A person spends more time in bed than anywhere else. Good sleep helps our physical, mental, and even emotional well-being. Lack of sleep is known to weaken the immune system and cause a slew of other health problems.
Getting a restful sleep, however, can be difficult with so many distractions and stressors. Even activities that you think are relaxing such as catching up on your social media feed can end up keeping you awake.
It’s never too late to get your sleeping routine back on track though. Sealy Posturepedic®, the sleep experts, recommends these three tricks to aid your body restore your sleep routine faster so you can have sweet dreams in no time.
Invest in a good mattress
Let’s get straight to the point, a great mattress equals a great night’s sleep. As we’re all different, there is no one-size-fits-all perfect mattress but support and comfort are the most important factors when choosing a mattress.
If the bedroom should only be for sleeping, the bed is the main and centerpiece for sleep. This is why experts recommend limiting bed activities to sleeping and resting.
For these to happen, the bed should be inviting and comfortable. It should be something one looks forward to at the end of the day.
Mattress quality significantly impacts the quality of one’s bed. It affects the quality of sleep and subsequently a person’s performance the day after.
Be wary of red flags about your mattress and bed. Is your mattress causing muscle pain and uncomfortable tossing and turning? Is there uneven spinal support due to sagging?
If a couple or all of these are getting in the way of you enjoying sweet dreams, it might be time to consider switching mattresses.
Create an atmosphere for sleeping
It’s very important to create an atmosphere in one’s room that is conducive to sleeping. Try lighting up one or two aromatherapy sticks or diffusing some essential oils.
Much like the sudden hunger one feels upon smelling a whiff of one’s favorite food, that sleepy feeling can also be triggered by comfort scents. Aromatherapy boosts health and well-being. Inhaling natural essences can help create an atmosphere of relaxation and stimulate the mind and body for a good sleep.
Essential oils are readily available today, with several fragrances to choose from. Top choices include lavender, peppermint, and cedarwood.
Aim for a Zero-G position
It’s more fun to think about the zero-gravity (or Zero-G) as an ideal sleeping position that would make you feel like “floating” because of how comfortable it is.
This body posture is developed by NASA before launching their astronauts into space with the aim of reducing stress on the individual’s body in consideration of their weight.
How to do the Zero-G position? Lie flat on your back then raise both your head and feet, leaving your feet slightly higher. This position relieves pressure on your neck and back area and helps achieve a sensation of weightlessness making it easy to fall and stay asleep. Now, what’s the easiest way to achieve the Zero-G? This is where adjustable beds come in the picture.
Compared to the traditional flat mattresses, these beds allow inclination adjustments for both head and feet, making the Zero-G sleeping position possible.
But why choose this sleeping position? Aside from minimizing tension on the body, this angle can make breathing easier for people with allergies, respiratory conditions, and even those with common colds. It lessens the pressure on the heart that, in turn, promotes better circulation.
On top of these, using the adjustable features of the advanced mattresses prevents the occurrence of snoring, and relieves GERD and acid reflux.
Mattresses are not made equal. Sealy helps you get on the road back to restful, recharging sleep with sleeping technologies and products backed by more than 140 years of experience, extensive research and development, and partnerships with reputable companies. Sealy’s premium mattresses undergo 8,000 hours of testing accredited by the National Association of Testing Authority, Australia (NATA). To ensure quality, every product is evaluated for wire components, noise, fabric stretch and migration, durability in terms of firmness, height loss, and stretch characteristics of foam and fibers.
Sealy’s PostureTech® Coil Technology guarantees full support of the user’s body weight and even enhances spinal alignment for better relaxation and sleep. Premium comfort layers are also used for maximum support and comfort without pressure points.
A total game changer, Sealy’s Adjustable Bed System is the first and only adjustable spring mattress in the country. Designed to match the user’s health and lifestyle preferences, it features preset bed settings at a touch of a button, an optional massage function, and personalized head and foot adjustment options.
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