Articles about sleep:
Try to Relax
It can be frustrating and irritating among other things when upon hearing that you have trouble with sleepless nights, somebody airily tells you to just relax. This can be harder to do than it sounds obviously, but even if you can’t sleep, it is good to try and relax your body and mind as much as possible. Here are 3 tips to give you something to try.
1.Read a book
Read a book. If you’re afraid of lying awake at night, why not try reading a book to help you drop off. Reading is far more relaxing than watching television, which can interrupt your sleeping patterns more easily, and on the plus side, if you are not feeling sleepy, and then at least you have gotten to enjoy a good read!
2.Take a holiday
Take a holiday. Ok depending on your finances and time off, this may not be feasible but taking a holiday does not necessarily mean going away. It could mean simply making sure that you are not constantly checking your phone when you’re taking a break – it can wait until you are back at work. Or why not take a day for yourself and get yourself into nature again with a nice hike and lots of fresh air. And if nature and the great outdoors aren’t you thing, then what about a spa day to truly help you wind down? And if you’re lucky enough to be planning a holiday getaway, then some sun, sea and sand could be the perfect tonic to reset your Circadian Rhythm. Following a relaxing beach holiday to Rhodesthis year, one of our team feels likes new. Don’t underestimate how important a change of scene can be.
3.Take a holiday
Take a bath. Up there with reading a book as the ultimate way to relax in an evening, why not take a nice relaxing bath. Not only will it let you wind down and forget the stresses of the day, but by using aromatherapy oils such as lavender, you can help to induce sleep naturally.
One of the biggest enquiries we have from customers is always ‘how do I get to sleep easier?’. It’s an easy thing to change when you can hone in on what the problem is. Here is a little checklist of what your problem might be and how to alleviate it.
1.Bed isn’t comfortable
There are two ways to solve this problem if your mattress is giving you trouble. The first one is something your parents and grandparents would’ve done regularly. Just flip the mattress. Springs on a mattress can become less tense over time. If you flip that mattress over, the springs can readjust and you’ll find yourself with more room to get comfortable all of a sudden. The second method is even easier, but costs a bit more. Just buy a new mattress.
2.I feel cold every night
If you toss and turn and shuffle about I bed because you’re warm, there is one area (or rather four) that you can change to see improvements. Your hands and feet give off the majority of heat while you sleep. If they’re cold, the body sometimes can’t feel settled. So if you feel like this is happening to you, pop on some socks and gloves. The warmth will better improve circulation while you’re idle and hopefully get you to sleep.
3. I feel restless when in bed
It can be hard to force your body in to what is essentially shut down for a few hours. If you often get the feeling that the muscles in your arms or legs are becoming tense to the point that your limb just has to move quickly, it means your body is having trouble feeling relaxed. Instead of lying there shuffling, the best thing you can do is get up, walk about the house for a minute or two and do some slow stretches. With the blood pumping, your muscles should begin to relax again when you lie down.
There are just three tips, but here at the Sleep Advisor we’ll be able to help out any customer problems when you need by simply getting in touch.