Having trouble getting a good night’s sleep? Well you’re not alone. According to recent reports, a whopping 50-70 million Americans suffer from wakefulness or some type of sleep disorders. Experts recommend that individuals get a least 7-9 hours of sleep per evening, but many find it very difficult to achieve even the minimum recommendation.
There are many reasons that you aren’t getting a good night’s sleep. Here are some culprits that might be preventing you from getting the shuteye you both want and need:
The Wrong Food and Drink
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with eating a snack before bed. In fact, science shows that certain food and beverages can have a calming effect, and help sleep come easier. But certain things have a way of waking the mind of and putting your digestive tract in knots. Caffeine, for example, is a stimulant. Having drinks with caffeine in them before bed can keep your mind awake and wired, and make sleep more difficult than intended. The same goes for rich, heavy meals that require a lot of work to digest. These can cause heartburn or stomach problems.
Watching television before bed is one of the worst ways to throw off both your sleep quality and sleep schedule. How many times have you said, “just one more episode,” and all of the sudden you’re five episodes deep? This cannot happen before bed. In the same vein, electronics in general can be terribly distracting. So right before bed, put away your smart phone and laptop!
For those who are really struggling with getting a good nights sleep, there are many adjustable bed options out there for you. Therapeutic beds have adjustable bed mattresses that make sleep a customized experience. These therapeutic beds help people to have a better night’s sleep, ensuring they’re refreshed and ready for the day ahead. More on this topic.