Buying a new mattress is not fun. You have to head to a mattress store, lay around on mattresses for longer than you’d like, haggle with a salesperson about an aggressively overpriced mattress, then wait for a delivery guy to show up weeks later. But is there a better way?
I hear the same thing all the time from my customers. “Why are there so many different mattresses to choose from?” Years ago there was just a soft one and a firm one. And the short answer is that one type does not fit all.
Research by theBetter Sleep Councilfound that 35% of those surveyed thought that a hybrid or innerspring bed was the best technology for a good mattress.Innerspring mattressesremain the most popular type of mattresses on the market today and for good reason.
In 2013 the CDC reported that 9 million Americans took prescription sleep aids. We have 3 tips to help with a good night’s sleep without taking drugs.
1. Melatonin – Melatonin regulates your sleep/wake cycle or circadian rhythm. Several foods contain natural melatonin without having to take a supplement. The best, we found, is tart cherry juice taken before bedtime. Other foods containing high amounts of melatonin are pineapples, bananas, kiwi, and tomatoes.
You’ve undoubtedly heard people extol the benefits of exercise over and over again. It can boost your mood, lower your risk for developing diseases such as hypertension and diabetes and help you feel more energetic.
Do you wake up refreshed every morning, bounding out of bed ready to tackle whatever the day may throw at you? If you answered no to that question, you’re not alone. Many people suffer from low energy levels. It’s all they can do to tear themselves out of bed when the alarm goes off, never mind bounding anywhere.
Have you ever met someone who doesn’t like to nap? Probably not, because napping is awesome! Whether it’s a quick power nap, a long cat nap or just grabbing some shuteye on a lazy summer afternoon, naps actually have many benefits to your health, as well.
You’ve undoubtedly heard the old expression, “You should never go to bed angry.” It’s meant to encourage people to work out their problems immediately rather than letting them simmer. But what if that old expression is just plain wrong?
Is your Instagram devoid of photos posted after 8 pm? Do you awaken to 30 text messages on your phone that were sent after you went to bed the night before? Has your waiter ever asked you at dinner if you wanted the early bird special? Are you in your pajamas around the time your roommate starts getting ready for a night on the town?
You go out with your friends on a Friday night after work for happy hour. One drink becomes two, or maybe even three, and suddenly you find yourself nodding off at the bar while your friends hit the dance floor. You figure you may as well go home and get some shuteye. But a couple hours after you hit the pillow, you’re suddenly wide awake. You can’t sleep after drinking, and you spend the rest of the night tossing and turning in bed, regretting that third glass of wine.
Whether through e-mails, Facebook messages or other avenues, we hear the above complaints from our customers all the time. It seems no one is getting the right type of rest, even though they may be getting the recommended eight hours of sleep. This led us to wonder: Why are people always feeling tired despite the fact that they’re sleeping enough? We decided to investigate, and we were mighty surprised by what we found.