Our sleep specialists at Mattress 1st are surprised at the number of clients that are uneducated about sleep health. In light of our big mattress sale, we couldn’t think of a better time to help our viewers improve their sleep health. This blog includes a collection of information, fun facts, and advice.
Sleep Health Information
Let’s review our healthy sleep checklist. If the following healthy habits do not fall under your sleep lifestyle, it may be time to reevaluate your sleep routine. Better mornings are just around the corner!
- You average 7 hours of sleep every 24 hours.
- You usually sleep through the night without long sessions of being awake or disturbed.
- You fall asleep within 15-20 minutes of lying down.
- You feel alert and productive the following day.
- Your partner & family do not notice snoring, pauses in breathing, restlessness or other odd sleep behaviors.
- You wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day.
Failing to confidently check every point off? No worries, 1 in 3 adults do not receive enough sleep every night. You are not alone and Mattress 1st is here to help.
Sync Your Schedules
Listen to your body’s internal clock. Following your natural sleep pattern is one of the essential strategies for restoring sleep health. If you fall asleep and wake up at the same time, you will begin to feel much more energized when your alarm clock rings. This sleep pattern is more beneficial than sleeping for 7 hours every night at different times. You’re probably wondering by now, and the answer is yes- avoid sleeping in on the weekends. The more your weekend and weekday schedule varies, the more exhausted you will feel. A quick tip- to help your body find it’s natural sleep schedule, let natural light enter your bedroom in the morning. Natural light encourages your body to start the day and will help your body follow its internal clock.
Be selective when taking naps. Even though naps do help the body catch up on missed hours, it can make falling asleep much more difficult. If you struggle with insomnia, always avoid naps or keep them below 20 minutes long. Try to fight the after dinner drowsiness, if you are feeling groggy from after your dinner, avoid laying down. Get up and do something mildly active to prevent falling asleep before your usual time.
If you are not tired, do not force your body to fall asleep. After 20 minutes of trying to drift off, leave your bedroom and transition to a different setting. Settle your body down by doing something relaxing; reading a book, take a bath, listen to music, etc. Sometimes taking a break from your bed is the insomnia fix you need!
Bed Time Meals
A large greasy meal before bed can be a recipe for insomnia. Avoid foods that cause indigestion, instead, choose light healthy snacks if feel hungry before bed.
Create a Bedtime Routine
Utilize the 20-30 minutes before bed to prepare your body for a full nights rest. Take a bath, read a book, listen to music but above all avoid stressful activity. Psychologically stressful activities can cause the body to secrete the stress hormone cortisol which can cause alertness and keep you awake. If you do tend to experience stress when your head hits the pillow, write down your thoughts and set them aside for tomorrow.
Quality Sleep with a Quality Mattress
How old is your mattress? A majority of problems with your sleep lifestyle could be the cause of a unsupportive or old mattress. If your mattress is 7 years old, it may be time to invest in a new mattress. At Montgomery’s Mattress 1st we have one of the ONLY heat mapping theaters in the nation. This highly advanced technology will use 4,000 tiny sensors to find your pressure points and lead you to the right mattress for your body and lifestyle. We have a wide selection of top quality mattresses in the industry. Our top specialists will help improve your sleep health, come visit! View our Mattress 1st page here
Interesting Sleep Facts
- People spend 1/3 of their life sleeping.
- The record for the longest period without sleep is 11 days.
- Within 5 minutes of waking up, you have forgotten 50% of your dreams.
- Sleep deprivation will kill you before starvation does.
- If it takes you less than 5 minutes to fall asleep you are actually sleep deprived.
- Sleep deprivation reduces pain tolerance.
- Snoring is the main cause of sleep deprivation in 90 million US adults.