How Do You Fix TroubleSleeping at Night?
Falling asleep is easy, right? You just close your eyes and let yourself relax until you’re in a deep slumber.
As easy as it may seem, thousands of people struggle with not only falling asleep, but staying asleep throughout the night. In fact, according to the CDC, as much as one-third of American workers don’t receive enough sleep each night.
So if you’re one of thousands of people who struggle getting to sleep you may be asking yourself: well, why can't I fall asleep?
The answer to this question may be different for every person, as everyone has their own individual health concerns, needs, and bodies. However, amongst all other factors, there are three common causes as to why you may be struggling to get to sleep at night:
Blue Lights in Bed
Much too often do people wind down for the night by watching television, going on their phone, or using their laptop in bed. Many find it a way to relax and get sleepy. Although we love binge-watching TV shows and checking social media as much as the next person, doing so actually keeps your brain active, making it far more difficult to fall asleep. The blue light that radiates from these screens keep you alert and your mind racing, making it practically impossible to get an adequate night’s rest.
Stress and Anxiety
Any form of stress or anxiety you feel throughout the day could be contributing to your struggles of falling asleep. The heightened adrenaline and heart rate that come along with being stressed make it far more difficult to let yourself relax. Meaning anxiety and stress make it harder not only to fall asleep, but to stay asleep throughout the night.
If your struggles to fall asleep are rooted in suffering from aches and pains or relentless tossing and turning, your old mattress could be the reason. Perhaps your mattress is too firm, or maybe too soft. Whatever the issue may be, the quality of your mattress (its material and support), and how it caters to your body could be the cause of unbearable aches and pains. If you find yourself overheating at night, causing you to toss and turn, chances are your old mattress isn’t allowing for proper air flow. Old mattresses also can commonly valley or sink, which can contribute to snoring (another factor that could be keeping you up at night).
Now that you’ve identified the possible causes of your troubles getting to sleep, it can only go up from here! Lucky for you, we have compiled a list of some of the best ways to fall asleep faster at night, and stay asleep.
In order to fall asleep faster at night, it’s important to create a sense of routine. Train your body to go to bed at the same time every day – yes, even on the weekends. We know it’s hard, but try not to sleep in on your days off, as it can disrupt your body’s sense of consistency and rhythm. With this, you should also establish a nightly bedtime routine that will prompt sleepiness. Find something that relaxes you, whether it be reading, maybe taking a warm shower, listening to calming music, or whatever works best for you!
Get Your Bedding in Check
To ensure you can fall asleep with ease and stay sound asleep throughout the night, you will need the right bedding. Any old mattress simply will not do. What you need is the perfect mattress with superior comfort: made of the highest quality materials for pressure relief, cooling technology, a guarantee to never valley, and everything in between. Lucky for you, Lull has your back with our premium quality mattress and bedding. Lull is the Goldilocks of mattresses, not too firm or too soft, just the perfect amount of support and comfort and made for practically everyone. Be sure to also have pillows that properly support your neck and head, as well as sheets and a duvet that hugs your body with soft and silky comfort.
Exercise Every Day
Surely everyone knows that exercise is good for your physical health, but what you may not know is that exercise also helps promote high-quality sleep and longer sleep duration. You don’t need to be running daily marathons or lifting extremely heavy weights, just 30 minutes of moderate exercise each day will be all you need. Be sure not to work out right before you plan on going to bed, but rather earlier in the day, for doing this will result in a stimulant effect that will make it harder to fall asleep.
Your Bed is Only for Sleeping
Try to avoid using your bed for anything other than sleeping. Doing so will lead your mind to associate your bed with things like work and responsibilities, leaving your thoughts racing when laying your head down. Try not to go on any electronic devices while in bed; as mentioned, even things such as watching TV or reading from an electronic device can hinder your sleep.
No Caffeine, Alcohol or Food Right Before Bed
The consumption of both caffeine and alcohol can have adverse effects on your sleep. Don’t consume caffeine after noon, and try to avoid having an extra drink at dinner. On top of this, avoid eating right before going to sleep. Doing so will activate your digestive system, consequently keeping you up throughout the night.
Falling asleep can be hard, and is something many struggle with, but this doesn’t mean it can’t be helped. With Lull bedding, and only a few minor adjustments to your personal routine, you can surely turn it around and start getting to sleep and staying asleep with ease.
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