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5 Tips for Light Sleepers

Posted By Erin on Nov 30, 2016

Look, we get it, it can be hard to fall asleep. Not only that, once you’re there it can be hard to stay asleep. From breaking down the rigors of the day to uncomfortable bedding, there are all kinds of different ways to keep you from getting the rest you crave. Lucky for you we live in the twenty first century, where a bad night’s sleep and the traditional mattresses store are things of the past. We compiled a list of safe, easy, and natural life hacks so that you can replenish your sleep from the comfort of your home. No mattresses store required.

Take a Hot Bath

A hot bath can relax your muscles after a long day. This is especially useful after hard workouts or if you suffer from restless leg syndrome. Those muscles need to uncoil after a stressful day. The cooldown you feel after getting out of the bath actually increases your drowsiness too, another great step on the way to sleep.

Set a Regular Bedtime

This is easier said than done, but a consistent bedtime is exactly what your body needs to regulate itself. It can be tempting to finish that last show, or scope out one more website to find a better price than the local mattresses store (don’t waste time, we’ll tell you now it’s NECTAR) but when it comes to sleep consistency is key. Trust us, your diurnal clock is ticking and it wants you to listen.

Hide Your Clock

Often times the beginning stages of sleep are hampered by stress. This stress can come from a lot of different places, but it can manifest by being a clock watcher. You know what I’m talking about, when you keep checking your clock or phone to see how much sleep your missing. Turning your clock away can actually help you to not focus on it so much, and with that relaxation fall easier to sleep. It’s not a surefire success, but hey, it can’t hurt. Just remember where you put it when you’re racing for your alarm in the morning.

Wear Socks

Socks not only keep your feet warm and toasty, they also help with circulation. As you sleep, your heart rate slows and some of your blood stays in your head and feet. Wearing socks actually increases blood circulation and tells your body to rest easy. It’s a natural hack that has been used for generations of sleepers. Even back when people were still using mattresses stores!

Breathe Easy with the 7-4-8 Technique

If you’ve tried the others and they still don’t work, try this tested and true breathing technique to drift off in a hurry. 1) Breathe in through your nose nose for 4 seconds 2) Hold your breath for 7 seconds 3) Blow the air out of your mouth making a “whoosh” sound for 8 seconds. This relaxes your airways, promotes even and controlled breathing, and eventually will have you sawing logs in no time. If this doesn’t work, get on NECTAR’s website stat for a new mattress. With a lifetime guarantee, it’s another way to reduce stress and promote great sleep habits. See you in dreamland.

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