There’s no better time than the present to start enjoying a healthy amount of sleep.
You put in the hours, you work hard, the least you deserve is a good night’s rest at the end of the day. The reality is that everybody needs good quality sleep to become the best version of themselves.
High quality sleep is essential for sensible decision making and the ability to focus. So making sure your sleep behaviors, device control and sleep area is in the best condition for you is possibly the best way to start off the new year.
Here are a few areas to look at to making your sleep experience the best one yet for yourself:
Develop Good Pre-Sleep Behaviors
Yes, that’s actually a thing. What you do in the hours leading up to your bedtime can have a tremendous impact on the quality and quantity of sleep you get. Drinking beverages with high caffeine content at night, excessive consumption of alcohol and overeating can make it difficult to get a good night’s rest. Work your way into a relaxing bedtime routine to ensure that you have set the tone to drift into sleep.
Listen to your body
Go to bed at the first sign you’re feeling tired, you’re more likely to fall asleep quickly. Sleep patterns become slightly more complicated by our behaviors as we grow older. We may choose to stay awake, even fight sleepiness, to pursue responsibilities and pastimes.
Set a Consistent Sleep Time
As boring as this might sound, setting a sleep routine might do you a world of good. Sleeping at a consistent time helps to regulate your body’s natural clock and could help you fall asleep and stay asleep for the night.
Put The Devices Away
A lot of us are guilty of bringing our devices to bed with the hopes of quickly catching up with what is happening in the world before we doze off. The reality is that using electronic devices before bedtime can be physiologically and psychologically stimulating in ways that can have a negative effect on your sleep. The blue light that’s emitted from these gadgets can make it difficult to fall asleep.
Perform a Bed Audit
Have a look at your bed and bedroom to determine if there are obvious hindrances to getting asleep. Are you sleeping in a comfortable bed? Are you using the correct pillow?
Consider the age and condition of your mattress (and your pillows), it could very well be worn or perhaps it’s not the right one for you altogether. Getting the correct fit, feel and level of support can be the single, most-effective thing you can do to improve your sleep.
Wishing you the best posture support for 2023
The SpineAlign Management Team