Getting a High-Quality Night’s Sleep*
As an adult, you should get a good eight hours’ worth of sleep every night. This will help you to recover from the day you have had, both physically (in terms of your body repairing tissue) and mentally (as your body will process all of the information you have taken in, filtering out the necessary to remember from the forgettable). If you fail to get sufficient sleep, you could experience a whole host of negative side effects. So, what can you do to guarantee yourself a good night’s sleep? Here are just a couple of steps that should get you started in the right direction!
Replace Your Mattress
You should replace your mattress once every eight years. Surprisingly few people are aware of this fact, and consequently there are tens of thousands of people out there sleeping on mattresses that just aren’t in good enough condition to provide them with the best night’s sleep they could get.
Now, a mattress is by no means a small purchase and it isn’t a purchase you should take lightly. You should dedicate plenty of time to researching the best mattresses on the market and perhaps even heading to show rooms in order to test different options out. Some will be firm, some will have special toppers, and some can even mold to your body shape in order to offer you all of the support that you need. Many suppliers will also offer a deal where you can return the mattress if it isn’t everything you wished for. Don’t be afraid to take them up on this if you find that the mattress you have purchased isn’t everything it was advertised to be.
Put Your Smartphone Away
We live in a technological generation, and this means that many of us are essentially glued to our smartphones at all times. It’ll be the first thing we look at when we wake up, as we will use it as an alarm, and it will be the last thing that we look at before we attempt to sleep, as we message our friends and family members goodnight. However, it’s extremely important that you put your smartphone away a little while before you intend to actually get your head down. Smartphones emit a type of blue light that can interrupt your body’s circadian rhythms, convincing your body that it is actually daytime rather than the night. This confusion can make it difficult for you to nod off. Invest in a stand alone alarm clock, so that you don’t even have the excuse of having to sleep with your phone in order to wake up on time.
Sure, there are plenty more steps you can take to improve your sleep quality. But these two options can help to get you started on the right foot. So, invest in a new mattress as soon as possible, and make sure to leave your phone well alone in the evenings. You will experience the benefits in next to no time!