Getting a good night’s sleep is important to your physical and mental health. Missing out on even a few hours of sleep can have significant implications for your ability to be attentive to tasks, including everything from making breakfast to completing your daily commute. Unfortunately, many people struggle to get enough sleep each night. Whether you’re in bed going over everything that you have to do the next day or trying to get comfortable on an old mattress, falling—and staying—asleep is not always as easy as it sounds. If you’re struggling to get the rest you need each night, these tips may help.
Check Your Mattress
An old, saggy mattress is a recipe for nighttime aches and pains. If you haven’t purchased a new mattress within the past eight years or so, it is definitely time for an upgrade. Even if your mattress is newer, your needs may have changed. For example, if you’ve developed chronic back pain due to an injury, you may benefit from switching to a firmer mattress to get more support. Investing in a quality mattress that lets you sleep pain-free is a good move for your comfort and your overall health.
Stick to a Sleep Schedule
If you’re always going to bed and getting up at different hours, your body won’t know when to be tired and when to be awake. Try to go to bed and get up around the same time each day, even on your days off. Doing so will get your body into a routine so that it knows when it’s time to fall asleep.
Cut Out Bedtime Distractions
When you climb into bed, do you reach for your phone and check your email? Do you flip on the TV and watch scary or action-packed shows? These habits will get your body and mind in active mode, so you’ll find it difficult to unwind and sleep. Put your phone down about an hour before bed, dim the lights, and find a routine that helps you relax, like having a cup of tea or meditating. This way, when you lie down for the night, you’ll find it easier to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep throughout the night.
Mancini’s Sleepworld has a huge selection of mattresses to help you get the restful sleep you need. Find out more about the wide selection in our 33 mattress stores across California by calling (800) 647-5337.