Plenty of people know the secrets to getting their 40 winks each night. For instance, reducing stress is one way to avoid counting sheep into the late hours, but other tricks include diet, exercise, and even using aromatherapy scents like lavender in order to relax. But what most people don’t realize is that good sleep isn’t just about how you help yourself nod off. It also has to do with how, when, and where you sleep.
To find out how these three factors can impact your rest, keep reading:
- How you sleep: Do you prefer to sleep on your side or your back? It turns out that the way you prefer to sleep can actually impact how well you get some rest. For instance, if your head or body isn’t at an incline, then you may be putting too much pressure on your body. Most people also tend to change positions throughout the night, which can aggravate back pain, neck pain, TMJ, and other common problems that disrupt sleep. Make sure that you lie on your back and have a comfortable, supportive mattress, so you can minimize curling up or tossing and turning.
- When you sleep: How tired are you when you go to bed? If you lie awake in bed for more than 15 to 20 minutes, you could be prolonging your sleeplessness even more. Therefore, it’s crucial to make sure that you are ready to rest so you can be well-rested in the morning. If possible, get yourself on a regular sleeping schedule, especially if you live the 9:00-to-5:00 lifestyle.
- Where you sleep: In addition to changing your bedtime and making sure you sleep in a comfortable position, another possible solution that could help you get some shut-eye is getting a new bed. If your mattress is no longer offering you a comfortable night of sleep, especially if it contributes to discomfort, then it may be time to consider getting a new one. Electric beds with adjustable mattresses may help you rest better. Adjustable beds can also prevent you from curling up as you sleep, which will help reduce the pressure you may feel on your body.
Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring