Do you find yourself tossing and turning at night? Do you wake up in the morning feeling like you didn’t even sleep? Sleep is one of the most important components in having a productive day and lack of good sleep can lead to a lack of success in your personal and professional life. An estimated two-thirds of Americans report problems sleeping at night, which result in feeling un-refreshed throughout their day. If you are one of the many who suffers from this, follow these tips on how to sleep better at night:
Many people sleep with their doors and windows closed. However, fresh air has been found to provide a better environment for sleeping. If the outside temperature allows it, open your window and/or door to stimulate air flow throughout your bedroom.
The circulation of fresh air is not the only important factor you should worry about while trying to sleep. You should also make sure that the temperature of your room is ideal for sleeping. The “right temperature” might vary from person to person based on preference. If you prefer sleeping in cool temperatures, consider investing in a fan in order to promote your ideal sleeping conditions.
Diet and Exercise
Most people do not stop to consider their actions during the day when trying to figure out why they are not sleeping well at night. However, it has been found that a good diet and exercise may result in better sleep. If you have an unhealthy diet, it may result in obvious or discrete stomach pains that could keep you up at night. Similarly, if you do not get much exercise throughout the day, this can lead to your body feeling restless at night.
After ensuring that your environment while sleeping is optimal, and you’ve improved your diet and exercise during the day, you’ll want to look into the actual physical items that may be giving you problems sleeping at night. First, you should look into your pillows. The best pillows support the neck while keeping it at an angle that will not cause neck pain when waking up. Memory foam pillows are a great option for those who are not sure whether they prefer soft or firm pillows, but it is always best to go with your preference. If you have been using a firm pillow for an extended period of time and experiencing neck pain, you may want to look into a softer pillow.
The Right Bed
The final, and likely most important step of getting a better night sleep is getting the right mattress. If you are only experiencing neck pain at night, you may be fine with just replacing your pillow. However, in most cases you will need to replace your mattress. Most people do not know that flat mattresses do not support the natural S-curve of the human spine. One mattress that may help for this is an adjustable mattress. The best adjustable beds offer thousands of options to ensure that you can lounge and sleep comfortably. It’s best to do your research online to find the best adjustable beds. Some of the best adjustable beds can include heat and massage, which may provide temporary relief from many aches and pains.
What tips do you have for getting a better night’s sleep? Let us know in the comments!