Sleep is such a ubiquitous topic which affects everyone, and yet, somehow people still tend to suffer from terrible sleep in this day and age. How someone has not gone ahead and made some miracle cure-all for this, is truly shocking. But before we got to an age where everything is fixed with a magical pill, we have to deal with these problems on our own. Do you suffer from tiring sleep? Do you feel weary and aching the moment you wake up? Would you like to do something about it? If so, keep reading.
A proper pillow
A good pillow can make all the difference, to a refreshing night’s sleep. With a pillow that looks like it has been through the trash compactor several times, chances are your neck and upper back will not be having the support they deserve. If waking up is often accompanied by your neck feeling like it’s snapped and put back together in several places is a recent problem, all you probably need is a new pillow. If this has been more of a chronic condition over the years, it might be time for some more drastic changes. Memory foam pillows are a relatively new technology which exist to combat exactly that. Made from a material which shapes itself to fit you rather than the other way around, it might be exactly what you need to finally stop those pesky neck pains.
Do you wake up frozen in the mornings? Does getting out from under the covers not even feel like much of a shock because you cannot even feel a change in temperature? Of course, you might just think to yourself that all you need to do is crank up the heating, or just blame it on the fact that it is currently winter. But at what cost? Heating does not come cheap, and needing to constantly pay extra just for a decent night’s sleep seems ridiculous. It is much wiser to invest in a proper set of feather duvets which will keep you warm and toasty through the night. It is not exactly fancy or new technology, but it is tested, and has proven itself time and time again for a surprisingly long time. Not many things stand the test of time for this long, especially considering most things nowadays are not exactly built to last, but a good feather duvet can last you for as long as it remains intact.
Are you a tech-addict?
If you find it hard to sleep, and often find yourself falling asleep much later than you should be, consider cutting down on your social media browsing in bed. Laptop displays, mobile phones, portable consoles, they all have monitors with a specific kind of light which keep the brain awake and alert, making it hard to settle down and drift off to sleep. Make it a rule, that after a certain hour, your hand will not reach for the mobile or tablet. If you find it hard falling asleep with nothing to keep your mind entertained, consider listening to music or podcasts in bed. It’s the next best thing, and unless you are listening to death metal, it will probably not stop you from hitting the hay.