Texas Mattress Makers
April 24, 2017 · 7 min read
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The National SleepFoundation (NSF) Sleep Awareness Week© was established to encourage the public to prioritize sleep as a means towards leading a healthier and happier lifestyle.
This year’s theme is “Sleep Better, Feel Better.” and we are promoting this annual event by providing our top 5 proven solutions for people with sleep troubles.
Your circadian rhythm is the 24 hour cycle which determines the sleeping pattern for your body. This rhythm determines when your body releases hormones like melatonin, which helps you relax for deeper sleep. External factors such as your behavior, light exposure, and temperature can have major effects on your circadian rhythm.
Tips to Avoid Blue light:
Your eating habits have a major impact on your ability to fall asleep and sleep soundly. Getting a good night’s sleep can be as simple as making small adjustments to your eating habits!
Reduce your caffeine intake. Research has shown that even drinking caffeine in the morning can affect your sleep. People who suffer from insomnia may want to consider avoiding caffeine altogether.
According to the 2015 Sleep in America™ poll, stress is a key factor in causing shorter sleep duration and poor sleep quality. However, using the right stress reduction methods can help you close the gap in your sleep debt!
Tips for turning your bedroom into a relaxing peaceful sanctuary:
There are many common conditions that can lower your sleep quality or duration of sleep. According to Dr. Foldvary-Schaefer, at least 9% of women and 24% of men are affected by sleep apnea and yet about 80% of people suffering from this condition go undiagnosed.
When to see a doctor:
Sleep improvement tips for medical concerns
Studies have shown that exercising during the day helps you sleep more soundly at night. In fact, one study showed that exercise in insomnia patients with severe issues provided more benefits than most drugs. Exercise reduced time to fall asleep by 55%, total night awake time by 30%, anxiety by 15% and increased total sleep time by 18%!
We are excited to share the Texas Mattress Makers experience and expertise with you through our website. If you have any questions about a mattress or its components, our experts are happy to help whether you buy from us or not. Call us at (713) 341-6252 – we’re open 7 days a week in East Downtown Houston and Katy! Or, you can email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to answer any questions you have!
We are happy to help you as you explore your mattress options and provide the answers you want to know about sleep! Take our Mattress Quiz today to get a mattress recommendation by one of our experts!
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