Tips for a Good Night's Sleep
Texas Mattress Connexion
You’re tossing. You’re turning. You’re afraid to look at the clock because you know it’s getting late.
Your mind starts to race now that you’re stressed about not sleeping, but this only makes it more difficult to relax.
Everyone has trouble sleeping from time to time, but chronic and ongoing sleep deprivation can lead to a host of physical and psychological problems.
At Texas Mattress Connexion, we know how frustrating it can be to toss, turn, and wake up the next day feeling exhausted. In today’s post, we’re going to discuss a few easy-to-implement tips that can help you get a better night’s sleep.
As you’ll read more about below, investing in a quality mattress is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Come by our Garland mattress store if you’re interested in learning more about the state-of-the-art mattresses and mattress sets we have to offer! In the meantime, read on to learn more about how you can get a better night’s sleep by changing up your routine.
How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep
Get More Sun
Do you struggle to get up before the sun has risen? You’re not alone — studies show that it’s significantly easier for people to wake up when they’re exposed to sunshine or an artificial light source in the mornings. Interestingly, light exposure during the day can also make it easier to fall asleep at night. This is because your body’s internal clock, which is also known as your circadian rhythm, is impacted by bright light. The more you’re exposed to it during the day, the more likely it is that you’ll be able to fall asleep easily at night.
Cut the Caffeine
We’re willing to bet that you reach for a cup of coffee in the morning, and maybe an afternoon cup or two to fight the mid-day crash at work. You might even pour a third if you’re fatigued from a night of poor sleep.
We’re not here to tell you to cut caffeine from your diet, but we do recommend limiting your intake at least eight hours before you wind down in the evenings. If you absolutely have to have a mid-day cup of coffee, try a cup of half-caff coffee or switch to decaf altogether.
Limit Your Screen Time
Did you know that approximately 71% of adults sleep with either holding their phone, with their phone in their bed, or directly next to them on a nightstand? Adults and young people are using their smartphones more than ever before, and their sleep is suffering as a consequence. It’s not necessarily social media applications or 24/7 access to the internet that keeps them up — it’s the blue light emitted from electronic devices. Blue light mimics the sun and tells your body that it’s time to get up and start the day, which is exactly the opposite of what you want when you’re trying to get some sleep.
If you need to use your computer or phone before going to bed, use applications and/or settings that block blue light emitted from the screen. We know that this will be difficult for most of our readers, but you can also implement a screen-free hour leading up to your bedtime.
Invest in a Better Mattress
While we’ve listed this point last, it’s certainly not the least important. A quality mattress is the foundation of a good night’s sleep, and everything we listed above won’t matter much if your mattress is keeping you up at night. If you wake up with aches or find yourself waking up throughout the night to switch positions, then it’s time to consider investing in a brand new mattress tailored to your body and preferences. Our 19,000-square-foot mattress has every size and style imaginable, so stop by and let us help you find something that will keep you cool and comfortable!
Come to Texas Mattress Connexion in Garland!
We hope that today’s entry will help you develop a sleep schedule that helps you feel rested, energized, and ready to take on the day. We plan to continue discussing sleep hygiene and other tips that will help you improve the quality of your sleep in future posts, so bookmark our blog page and come back in the coming weeks and months for more information.
If you’re looking for a new mattress or a complete mattress set, then come by our Garland mattress store and we’ll help you find everything you need for a better night’s rest!