How often do you get a good night’s sleep? While some people are blessed with the ability to quickly and soundly fall asleep nigh after night, many others toss and turn, and find themselves completely exhausted in the morning. Research shows that lying in bed for more than 15 or 20 minutes at a time without sleeping can actually make it more difficult to finally nod off. The secret to a good night’s rest then is to fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow.
Sleep medications may be the answer to some, but the most healthy rest is not induced by medication. Medical sleep aids might make someone fall asleep quickly, but may not allow for rest that lasts for many hours. Worse yet, if the dosage is too great, sleep medicine can mean you will wake up groggy and over medicated in the morning.
According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), the leading medical issues preventing sleep are back and neck pain, TMJ, and, for some, headaches. Naturally, your body desires and needs rest so even if you are suffering from one of these medical issues, your body will do what it came to attempt to get comfortable and get sleep. Did you know that when asleep, you often unconsciously change positions to avoid the pain and tension caused from sleeping in uncomfortable ways? Some types of adjustable beds imitate this kind of movement.
Many types of adjustable beds have been found to help otherwise exhausted sleepers get a good night’s rest by allowing them to automatically adjust their sleeping position. From the smallest twin adjustable bed to an expansive king size adjustable bed, the NSF reports that having a bed that adjusts may help take the pressure off body area that may make sleep uncomfortable. An adjustable memory foam, or other body conforming surface, may be an even greater aid in sleeping well.
You can not function well without a good night’s rest. Being tired makes you less alert for daily tasks like driving and using power tools, as well as significantly decreasing your ability to be effective at work. Worse yet, a pattern of little sleep and interrupted rest can lead to many health concerns. Getting an insufficient amount of sleep is linked to obesity, as well as other health concerns like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, breast and colon cancer and urinary problems. Give your body every chance to remain healthy and start working toward a more healthy sleep life. Creating a consistent sleep and wake up schedule is a great start, but for the added benefit of a restful night, consider purchasing one of many types of adjustable beds to keep you asleep.
Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat & massage also may provide temporary relief from: • Low Back Pain • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion • Edema or Swelling of the Legs • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring