With a new year beginning, you’ve probably already considered making a New Year’s Resolution. Some people make resolutions related to their health and wellbeing. Others aim to eat healthier, to exercise more often, and to spend more time relaxing and not stressing themselves out. Regardless of the specific resolution you may have made, you might not realize that improving your sleep quality is one major way to possibly improve many other related health issues.
In fact, it might just be a great idea to make a resolution specifically geared toward getting more sleep. Here are a few tips to help you make (and keep) this resolution:
- When going to sleep, try to make sure that your bedroom environment is sleep-ready. This means keeping the temperature at a cool level, reducing loud noises that may disrupt your sleep during the night, and keeping your windows covered with blackout curtains to keep your room darker while you sleep.
- Avoiding too much food and drink at night is one important way that healthy people manage to get their recommended seven to nine hours of sleep every night. Try to avoid eating big meals or unhealthy snacks right before bed because this wakes up your body; drinking anything with caffeine (such as coffee or tea) can keep you up, too. Avoid drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, as this can negatively affect the quality of your sleep.
- Don’t be scared of making an investment in a new bed, mattress, or pillow! Adjustable beds are great options if you find that you’re waking up during the night in an uncomfortable sleep position or if you wake up with aches and pains. These beds are flexible enough to custom-fit the contours of your body, making it easier to find comfort while sleeping.
Remember: It’s absolutely imperative that you get the right amount of sleep every single night. You’re going to spend around 3,000 hours in your bed this year, so it’s worth the investment to make sure that you’re comfy!
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.