6 Great Hints for Having a Better Rest During the Night

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.

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Sort Out Your Bed

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.

Limit Napping

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.

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Essential Oils For Sleep: Do They Really Work?

Much has been written on the internet about essential oils. It seems like they are a miracle cure for just about every type of condition you can imagine. Some of the claims are simply not true, while others require stretching the imagination a bit. But sometimes the perfect combination for what ails you is found!

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I will be totally honest: I don’t know an extreme amount about essential oils. I do use several of them daily, and others I keep on hand just in case a need arises. Thankfully I have friends who are very knowledgable about oils and what they can be used for. I call on them often!

Because when it comes to essential oils, you have to know how to use them. The reason they may “not work” in some cases is due to user error. After all, they CAN help you reduce your stress and anxiety, loosen achy muscles and yes, even help you get to sleep. If you are looking for a natural way to get some sleep, then using aromatherapy is definitely a fantastic alternative to taking pharmaceuticals. Aromatherapy is effective and non addictive and will get your sleep patterns back on track in no time.

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4 Reasons Why You Can’t Sleep in Your Room – and How to Solve The Issues

Your bedroom is your retreat from the everyday stresses of life. This prime location in the house should help you get a good night’s sleep. But, for some reason, it’s more challenging than average to get that much-deserved rest in your room. Here are four reasons you can’t sleep and the solutions to solve these issues. 

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Wrong Mattress 

Some people think that all mattresses are the same. Pick the wrong mattress, and you’ll find yourself tossing and turning in your bed, trying to get some semblance of sleep, all night. 

You must pick the correct mattress for your specific needs. Some factors you need to consider include:

  • Size
  • Density or firmness
  • Breathability
  • Support

Sleeping on the correct mattress should provide you with the best in comfort and support. The appropriate mattress may also provide ease to individuals with chronic pain. 

For more information about how to find a proper mattress for your room, check out https://bedadvisor.com/best-mattress-restless-partner/.

Damaged Circadian Rhythm

The circadian rhythm is your body clock. It’s the intangible timepiece in your body that tells you when to sleep and wake up. Abnormalities in this system can cause sleepless nights and tiring days. 

Perhaps you’ve been sleeping at irregular times for several days. In doing so, your body finds it tough to determine the appropriate sleeping and waking times. 

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Your Guide To Getting A Good Night’s Sleep As A Busy Parent

I don’t really consider myself to be an “expert” on too many things, but there’s one thing I feel that I know a LOT about: sleepless nights. I mean, I have 2-year-old twins. I think that qualifies me for some kind of expert designation or title in the sleep realm, don’t you?!

As parents, getting enough sleep can be quite a challenge. In fact, less than 10% of parents of young children get 8 hours a night! It’s almost reassuring to know that – it can often feel like we’re the only parents we know struggling like this – but being behind on sleep and looking after kids takes a lot out of you. Luckily, it isn’t all doom and gloom – there’s a light at the end of the tunnel: there are ways to improve your sleep without giving in and getting a hotel room for the night. Your lifestyle, your house, and your bed all contribute to the amount (and quality) of sleep you get.

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Why your mattress matters

You’ve probably told the story a million times: the test of true princess-hood is that the princess is able to feel, through a hundred mattresses, a single pea, and it renders her unable to sleep. The reality isn’t nearly as dramatic, but your mattress quality really does impact the quality and length of your sleep. On a comfortable mattress, you’re less likely to wake up after you fall asleep (unless the kids need you), you sleep more deeply, and your body keeps you warmer. If you find yourself waking up a lot during the night, it may be that your mattress isn’t the best, and the data shows that you really do need a good mattress to get a good night’s sleep. Of course, if the kids wake you up, it’s a different case entirely – you can’t be expected to sleep through that!

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The never-ending chore: Why cleanliness affects sleep

Clutter can also have an impact on how we sleep. Keeping your house, and especially your bedroom, clean and tidy can improve the quality and length of sleep. If you have a lot of clutter around your house, especially in the place you sleep, that can drive your stress levels up and your sleep quality down. It depends how sensitive you are to messes or clutter, of course, but knowing you have to pick it all up tomorrow will make it harder to both get to sleep and stay asleep. It might be tempting to leave your room a little messy, especially when you’re keeping the house clean for the kids. But for the sake of your sleep, you should really make sure, at the very least, that it’s neat and that everything is in the right place. 

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How to Organize Your Mind

We talk a lot about things to organize here on the blog, but recently, I haven’t been “feeling” all that organized. And when I say that, I mean that my BRAIN hasn’t been feeling all that organized. Call it pregnancy brain if you want…all I know is that I can’t think as clearly as I used to, I can’t process like I’m normally able to, and all my multitasking skills have completely gone out the window! It pretty much stinks – and I really hope I regain some of my brain once the babies come! 

So when Doug from The Kitchen Professor asked me about publishing an article on organizing your mind, well, first of all I wondered if he could just organize mine for me! HA! When I figured he couldn’t, I decided the article was the next best thing. Let’s see if he can help…

Healthy habits lead to a healthy mind and if we don’t keep our minds in a good working order the effects can not only be physiological but they can lead to physical problems too.

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There are four key areas that you need to address to keep your mind healthy and strong so you can improve not only your own life but the lives of your friends, your family and all those around you. Physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, cognitive activity and social engagement.

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