Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Join the club. Trouble sleeping isn’t exactly uncommon, and, in fact, at least two-thirds of Americans admit that they either cannot fall asleep at night, or they don’t sleep well when they do. This is bad news for you and the people in your life. Sleep deprivation can lead to serious health problems, like chronic pain, heart problems, high blood pressure, and obesity. It can also make you cranky, irritable, and unable to concentrate, negatively affecting your relationships and your ability to work.
Luckily, you may not have to put up with it. There are several ways you can promote sleep comfort and a quality night’s rest.
Keep Your Body Temperature Low
Our bodies attempt to regulate their internal temperatures as we fall asleep, and these temperatures tend to be a bit lower when we are sleeping. The longer it takes for your body to reach an optimal temperature, the longer it will take for you to get some rest. What can you do? Try taking somewhat of a cold bath before you go to bed. Even some of the simplest things, like keeping a foot or both feet out from underneath the covers while you sleep can help. “The hands and feet contain blood vessels called the arteriovenous anastomoses, which — coupled with the lack of hair on the bottoms of your feet — are perfectly designed to help dissipate body heat,” New York Magazine explains.
Can White Noise Really Help You Sleep?
The answer is yes and no. Noise itself doesn’t necessarily assist or disturb sleep, according to Popular Science. Instead, sudden changes in frequencies can rouse you, even from a deep sleep. White noise can help mask any sudden noises, making it easier for you to fall and stay asleep.
Create The Perfect Sleep Environment
It’s not crazy. The best pillows and silky, soft sheets can easily affect how well you sleep at night. Keep your bedroom free of clutter, turn off the lights and any electronics that emit lights, and consider aromatherapy, like soothing lavender scents. Flat beds do not properly support the human spine, so investing in electric adjustable beds may also help. Craftmatic adjustable beds, equipped with optional heat and massage, may also provide temporary relief from lower back pain, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation, and symptoms of gastric reflux. Check out our different models and styles to see if an adjustable bed may help with some of these symptoms.
Don’t settle for poor quality sleep. Keep cool to sleep better, and invest in items like silky pillowcases and sheets and adjustable beds to create your very own sleep oasis.