The New Year is a time to make resolutions. It’s a time to look back at the past 12 months and think about the areas of your life where you would like to make a change. Maybe you feel that you would like to focus on something that’s been bothering you for a while, but you think that it would be impossible to find a way to make a difference. Getting a better night’s rest with restorative sleep is a good example. The reality is that making a few adjustments can lead to big improvements not only in the way you sleep, but your overall wellness.

Expert Advice

Over the past year, we’ve provided information and tips about how to achieve restorative sleep. This is the important type of sleep when the body and brain are able to be re-energized, restored, and repaired following a day’s worth of activities.  Most recently, we discussed the ways that the Luxury Hybrid™ mattress helps keep your spine in proper alignment and can help alleviate the pain that may be keeping you up at night. Finding the optimal sleep position and sticking to it can also help with a good night’s rest. When buying a new mattress, make sure you find the level of firmness that best fits your needs. There are several steps that you can take to fix your sleep schedule and get the most out of your day. You may also want to try to listen to relaxing music before bed to help unwind. Of course, you’ll want to find a fully adjustable pillow that keeps your spine in alignment too, like the SpineAlign pillow.

Keeping New Year's Resolutions

The hardest part about a New Year is not making the resolution, it's sticking to the solutions. It's easy to join a gym at the beginning of the year, and to make it a priority to go a few days a week. But then, life gets in the way a few weeks into January or February and you find yourself not going to the gym anymore. As with any resolution, not just the gym, it is imperative that you set yourself realistic goals that can actually be attained. It is also much more effective to start small and gradually shoot higher. For example, if one of your resolutions is to get more quality sleep, instead of trying to put the pressure on yourself to get to bed earlier when you’re a night owl, slowly unwind in order to fall asleep earlier. Make the adjustment slowly and consistently. When you set small, realistic goals for yourself, your resolution can be much more attainable and sustainable.

Setting Yourself Up for Success

We often feel as though there is not enough time in the day to get everything we want to get done. Sleeping in or having to rush to do certain tasks often makes getting up and starting the day right seem close to impossible. Proper sleep on a proper mattress can actually make or break the success of the New Year's Resolutions you make for yourself. The SpineAlign Luxury Hybrid™ Mattress not only supports your body in its most natural position during sleep, but it also supports all the resolutions you have made for the upcoming year. The multi-layer construction of the luxury hybrid mattress is designed to help you sleep more comfortably and soundly so you can wake up feeling refreshed and motivated to start the day.

Get Support From Those Around You

Accountability plays a huge role in goals or changes you make for yourself. By speaking your resolutions out loud, or even by writing them down, you are much more likely to visualize your goals and follow through with them. If being your own motivator in the beginning isn’t enough, you can work with someone in your life to hold each other accountable for the changes you each want to make in the upcoming year. If you both have fitness goals you want to achieve, go to the gym together; if you both want to read more, join a book club together. The list is endless, but being accountable for your actions is the only way to make things happen. Just remember, don’t put too much pressure on yourself to achieve your resolutions, instead, start small and see how many healthy habits you can accomplish.