Is your bed with the best mattresses and pillows? We’ve all had those nights – the tossing and turning in bed, counting sheep, WATCHING the minutes turn into hours. Surveys show that over 40 percent of Americans have trouble sleeping or are suffering from some kind of sleeping disorder.
The fact is sleep is essential to our health and critical for daily functioning. Without having a good night of rest to rejuvenate the body, you’re left with a groggy, disgruntle feeling the next morning.
Before seeking the help of a doctor, here are some tips you can follow to fall asleep more easily:
- Avoid caffeine during the day.
- Exercise on a regular basis.
- Try to go to bed and wake up every day at around the same time.
The best mattresses and pillows are something worth investing in and taking the time to pick out. Each person has their own personal preference when it comes to the right mattress – and comfort is always key. You have to try a few out to make sure that the mattress fits you perfectly. Here are some things to look for when you go mattress hunting and for maintaining your mattress at home.
Check for is support
You have to be supported by your best mattresses from head to toe. There shouldn’t be any gaps between your body and the mattress at all. Your body’s weight should be distributed evenly so that your spine stays aligned while you are sleeping. Mattresses that are too soft do not provide enough support while those that are too firm are equally detrimental.
Spring mattresses in most homes
It’s suggested that you turn your best mattresses around, or flip it over, every few months; this will help with its longevity. If you feel your mattress sagging in the middle, or if it’s too soft, you can put a board underneath it. But if it is too firm, you can add soft foam padding on TOP.
Pay attention to how you feel on the bed
If you start getting aches and pains, or you have trouble getting settled in at night, it might be time for you to get new best mattresses. Also, think back to how old your mattress is, and if you’ve moved it around recently. If you’ve had the mattress for a while, a new one might be in order.
If it’s been in the same spot for a long time, adjusting it (turning it or flipping it over) can make a difference. Body changes, such as a recent weight-gain or weight-loss, can affect how comfortable your mattress feels.
Don’t forget about the pillow
The support for your head and neck is equally as IMPORTANT as the support for your entire body. The main thing to keep in mind is the alignment between your head and your body. While lying on your back, your head should be the same level as your upper back; while lying on your side, your head should be the same level as your lower back.
The pillow material should be supportive
Even though some pillows appear to be full, it can be made of a soft, squishy material and any weight will cause it to sink in. Pillows that are too firm will put a strain on your neck. When you are properly supported, your head and neck SECTIONS will be aligned with your chest and lower back sections.
Please note, there is no one-size-fits-all best mattress and pillows – you will need to try them out to see which one is best for your body. However, if you continue to have trouble sleeping because of pain or discomfort, contact a chiropractor for treatment, or just for advice on getting better sleep.