Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for everyone, as it ensures that our body and mind are rested enough to face the new day. If you’re having trouble getting your forty winks, take a look at the hints below, which could help you get better rest.
You can’t enjoy a good snooze if your bed is uncomfortable and isn’t suited to your body type. Do a bit of research to find out what kind of mattresses are available. There are various designs, and each is specially manufactured for specific sleeping positions. Some beds are perfect for people who have back problems, while others provide side sleeping benefits. If you know what you need, it’ll be easier to find the right offer. You should consider replacing your bed if it’s older than seven years for better sleep.
Long naps during the day can interfere with your sleep patterns. If you feel the need to doze in the daytime, make sure you do so for a maximum of 20-30 minutes. Slumbering for extended periods, you’ll find that not only do you feel groggy afterward, but you’ll also struggle to get your rest at night.
If you are feeling easily worn-out these days, you’re probably not getting enough sleep. Getting proper rest is important at any age – even your children need sleep and so do you! Without sleep, your energy plummets, which means “goodbye productivity”. And I don’t know about you, but I can’t have that!
One of the reasons why you’re not getting that much-deserved rest could be because of your bedroom conditions. It is important that you make your bedroom conducive for sleeping. Ever thought about that before?
Everyone loves a room with good lighting – natural lighting at its best. However, this could also be the reason why you’re rising earlier than usual. The light that floods your room signals your body to wake up. You will wake up whether you like it or not.
I’m not the best sleeper in the world. I’ll confess, I’m normally thrilled with 4 hours of sleep – anything more than that and I’m just not quite sure what to do with myself!
It’s not that I CAN’T physically sleep. (Well…unless there is some champion snoring happening next to me, which DOES happen every now and again!) My lack of sleep has to do with a few things, really. Mainly that I work a full time job and run two small businesses, too. Yeah, I’ve got the tiny bit of sleeping narrowed down to THAT.
It’s gotten bad enough that I will literally set my alarm to get up in the middle of the night to switch the laundry over, or to unload the dishwasher after it’s finished, because I know I won’t have the time to do those things the next day. And those are important things. Forks and underwear, you know. Important. So if you happen to be in our neighborhood and you drive by our house around 3 in the morning and see all the lights on, no worries. Nothing’s wrong at all! That’s just the normal night-time sleep intermission!
However, I’ve been using a FitBit of late, and one of the things that the nifty little gadget does is track your sleep! Crazy, huh? And something about seeing how LITTLE I actually DO sleep, right there on the screen, well, it made me pay a bit of attention. After all, not getting enough sleep can really be detrimental for your health!
Casper, the sleep and mattress experts, contacted me and asked me if I’d like to publish an infographic on sleeping, I thought it was rather timely. After all, I’m pretty sure everyone can function much better on the Road to Domestication on a full night’s sleep!