Feel better with a sleep schedule
Tired of feeling tired? There are many reasons that you could be feeling drowsy. One of those reasons could be your sleep schedule or lack thereof. Our bodies desire routine. They want to have a consistent bedtime and wake up time. If we don't have a regular schedule it can lead to exhaustion. But how do you develop a sleep routine?
On paper, it's as simple as designating a bedtime and setting your alarm every morning. However, as you're getting started it definitely feels more difficult than that. Your body will take time to adjust to your new-found schedule. You may need to develop this schedule slowly. Maybe you start off by going to bed 15 minutes earlier, then 30 minutes earlier and so on. Maybe you turn back your alarm by 15 or 30 minutes. It can take a little time for you to fully adjust but don't give up. Keep up the consistency and eventually, it will feel second nature. Also, when you're adjusting your sleep schedule, try to make a goal of sleeping 7 to 9 hours every night.
As you're adjusting your sleep schedule, keep in mind other things that can affect it. You'll want to turn the lights down as you're getting closer to bed so your body and mind start to adjust as well. You should try to avoid eating too close to bedtime, especially anything heavy. Your body should be given enough time to digest the food so it doesn't throw off your sleep. And consider turning off any screens before laying down. Watching TV or playing on your phone shortly before bed can affect your mind's ability to fall asleep. Involve yourself in relaxing activities before bed. Consider yoga, journaling, reading or listening to soft music before you hit the sheets.
It may take time to adjust to a new sleep schedule, but it will do your mind and body good. If you find that you're struggling to fall asleep because of discomfort and your mattress is the culprit, please reach out to us. We can help you find the right mattress to improve your sleep.
- Jeremiah Stettler