Do you wake up in the middle of the night? Does it seem impossible to get back to sleep? Here are some ways you could fix that problem by fixing your sleep position. We also discuss fixing your bedding situation to make sure you can get to sleep and stay asleep.
Most of us start our days in a rush. Rushing to get up because we hit the snooze one too many times, dropping kids off at school and fighting traffic to get to work. Breakfast is skipped and lunch may be a small portion of left overs and a snack, definitely not enough to sustain us all day.
When we think about the end of daylight saving time we probably only think of one thing… MORE sleep! That sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? Well, not so fast. While more sleep is typically a good thing, the sudden change can also put strain on your body, as it throws your whole sleep pattern out of whack!
Sit down, close your eyes and envision your bedroom. Can you see it? Good. Now carefully, think about the sounds you hear while you are trying to sleep at night. Do you hear a train, cars, dogs barking, the TV? While you may not know it, “your brain continues to register and process sounds on a basic level. Noise can jostle your slumber – causing you to wake, move, shift between stages of sleep, or experience a change in heart rate and blood pressure.” These noise factors may be inhibiting your sleep, whether you are fully aware of it or not.
Sleep is important, we all know this. Have you ever been around someone who is tired or just woke up on the wrong side of the bed? We probably all have…can you say cranky? Yikes, steer clear! It’s no secret that sleep is good for our health and our relationships, which is why we shouldn’t be surprised to learn that couples who don’t get enough sleep, fight more.
It's January. That means it's all too easy to tell yourself, "THIS is the year I'm going to conquer everything, get incredibly fit, quit all of my bad habits, and be everything to everyone... while also finally incorporating yoga, meditation, and mindful "me" time into my life."
I spend a lot of time thinking about sleep. It's my job. And beyond that, I'm a true believer: I went from not sleeping very well and dismissing it with an "I guess it's just the way I am, and I'm not really interested in taking sleeping pills" to appreciating the delicious feeling of waking well-rested. The first time it happened was a revelation. I felt AH-MAZING, and immediately became jealous of my husband, who apparently wakes up feeling that great all the time.