As the year comes to a close and we welcome a new year, we should celebrate this next chapter of life with a smile on our faces and joy in our hearts. We can only do this when we let go of our stress and take a break from our constant worries. One consequence these troublesome problems can cause is difficulty sleeping and maintaining sleep. Due to this, our days subsequently get ruined and the joy we ought to have felt is snatched away from the tips of our fingers - just because we are cranky and get easily annoyed. More than that, the lack of sleep causes people to be unproductive in their daily lives which should never be the case.
Here at Warm Things, we take special consideration of these problems and we want to help you resolve them. You deserve the best sleep you can have, so we compiled a quick guide to better improve your sleep. We took into consideration some of the most common problems that may cause sleep deprivation, and we offered some tips and advice to help you address them.
Before anything... Keep calm! In a lot of instances, sleep evades you because there’s too much going on in your life both physically and mentally. The key to having a restful sleep is to stop doing active work before going to sleep. This would occupy your mind which will consequently lead to a domino effect of overthinking and hyperactive thoughts.
To address these issues, we recommend that you stop working at least an hour before going to sleep. You should start “cooling down” and reset your system as your bedtime approaches. Furthermore, we suggest that you cut off all sources of caffeine and its derivatives after noontime. This specific chemical has a physiological effect on your body which “activates” it and makes it hyperactive; it physically makes you want to stay awake and alert. So, the best way to combat it is to avoid it altogether (which is hard, since most of us love coffee! But you have to do it so you can have a better rest as you sleep).
Finally, a good meditation to calm your mind and spirit would be effective in helping you achieve a good night’s sleep. The problem that might cause you loss of sleep may not just be physical, but mental as well. Meditation can help you center yourself and be able to achieve a “peaceful” state, which will then result in you calming down. You should take the time and pamper yourself with a quick meditative moment to help you destress which subsequently improves your sleep. We hope that all of these efforts that you ought to do will ultimately invite the best sleep that you can have.
Aside from the above mentioned reason that prevents you from achieving a fruitful sleep, there may be tangible, physical reasons that deprive you of a good night’s sleep. This may be some bodily pains, snoring, body temperature, or actual insomnia. These things may be some of the reasons why your sleep is not the best that it could be, but here at Warm Things, we try our best to help you with your problems.
Disclaimer: These suggestions are not meant to be medical advice, and if you think that there may be a medical reason underlying your lack of sleep, please visit your physician to have yourself checked. These suggestions are mere ideas and propositions that you can try out that may potentially help improve your sleep during the evening.
Do you have a worse night because your body is in pain? You try to go to sleep, but your back or your nape hurts? In a 2018 research, Frontiers in Psychiatry have reported and found a link that associates insomnia and chronic pain as having a bidirectional relationship. It means that each problem mutually reinforces each other; insomnia or lack of sleep causes you to have more bodily pain, and you may end up sleeping worse because of experiencing pain and discomfort.
In the same research, they said that between 50 to 88% of people who have experiences of chronic or persistent pain also complained of insomnia. This means that body pain is one major factor that causes you to lose your sleep. We do not want you to continue experiencing that and Warm Things is here to help you address this problem. Here are some of our suggestions:
Body pain is one of the biggest problems that separate you and a night of great rest, so we hope that with these suggestions, you get to experience a better sleep!
Pain is just one factor that may impact the quality of your sleep. Another example is the type of sleeper you are. Warm Things would group sleepers into four broad classes: Always Warm, Warm to Normal, Normal to Cold, and Always Cold. Knowing your body and what group you belong to is a step you should take to achieve better sleep. This will help you buy the correct things to aid you in facilitating a better rest and minimize the struggles you may potentially face that prevent it.
We compiled a quick guide on choosing the correct type of comforter based on the type of sleeper you are. We hope that this will help you in getting a good night’s sleep! You can check it out here.
Both of these are perennial problems that haunt everyone at some point. They usually sign that your daily life is probably too stressful and you are probably biting off more than you can chew. Emotional distress, exhaustion, and trauma may also contribute to this problem. The primary thing we can suggest for you to resolve these problems is to attempt to prioritize the things that are important. Recognize that you may be going through something and therefore, you should adjust your life accordingly.
The point here is that you should think of your needs and put yourself first. It is not selfish to love yourself. Everyone should make it a point to prioritize yourself especially when things are getting too difficult. All these challenges may manifest themselves in places you don’t expect, like during evenings when you’re trying to sleep. For this reason, Warm Things would like to remind you that your rest and your sleep are important, and we hope that you get a good quality sleep because you deserve it.
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