How to Get The Best Restful Sleep
We’ve covered in a previous NECTAR blog post about what you can do if you can find sleep (even when you’re using the best mattress). Don’t feel bad, sometimes sleep just doesn’t come easily! That being said, there are a ton of things you can do, starting with finding the best mattress. The good news is you don’t have to look far. NECTAR mattresses use four different memory foams and space age technology to give you the rest you so desperately crave.
What do you do when the problem isn’t physical, but rather anxiety driven? Well, don’t worry because not only do the folks at NECTAR make the best mattress, we also have you covered for tips, tricks, and lifehacks to get you snoozing faster than ever. Remember, your sleep is your health, so treat yourself well and get a full eight hours. Now climb into bed, enjoy the best mattress, and read these tips to get you to dreamland.
Think of Your Happy Place
It might sound cliche, but thinking good thoughts can actually help you go to sleep quicker. No, that doesn’t mean counting sheep (which has actually been debunked by sleep scientists) rather you should think of a restful environment. This meditative state can help bring on sleep quickly, especially as you move to the other senses. Don’t just imagine a beach, imagine sun on your skin, the smell of the ocean, the lap of waves against a boat. This visualization helps your brain calm down, but also gives it something to do while your body acclimates to the best mattress. Keep those visualizations going and it won’t be long before you’re snoozing.
Hum a Little Bit
It may sound funny, but humming a little tune can act as a form of meditation while you’re chilling on the best mattress. Concentrating on little moments and how your body reacts when you have it do something can actually take the focus off your anxiety and help you sleep better. Dr Chris Idzikowski, director of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre has the explanation of how this should work.
“Breathe gently out of your mouth, lips together so you hum.” says Dr. Idzikowski “Try to hum for the whole out-breath. Notice how it vibrates in your chest. Focus fully on this vibration over six breaths then sit quietly for a moment. Tell yourself ‘I am ready for sleep’, get up slowly and go to bed.”
Use Your Pressure Points
There are certain areas of your body specially attuned to sleep, if you find these and massage them, then sleep can follow shortly. Pressure points have been used for thousands of years, and while they aren’t totally foolproof, they can definitely be a welcome distraction to help you find the rest you need on the best mattress.
“Put your thumb on the point between your eyebrows at the top of your nose, where there’s a slight indent,” says Dr. Idzikowski. “Hold for 20 seconds, release briefly and repeat twice more. Next, sit on the edge of the bed and put your right foot across your left knee. Find the slight indent between your big toe and second toe and press in the same way.”
So there you have it, three more tricks to help you sleep your best. As always, when you sleep, make sure it’s on a NECTAR. We make the best mattress at the best price point, so you’ll never be up late worrying that you paid too much. Sleep well, everyone.