Do you find that despite the fact that you are exhausted, that you struggle to fall asleep? Then, once you do, you wake up over and over again. When the morning alarm goes off, you look and feel like the walking dead. Too many nights with disrupted sleep can take its toll on your health. So, how can you eliminate sleep disruptors and get a good night’s rest?
I Can’t Turn Off My Brain!
Think about all those times you crawl into bed only to find that your mind is still in overdrive. Every detail of your business proposal, your kid’s art project, and even the dog’s grooming appointment suddenly seems to demand your immediate attention. Too much activity before bed can leave you overstimulated, and this makes it hard to shut down your brain.
Allow yourself some time to unwind before you try to sleep. Read a book, or take a hot bath to relax your body and give your mind time to decompress. As the body relaxes, then the mind has the freedom to unload. Go over the details of your day while you lay in the bathtub. Then, when you climb into bed, you won’t feel the need to go back over everything again.
Eliminate the Noise
Even once you’ve managed to relax and shut down from a long day, you still might find it hard to get a good night’s sleep.
It could be that your husband is snoring, and your son is playing video games down the hall. The dishwasher hasn’t shut off in the kitchen, and an ambulance goes by with sirens blaring. No matter how hard you try, you can’t always block out the noise, and that can keep you awake at night.
Try earplugs to eliminate background noise. Earplugs can also help to eliminate late-night disturbances. Another option is a white noise machine. White noise machines help by blocking sharp external noises that can cause sleep disruption. But, even a sound machine is no match for a snoring spouse.
Most snoring results from an obstruction of the airway, caused by sleeping posture. If you snore, then elevating your head and sleeping on your side can help. Your mattress should also give good neck and spine support so that your airways don’t collapse upon themselves. REAL SLEEP™ by Real Simple™ supports your neck, back, and hips, keeping everything aligned.
Pain is the Primary Sleep Disruptor
Memory foam mattresses eliminate pressure points that cause pain. If you wake up feeling achy or you find it hard to sleep undisturbed, you need to consider a memory foam mattress.
Find one that breathes. Old-style foam mattresses don’t breathe well and trap heat. Real Sleep™ by Real Simple™ has an exclusive FloraFlex open cell foam that draws heat away from your body. This keeps your temperature in check and allows you to sleep more comfortably.
Think about it. You spend one-third of your life on your mattress. Why will you spend thousands of dollars on a couch that hardly gets used and make do with a lumpy, outdated, and uncomfortable mattress? Invest in a good mattress that eliminates sleep disruptors so you can wake rested and refreshed.