Everything you do throughout the day will affect how you get
to sleep at night. Finding the right mattress and pillow can also play a key
part in the sleeping process. Developing healthy sleeping habits will not only
benefit you at night, but can help you have a more productive day and enhance
your mood. If you get a full night of restful sleep you may even be able to cut
out that morning cup of coffee or energy drink.
Suffering from sleep pain can appear in multiple forms. We
are not suggesting a cure to pain that can occur resulting to sleep loss, but
there are some healthy habits that you can use to try and ease the problem
Fibromyalgia is a medical syndrome that causes widespread
stiffness and pain in your muscles and joints. Sleep problems are quickly
established due to suffering throughout the night. Fibromyalgia coping
mechanisms include creating a quiet sleep environment. The presence of stress
has been shown to increase the intensity of pain. Exercise done regularly, even
low impact, can help improve symptoms and some sufferers have had success with
regular massage sessions.
Back pain can be easier to pinpoint a source of the problem.
A worn out mattress can easily cause multiple back and sleeping issues. When
your spine is constantly out of alignment due to a sagging mattress, you will
feel it throughout the night. Old coils will lose their spring causing the
mattress to slump. Foam mattresses can have the same type of problem, but you
tend to see when that issue is established. Coils you will feel, but not
necessarily be able to see that a problem is occurring.
Neck pain tends to be related more to your pillow than your
mattress. The intent of a pillow is to align your neck with your spine while
you sleep. If you have too many pillows or a flat pillow, you will not be able
to create the proper alignment. Depending on how you position your body at
night can affect what type of pillow will be best for you. Do not let price
trick you into thinking that the pillow you are using is good or bad quality.
Many expensive pillows can cause the same type of problems as a cheap pillow.
Are you not suffering from sleep pain, but still having a
hard time getting up in the morning? Your sleeping habits could be part of the
problem. One of the main problems with getting to sleep is using too much
technology before or while you are in bed. Exposure to bright light,
particularly blue light from phones and tablets, will keep you awake longer.
Alcohol and caffeine are some other issues that can keep you awake if you use
them right before bed. There are things you can do that will make getting up in
the morning easier. Exposing yourself to sunlight and having a consistent sleep
schedule will make morning smoother. Exercising daily and avoiding naps will
help your sleep process as well. The good thing about sleeping habits is that
bad ones can be broken and good ones can easily be established.