There are dozens of reasons why people can’t sleep.
The subject of sleep is a fascinating (and sometimes frustrating) study that has intrigued mankind for eons. We by no means pretend to present “the answers” – but we would like to share some pertinent insights with you, which have been developed over the years. In the hope that some of it will be useful to you in the one endeavour which we all share: Getting a good night’s sleep!
And we all know that a good night’s sleep is the foundation for feeling and looking our best when tomorrow rolls around.
Why Can’t You Sleep
There are literally dozens of reasons why people can’t sleep. But if you look at the major ones, here’s what we find:
Medical & Physical Reasons:
Back or neck pain, swelling or poor circulation of the legs — or “restless leg,” hiatus hernia, acid reflux, asthma, arthritis or rheumatism pain, muscular over-exertion, sleep apnoea, fibromyalgia, stress, tension or fatigue.
Any or all of these ailments – and others – can keep you from sound sleep.
Many of these problems are alleviated by sleeping in an electric adjustable bed where the upper and lower sections of the bed can be adjusted to EXACTLY the most pain-free and comfortable position. And if you add massage, that may also help make sleep come more easily.
Most people use the term “insomnia” to describe a sleeping problem characterized simply as the inability to fall asleep. It’s estimated that on any given night, one out of three adults will NOT get a good night’s sleep — with insomnia being one of the culprits.
There are three types of insomnia:
- Transient– is most common. Typically when you can’t sleep on the eve of a big event like a wedding or job interview.
- Short-term– may last for several weeks and often develops at a stressful time like a serious family illness or loss of a job.
- Long-term or chronic– can last months or years. Sometimes begins in childhood. A vicious cycle – the more you worry and try to sleep, the more you can’t.
Most insomnia can be treated and cured. Discuss it with your doctor or a sleep specialist.
People are often unaware that an old or poor quality mattress can be causing them a poor night’s sleep. A mattress that sags is your enemy.
Without the support and comfort of a good quality mattress, you won’t know a good night’s sleep. An Adjustable Bed with a quality mattress is even better because it moves your body into precisely the right position for maximum comfort. And it’s infinitely adjustable to hundreds of positions.
Contrary to popular belief, a FIRM mattress may NOT be best for your back. While doctors have traditionally recommended hard beds for chronic low back pain sufferers, a new study finds people who slept on a MEDIUM firm mattress were twice as likely to improve as those who slept on a FIRM mattress.
The physical atmosphere of where you sleep has a large bearing on how well you sleep. This is the place to use some common sense. TEMPERATURE of your bedroom should not be too hot. A warm bedroom can make you restless. QUIET is important to good sleep. If it’s not possible to escape noise, try earplugs or have a constant sound (like a fan or air conditioning) in the room. LIGHT can keep you awake. If you can’t sleep in total darkness, use a night light for the soft glow of reassurance in your bedroom. Leave your phone down stairs. The mind can only concentrate on one thought at a time, tell you mind that thought is sleep.
Call us to find your dream bed. Care to Comfort 012959000.