Having trouble sleeping?
There are a number of reasons that you may have trouble sleeping. It could be a sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, delayed sleep phase syndrome, insomnia or simply too much disturbance indoors or out, while you’re trying to rest. Another reason may be your mattress.
Choosing the proper mattress
A lot of people have trouble sleeping and they overlook the fact that their bed could be the reason that they can’t get to sleep or stay asleep. You may be able to bypass the sleep aids and get a new mattress so that you can sleep better at night.
A mattress and its pillows should be comfortable. If you spend long periods of time tossing and turning to find a comfortable position, you may need to buy a new bed. Check the mattress and see if the bed sags.
A bed that is not flat will cause your spine to curve as you try to rest and this can cause long term discomfort and even chronic back and muscle pain. Run your hands along the surface of the bed to feel for lose and old springs that can stab at you all night long.
The springs in your bed, do not have to be dangerous edges to keep you awake. As they poke at various parts of your body, your natural reaction will be to move to a better position. As you do this repeatedly, you are prolonging the time that you are awake and missing out on sleep.
Quality mattress should conform to your body
A good mattress should conform to your body and give support to your lower back. You will need to know what is comfortable for you to sleep on. This is because mattresses and beds come in different types. Depending on what you do and don’t like, you may find that a bed is:
When you shop for a new bed, allows test it before you buy. Try not to put all of your attention on looks and price alone. It’s ok to buy that bed on sale, but if it is not the right one for you, it could hurt you in the long run.
Body weight is a factor, too!
Weight is often overlooked when it comes to a bed. Some beds are made to carry a certain amount of weight for one person. When you have a partner in bed with you, that one person bed can become uncomfortable as it tries to balance the dual weight of each individual.
Allergies – You may be doing everything possible to control your allergies including dusting, getting air purifiers and more, but still you can’t sleep.
The problem could be hidden in your bed, where you lay your head every night. You can try to buy special covering for your mattress and pillows or try changing to another bed to see if your allergy outbreaks decrease. If they do, your mattress and bedding may have been the original problem.
Bed Bugs – Adults often tell their children the humorous phrase “Don’t let the bedbugs bite”, but they don’t take it seriously. Bed bugs are real and they feed on the blood and skin cells that you shed in your sleep. If you notice small wounds and red areas on your body every morning as well as itchiness, this could be a big hint that you do indeed have a bed bug.
You may miss bed bugs if you’re not looking for them, but they can be seen with the human eye, once you know what you’re looking for. If you allow bed bugs to infest your mattress and bed, they will soon move to other areas of your bedroom and your home.
Pillow Problems – We like to fluff and cover our pillows with pretty covering to match our beds but when it comes time to sleep, that pillow can actually become a pain in your neck.
It’s time to buy a new pillow when it becomes so flat that you have to fold it to get the same head support that you used to. A pillow that is too full may also cause neck, back and shoulder problems because it raises your head too high.