Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it. So let’s do it, let’s fall asleep…
“Sleep is the foundation of all wellness.”
So says Dr. Michael Breus, a clinical psychologist, Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and one of the world’s foremost experts on falling asleep. Dr. Breus recently spoke with Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post about all the many, many reasons Americans have trouble getting enough sleep.
“Making sleep a priority over work, fun, or other responsibilities, will actually help someone perform better at all the tasks they were doing before bed! This is easy to give lip service to, but putting sleep high on our list compels us to change our behaviors,” he explained.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, there could be a number of possible reasons. For instance, reading or lying in bed for just 15 minutes without trying to fall asleep will make it hard for your brain to shut down at bedtime. Of course, there are plenty more behaviors that can keep you awake — drinking caffeine in the afternoon or evening, answering emails late at night, and just plain old stress. According to the National Sleep Foundation, neck pain, back pain, jaw pain, and headaches are the top medical reasons keeping people up at night.
The National Sleep Foundation also says that adjustable beds can sometimes relieve pressure on parts of the body that make sleep difficult. Plus, adjustable beds can often be adjusted for your unique sleeping preferences, which may help with aches and pains caused by a mattress ill-suited to your needs.
Dr. Breus also said that finding the right sleep equipment for your needs is essential to a good night’s sleep. He said:
“We can all benefit from setting up an environment for better sleep. Researching the right mattress and pillow can be a daunting task. I teach people how to do it, and I even go shopping with them to help them find the right bed. It is not about how much money you spend, but rather about understanding your body and your needs and matching those needs to the right equipment.”
If you have trouble turning your brain off, or if pain keeps you awake at night, then perhaps it’s time to consider your adjustable bed options. Interested insomniacs can find king, queen double, and twin adjustable beds. From luxury adjustable beds to standard issue hospital beds, there are many types of adjustable beds to consider.
However, Breus also confirms what sleep experts have said for years — there’s no single thing that will cure all sleep problems. Healthy diet, exercise, and lifestyle decisions all play a crucial role as well.
Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from: • 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 • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • 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