leading bed brand King Koil, created their strongest ever bed range, to offer healthy back support for people of all shapes and sizes, including well-built athletes like Cian Healy.

“Sleep is a critical component of the training regime emphasized by coaching staff.  A poor night’s sleep slows me down, and affects my focus and performance” Cian said, adding that he often sleeps on the floor when the team stay away at hotels, rather than putting up with a soft mattress which sags under his body weight, and causes back pain and disturbed sleep.

‘My new King Koil bed provides great back support and doesn’t sag under my body. I no longer wake up uncomfortable, or with lower back pain, like I used to.  Every advantage in sport counts, and getting a good night’s sleep is critical’. King Koil’s beds use targeted back support features designed by the International Chiropractors Association, to deliver the most advanced back and spinal support, Conor Stapleton health spokesperson, at King Koil explains.

“Big guys like Cian Healy, or anyone with back problems, need extra body support in bed, particularly in the back and lumbar area.  Without proper support, the spine is pulled into unhealthy alignment, causing discomfort which disturbs sleep and affects overall wellbeing.  Sleep is about renewal and recovery, and good sleep is recognised by health professionals in many areas as hugely beneficial”.

Shop the Harvey Norman Sleep Pink Sale this month and support the Marie Keating Foundation! Find out more here.

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