Sleep isn’t an indulgence; it’s a necessity. From accidents to poor work performance, from sluggishness to constant fatigue, it’s clear that Americans aren’t getting enough sleep. The average American gets just over 6 hours per night, down 2 hours from 50 years ago. And the health consequences of sleep deprivation are serious.
With late-night TV, smartphones, 24-hour drive-thru restaurants and everything else, it’s easy to see why we’re not sleeping like the good old days. But help is on the way. Recently, Business Insider published an article about getting a great night’s sleep. This guide touched on many topics, including the following tips on achieving energy-restoring, deep sleep:
Unplug. Turn off your smartphone, and skip the late-night news. If it’s going to rain, it’s going to rain. Nothing you can do about it.
Forget the nightcap. Alcohol acts as a stimulant, and can disrupt normal sleep patterns. Have a cold glass of H2O instead. Your body will thank you.
Wear your sunglasses at night. (Nope, we haven’t forgotten you, Corey Hart.) We don’t mean sunglasses at night while driving…we’re talking about putting them on in your home, about an hour before bedtime. This tells your brain that the sun’s going down and it’s time to retire for the night.
So what can better sleep do for you? How does more creativity, boundless energy and extra productivity sound? And that’s just scratching the surface. Researchers are currently analyzing sleep’s restorative effects, including positive hormonal responses and even enhanced immune function. Stay tuned!
Here’s another tip on getting an awesome night’s sleep: get the right mattress. If your sleeping surface is sagging or uneven, achieving those much-needed zzzzzz’s is close to impossible. But Sit ‘n Sleep has the best mattresses on the market, and our vast selection means you can find one just for you.
Hopefully this blog helps you get back to a healthy, normal sleep schedule. Along with these tips & tricks, a superior mattress can help get you sleeping like a baby again. With all the potential health benefits, it’s certainly worth a shot!
For more information about our mattresses, visit our contact page or just give us a call at 1-800-908-0354. Plus, we have numerous stores throughout California with impressive showrooms and friendly associates ready to help you start sleeping soundly once again!