If you’ve ever had a hard time sleeping (either falling asleep or staying asleep), you’ll know just how important proper sleep is to our well-being. Check out today’s article inspired by Casper for tips in how we can sleep better.
Let’s talk about sleep. We all do it. It’s essential to our well-being, but unfortunately too many of us lack quality sleep night after night. Poor and inconsistent sleep can drastically affect our health without us even realizing it. This is why Casper is committed to informing us on this crucial topic.
Even though the recommended amount of sleep is about 7 hours a night, due to constant sleep issues, many of us get far less. Lucky for us, there are some small adjustments we can make to our sleep habits that will bring about big change. The following sleep cards highlight some common problems and super simple solutions we can all try.
We’ve all been there; laying in bed, not able to turn down all of the thoughts and noise in our minds. Almost 50% of Americans take their work home with them. In doing so they’re constantly adding to the list of tasks, chores, and items to accomplish before finally turning in for the night.
If this sounds like you, the best thing to do is work toward winding your mind down each night. This means putting away the cell phone, tablet, and even e-reader! In a technologically wired world, this might seem like a daunting task, but putting your electronics down and calming your mind is crucial to better sleep. Escaping the day-to-day worries and the endless to-do lists can help you go to sleep peacefully without distraction of what tomorrow brings.
Discomfort can come in all types, however temperature is probably one of the most common reasons we can’t fall asleep. The temperature being too hot or cold, high humidity, or poor air quality are all factors that will keep you tossing and turning.
The optimal sleep environment is 65 degrees, and some studies have even found that different forms of insomnia are linked to your body temperature not being regulated properly. While everyone is different, sleeping at a cooler temperature will best sync-up your body’s natural temperature and sleep cycle.
Eating healthy can be a challenge, especially if you are just starting out. Before you run to the fridge at 2 am to find some leftovers, consider a healthy snack before you head off to bed. Things like a handful of almonds, honey in herbal tea, or some cherries and dark chocolate to satisfy that sweet tooth will help your body naturally prepare for a good night’s sleep.
If you find that you’re still tossing and turning, fighting for a comfortable position to sleep in, you may want to consider a new mattress and pillows. The average life of a pillow is about 2 years. If yours aren’t springing back when you fold them, it’s time for a replacement.
With your mattress, if you feel like the support you need is gone, that’s an indicator that it’s time for an upgrade. Investing in your sleep, like having a comfortable mattress, should be a priority and will pay off in extra hours you get to snooze!
Casper is a sleep startup that launched in 2014 in NYC with the goal of creating one perfect mattress for everyone. Engineered by former IDEO designers to achieve the ideal point of form meeting function. Casper mattress has shown its dedication to insuring all of their customers get the best night’s sleep (or day’s nap) by creating a sleep surface that unites proprietary CertiPUR certified memory and latex foams that sleeps cool, provides healthy bounce, and promotes ideal anatomic support. Casper is aiming to become one of the biggest voices in the correlation between sleep and your health.
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