Sleeping is important to our health and the fact that we spend a third of our lives sleeping should be enough to make you want to have a good night’s rest. But not many people can sleep well, due to various factors. Here is a list of specialists’ recommendation for those who have trouble sleeping.
- Solve Shoulder Pain
If your shoulder is painful, your best position is to sleep while lying on your back on a thin orthopedic pillow. Take another pillow, put it on your stomach and hug it; this way your shoulders will be in a good position.
- Solve Back Pain
The mattress must not be very soft. You can sleep on your back and have a pillow under your knees and a rolled towel under your lower back. If you like to sleep on your stomach, put a pillow under your pelvis and lower part of the abdomen so that the back will keep its natural curve. For those sleeping on their sides, the fetal position is perfect. Add a small pillow between your knees too.
- Neck Pain
The best option here is to sleep on your back and have a roll pillow under your head and 2 under your arms. For side sleeping or stomach sleeping, use thin pillows.
- Can’t Sleep?
It’s better not to use light screens in bed (phones, laptops, tablets), they will not help you fall asleep. Try not to consume caffeine beverages or sweets 6 hours before going to sleep.
Exercise in the morning and in the evening to tone your body, improve blood circulation – it will help you fall asleep.
- Do You Wake Up in The Middle of the Night?
Room temperature for sleeping should be 20-22 degrees Celsius. Also avoid drinking alcohol before going to sleep, as it affects your sleep, causing water imbalance in your body.
- Problems Waking Up?
Simple answer: You snooze, you lose! Put your alarm at the same hour every day and your body will learn the schedule.
- Problems with Snoring?
Don’t sleep on your back, try sleeping on your side and use a harder pillow to keep your head in the right position.
- Do You Get Leg Cramps?
You’re one of the 80% people that get it, no matter your age. If it happens too often, then it might be connected to a disease. Exercise before bedtime and make it a regular activity for the best results.
- What Prevents You from Catching a Good Night’s Sleep?
If you have heartburn, try sleeping on your left side.
Do your legs ache? Roll a pillow or a blanket and lift your legs. Massaging and avoiding caffeine 6 hours before sleeping will also help.