Stress from work, an overactive mind, and nagging back pain are all things that could be standing in the way of you getting consistently good sleep night after night. What’s worse is that these things can also be exacerbated by routinely poor sleep as well. Even if you can manage a good night’s sleep every now and then, it isn’t enough to carry you through your crazy schedule day in and day out.
Consistently good sleep can be elusive, but it isn’t impossible to achieve. In fact, here are four things that might just help you to get the good sleep that you are after regularly.
1. A Good Mattress
First and foremost, you need to ask yourself when the last time you invested in a new mattress was. If it was longer than eight years ago, it is time to make a switch. A good mattress is the first step to getting good sleep from one night to the next. If you aren’t comfortable and well supported, you can forget about getting the restful sleep that your body and mind both need.
There are several options available to you when it comes to finding your new mattress. Those who are particularly busy might be interested in looking into mattresses that come in a box. You can have yours delivered right to your door, and you can easily read up on online reviews from others who are seeking consistently good sleep just like you.
2. Blackout Window Coverings
Depending on where you live, you might experience far more natural light in your room during certain times of the year. Natural light sends a signal to your brain that it is time to be up and moving. For this reason, anyone looking to get better sleep should look for blackout curtains to keep their room dark and perfect for sleeping.
This is also a great thing to have if your bedroom window is near an exterior light as well. Even though it isn’t natural light, things like lampposts or floodlights can cause serious disruptions to your brain’s ability to produce melatonin and other sleep-promoting hormones.
3. A Weighted Blanket
The science behind the use of weighted blankets to help promote restful sleep is so promising that you will wonder why you never invested in one before. Not only do such blankets make you feel incredibly snug and cozy, but they also help to calm you when you are feeling restless and help with other sleep issues.
4. A Drink of Water
This is easily the most cost-effective item that you can find to help alleviate your troubles with sleep. When you consider the fact that you would hardly attempt to go eight or nine hours during the day without something to drink, you might wonder why you never tried hydrating before going to bed before. Go with a small glass about half an hour before bed, so you don’t wake in the middle of the night for a trip to the restroom.
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