Few things are as frustrating as lying awake in bed for hours on end, trying desperately to fall asleep. If you’ve been experiencing insomnia on a long-term basis, it might be time to talk to your doctor about what might be causing it. Medical treatments may help break the cycle of sleeplessness. There are also plenty of tricks you can try at home to beat your insomnia, starting with replacing your old, worn-out mattress.  

Visit a mattress store. 

Sleep is so important for your health. When you’re chronically sleep deprived, you’re placing yourself at a higher risk of diseases like obesity and high blood pressure. Quality sleep is worth making an investment, so visit a mattress store to shop for a bed that will cradle you in comfort all night long. 

Get away from screens. 

Many people like to watch TV before going to bed, and many of them keep their smartphones next to the bed. If this describes you, it’s time to reduce your exposure to screens. Shut off your electronic devices, including your smartphone, at least an hour before bedtime. If you have a TV in your bedroom, move it somewhere else. Instead, spend the time reading a book or a magazine, or doing some gentle yoga moves. 

Stick to the same schedule. 

One of the reasons why so many people struggle with insomnia is that they follow different schedules on the weekends compared to the work week. Get into the habit of waking up and going to bed at the same time every day, even if you’re on vacation. Your brain will get accustomed to the routine, and you’ll be rewarded with better sleep. 

Avoid alcohol. 

People who struggle with insomnia sometimes resort to a nightcap to help themselves drift off to sleep. Although alcohol might help you fall to sleep initially, it has a tendency to wake you up throughout the night. Skip the alcoholic beverage and instead relax with a cup of decaffeinated tea. 

Mancini’s Sleepworld is the destination of choice for frustrated sleepers who are dissatisfied with their current mattress. We stock comfortable, cushioning mattresses at affordable prices, including name brands like Kluft and Tempur-Pedic. Call (800) 647-5337 to find one of our 33 mattress stores in northern California.