3 Sleep Tips to Get You Feeling Like Your Best Self
There are both long term and short term benefits to getting at least seven hours of sleep on your best mattress. Sometimes though this is easier said than done. We have jobs, we have kids, we have friends, and then there are emails… so many emails. With that in mind, it can be hard to find the quality time on your best mattress.
We’ve compiled a list of three sleeping tips to leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face whatever tomorrow brings. So if you find yourself unable to doze off, read up and learn something. Your body will thank you later.
Realize How Much Sleep Is Enough
There is some variance on how much sleep a human body needs. But usually you’ll fall somewhere between seven and nine hours. Occasionally there are people who need less than this. But sleep scientists believe that this represents less than ten percent of the total population. Long story short: if you aren’t getting at least seven hours of sleep, then you probably aren’t getting enough. Not only that, but your body will go into sleep debt, meaning that you’ll have to make that time up at some point. The best way to figure out if you’re getting enough sleep is to let your body tell you. If you wake up without the use of an alarm clock, feeling refreshed and revitalized, then you’re probably getting enough. If not, then try going to bed earlier! It’s simple, but an effective way to fight the fatigue.
Schedule Bedtime — and Rest Time Too.
It’s important to go to bed on time at the same time every night. This helps your body get into cool down mode, signaling certain processes to start that will gear your body down for sleep. It takes the average person at least a half hour to go from resting in bed to full-on sleep, so make sure that you’re scheduling out a little extra time to get ready for bed at night. Your body will thank you!
If You Can’t Sleep, Don’t Sweat it!
If you find yourself lying in bed, stressed that you aren’t getting enough rest, then don’t just sit there and dwell on it — get up! The stress of insomnia can sometimes keep your body from the rest that it craves, so try to trick your brain into thinking it’s bedtime by doing some reading under a low wattage bulb, do some stretches, listen to some music. Then as you feel yourself drifting off, allow your body to take over.
These tips could help you doze off faster so why not improve your quality of sleep? Try a Nectar Mattress