So how can we ensure that we get a good night's sleep?
Firstly find out what's right for you! Do you have the right pillow? Is it too soft or even too hard? Ensuring that you have a good pillow suited to your needs is critical to getting a good night's sleep. That's why the sleep better pillows that are available are worth looking at and trying.
Do you find yourself feeling tired even though you get the same amount of sleep as your partner or friends? Whilst it might be related to the quality of the sleep you are getting, the truth is that different people require different amounts of sleep.
Some people may need eight or nine hours sleep every night, whilst others may need just five or six per night. So it's important that you find out what right for you, by experimenting and then ensure that you get the number of hours sleep that you need every night.
When you know how many hours sleep you need each night then you need to adjust your schedule to ensure that you are getting the sleep you need. You should aim to go to bed at roughly the same time each day. Equally you should aim to wake up at the same time each morning.
Inevitably there are going to be times when you cannot keep precisely to your schedule. However, if most of the time you can stick to a bedtime or sleep schedule, then the less an occasional break in that schedule is going to affect you.
Do you find yourself having to get up during the night to go to the toilet? Even if overally you sleep the full number of hours you need, a broken sleep means that you are goint to feel less alert in the morning.
You therefore want to try to avoid this by avoiding drinks a few hours before you go to bed. You should also try to avoid drinking caffeinated drinks in the hours before you go to bed, as they will inevitably leave you feeling more alert.
You should also avoid eating a heavy meal close to bedtime because it can also affect the quality of your sleep. You should certainly aim to eat your main meal a few hours before bed.
I am guilty of this and I am sure many other people are too! Mmany of us find ourselves having a restless night, because we don't let ourselves wind down before bed.
It is recommended that we give ourselves an hour before we go to bed to simply relax. So that means turning off all those electronics, eBook Readers, iPads etc and taking the time to relax by having a bath, or reading, or another activity that helps you to relax and unwind. Then when you do go through to the bedroom it's time for the two of you and for sleep!
So with the right sleep better pillow, the right number of hours of sleep and ensuring you unwind before you go to bed you should be able to sleep better!
Nowadays most of us are always too busy and on the go. If we allow ourselves to get into a routine, enjoy better sleep we are going to find that we will more than likely, more productive during our waking hours!