The term “sleep hygiene” refers to habits and rituals that
can promote better quality sleep. The idea of good sleep hygiene was developed
in the late 1970s as a method to help people with mild to moderate insomnia
fall asleep and stay asleep. If you want to get a better night’s
sleep, keep these good sleep hygiene practices in mind. You may also want to
visit a mattress store in San Francisco to see what a new mattress can do for your sleep quality.
Maintain a Regular Sleep Pattern
According to the National Sleep Foundation, the most important
sleep hygiene measure is to maintain a regular wake and sleep pattern. This means you
should try to go to bed and wake up at roughly the same time throughout
the week. Staying up and sleeping in very late on the weekends can disrupt
your sleep schedule at the beginning of the week.
Avoid Stimulants Close to Bedtime
Not surprisingly, one of the easiest ways to fall asleep more easily is
to avoid stimulants close to bedtime. Caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol
are some of the most common stimulants people consume before bedtime that
make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Associate Your Bed with Sleep
No one will blame you for wanting to read or watch TV on your bed, especially
if you have a comfortable new mattress from Serta, Sealy, or Tempur-Pedic,
but you really should get in the habit of using your bed for sleep only.
Associating your bed with sleep will help you fall asleep more quickly
at night when you lay down, which can ultimately help you get more sleep
Good sleep hygiene can certainly promote a better night’s sleep,
but so can a comfortable new mattress from Mancini’s Sleepworld.
We provide the best selection of mattresses in the Bay Area, and we guarantee
the lowest prices of any mattress store in San Francisco. Call us toll-free
at (800) 647-5337 if you have any questions about
buying a new mattress.