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Can't Sleep? Try This to Improve Your Rest

By Virginia Laird

The struggle to get enough sleep is real. Millions suffer with this battle on a routine basis. Health and wellness experts suggest there is no reason to suffer any longer. These experts have offered a few tips to help you overcome your sleep deprivation, including:

  • Check your mattress
  • Stretch before bedtime
  • Give yourself a bedtime

Check Your Mattress

Health and wellness experts suggest that those who struggle with sleeping should take a long look at their mattress. While there are many who believe a mattress lasts forever, this simply is not the case. A mattress does have an expiration date. It is it suggested that if your mattress is older than eight years it may be time to replace it. As you check your mattress, look for lumps and sags. Although you may believe this means your mattress is broken-in, it can actually mean it is broken down. A mattress with plenty of lumps and sags can affect your ability to rest well. Before bed tonight take a good long look at your mattress. It is hard to believe it, but changing an old mattress out can have immediate positive impacts on your ability to sleep.

Stretch Before Bedtime

There is research to suggest that stretching prior to bedtime can be beneficial for your relaxation. Health and wellness experts admit the stretches do not need to be anything more than light. Stretching the neck and back can help release tension build-up in the body throughout the day. This tension can get in the way of your rest. As you prepare to take on bedtime tonight make sure that you give this tip a try. It just may change your rest for the better.

Give Yourself a Bedtime

While a bedtime for the adult(s) in your home may not be a popular thought, or even one you think you can accomplish, it can be beneficial to your ability to sleep. Health and wellness experts advise that giving yourself a bedtime can help your body get into a routine to get tired at the same night time each night. Another reason to give yourself a bedtime is that it can help you make sure you get enough sleep each night. It is suggested that the average adult get at least six hours of sleep. However, if you are anything like I am, you have plenty to do and you are most successful getting things accomplished when the rest of the house is asleep. While you may feel this is a success, getting a lack of sleep is can be problematic to your overall health. Consider giving yourself a bedtime right away in an effort to improve your ability to rest better.

Today is the best day to start making positive changes which can better your ability to sleep.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Holly Springs, N.C.

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