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Seven Ways to Sleep Better

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Sleep is one of most important parts of life, but if you’re not getting good rest at night, your daily life is probably suffering. Training your body to sleep can be difficult at times but definitely pays out in the end. When you sleep deeply, you’ll experience better alertness, a more positive outlook, and less irritability throughout the day. If you’re searching for the perfect mattress, Nirvana Bed has you covered. Our mattresses are durable, comfortable, and designed to give you the best sleep of your life. Don’t sleep on a mattress that leaves you more tired when you wake up in the morning. Order a Nirvana Bed mattress today!

Getting good rest is key to having a productive day. Fortunately, there are some easy tips to follow that will help you to have a better and more rejuvenating night’s sleep. Follow these seven tips for a restful slumber.

Stick to a Sleep Schedule

This can be difficult for busy individuals, especially if you have an active social life and enjoy staying out late on the weekends and days off. While it’s incredibly fun to ignore your normal bedtime and keep the party going, going to bed at a consistent time will pay off in the long run. Your body will settle into a rhythm and you’ll find yourself resting deeper and better as time goes on. If the first few nights of a new bedtime have you tossing and turning, get out of bed and do something relaxing such as yoga, meditation, deep breathing, or reading with soft lamplight for 15-20 minutes, then try falling back asleep. If you force yourself to fall asleep when you’re not tired, you might not sleep well and wake up cranky and tense.

Watch What You Eat and Drink

Don’t go to bed hungry or directly after you’ve overeaten. A full tummy might keep you awake the same way as a grumbling stomach could wake you up in the middle of the night. If you’re worried you might wake up starving and in need of a midnight snack, try eating a light meal before hitting the hay. Also, avoid any beverages with caffeine in them at least four hours before you turn out the lights. The effects of caffeine can take hours to wear off and can disrupt your sleep tremendously. While you may think a nightcap will soothe and fly you off to dreamland, alcohol can actually have an opposite effect. It can leave you feeling dehydrated and groggy in the morning, and make your day start off on the wrong side of the bed.

Create a Bedtime Routine

 

Following a nighttime ritual will help your body know it’s time to wind down. Take a relaxing bath, light soothing candles, read a good book, or listen to soft music. Participating in calming activities can unwind your mind and body and make it easier to fall asleep. Don’t include TV, computers, or cellphones as a part of your routine. Some research has suggested that electronics detract from sleep and cause your brain to take longer to turn off. Whatever your bedtime ritual consists of, make it a point to follow it every night.

Get Comfy

 

Creating an inviting and calming sleeping space is one of the best ways to ensure a restful night’s sleep. Often, this means a room that is cool, dark, and quiet. Invest in high-quality blackout curtains so that light from car headlights, street lights, or any other form of brightness can’t infiltrate the room. If you find yourself waking up hot, use a cooling fan to create air circulation and flow throughout the space. Earplugs are an excellent way of keeping unwanted sounds from waking you up, or using a noise machine will also help you to tune out a loud apartment hallway or busy street.

Probably the most important part of your sleeping space is your bedding. Sleeping on an old or uncomfortable mattress will always make you wake up sore and exhausted, no matter how relaxing your room may be. Karma and Company mattresses are designed to form to your body, making it easy to snuggle down and fall into a deep and restful sleep every single night. When you’re evaluating your room or sleeping space, don’t forget to think about your mattress, pillows, and bedding.

Limit Naps

When you’re exhausted, it can be easy to want to sneak in a quick nap or two during the day. Don’t sneak out to your car to doze during your lunch hour or snooze along with your child when he or she goes down for an afternoon nap. Long afternoon naps can disrupt your nighttime routine and make it harder for you to fall asleep during your normal bedtime. If you desperately need some shut-eye, take one daily nap and limit it to 20-30 minutes at the most. You may find it hard to wean yourself off a daily two hour siesta, but your body will thank you for it when you can successfully sleep eight to nine hours a night without waking up.

Get Some Exercise

Regular physical exercise can help you to sleep deeper and fall asleep faster. Don’t exercise right before bed though. Your body might be too energized and struggle to wind down. Take a family walk after dinner or enjoy a jog with your kids on the way home from school. If you struggle with finding the energy or the time to properly exercise, get outside during your lunch break at work and walk around your office building.

Reduce Stress

Bills, work, kids, school, PTA, vacation plans, pets, and family members can all be sources of stress. Try to leave all of those worrisome thoughts at the door of your bedroom though. Do your best to be organized by creating a schedule, writing down lists, and delegating tasks. Prioritize the most important tasks and give yourself a break if you need one. Before you close your eyes at night, write down a list for the next day and then turn your brain off.

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