Published on April 5th, 2016 | by Home and Family0
4 Reliable Solutions for Improving Your Sleep Quality
Did you know that, according to the National Sleep Foundation, most adults need about seven to nine hours of sleep per night? Unfortunately, many people get no where near the recommended amount of sleep — and people getting less than seven hours of sleep per night are far more likely to unintentionally fall asleep during the day.
If you?re looking for a path to better sleep, you may be in for a lot of trial and error. What might work for some people doesn?t necessarily work for you. There are, though, a few fairly reliable solutions that could work out well for your situation. Let?s review.
1. Change the Temperature
Did you know that you?re more likely to sleep well if your room is slightly cool? Experiment a bit with the temperature in your room. Sometimes, something as simple as getting a fan next to your bed during the warmer nights can make a world of difference.
2. Make Sure There?s No Underlying Issue
Did you know that millions of people in the U.S. suffer from sleep apnea — and thousands of people are living with the condition undiagnosed? Someone suffering from sleep apnea stops breathing for dozens, even hundreds of times during the night and this leads to very poor sleep quality and numerous health issues. If you suspect you have the symptoms of sleep apnea (snoring, headaches, fatigue, etc.) you should see a doctor for an official diagnosis and potential solutions.
3. Adjustable Memory Foam Bed
You spend many hours of your life on your mattress, so it?s something in your life worth investing a little more in Adjustable bed systems can allow you to raise different parts of your body for maximum comfort depending on what your sleep issues are. Some adjustable memory foam beds also come with options like heat or massage, which can help improve sleep quality overall.
4. Block Out the Noise
Many people are light sleepers, meaning they are especially susceptible to being woken up by noises throughout the night. In this case, it can be a good idea to either invest in a white noise machine (which usually comes with additional options, like the sound of an ocean, rainforest or rain) and/or get ear plugs. You might be surprised by the difference in sleep quality this simple change makes.
Would you say you generally experience undisturbed sleep? Let us know!