Sleep Tips & Tricks

Benefits of an Adjustable Bed After Surgery

Benefits of an Adjustable Bed After Surgery

Sleeping on an adjustable bed after surgery gives you the support needed for optimal healing and rest. Unlike sleeping on a normal flat bed, the natural curvature of your spine is maintained when you sleep on an adjustable bed. If you have a flat bed, you will have to use pillows to elevate your body and get a comfortable sleeping position. You might also use a rolled blanket to raise your legs if you lack extra pillows. Most people naturally try to mimic the positions of an adjustable bed, so clearly there are innate benefits. Here are some of the most notable benefits for post-surgery recovery.

Back Pain and Zero Gravity: Alleviate Pain With One Simple Position

Back Pain and Zero Gravity: Alleviate Pain With One Simple Position

Zero G is a position in which the legs are elevated above the heart to increase circulation. At the same time, the head and shoulders are also slightly elevated. The position was actually designed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a launch position for astronauts. The Zero G position took the pressure of the rocket launch off of the astronauts’ spines. It’s also the same position that the body naturally assumes when floating in zero gravity.

12 Tricks To Try When You Can't Sleep

12 Tricks To Try When You Can't Sleep

There are a variety of physical and mental factors that may keep you awake at night. Digestion problems or specific medical conditions may be disturbing your rest. A work schedule that is out of sync with your natural sleeping cycle will naturally cause fatigue. Anxiety, stress and worries you have can keep you waking up at night. On top of these psychological causes, physical changes can also cause you to wake up frequently. Use of stimulants prior to sleeping, and an unfavorable sleeping environment are just a few. You need to know how to sleep effectively and naturally. Here are a few tips to help you get a more fulfilling night of rest.

How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?

How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?

Sleep is necessary each and every day because it allows our bodies to feel restored and refreshed. But it is also important to get the right amount of sleep in a day. You need sleep to ensure your body doesn’t wear out during the day, and that is has ample time to rebuild at night. You have to review how much sleep you get each night so you can stay healthy and ready for the day. The timing that you require for sleeping should be identified well. But how much sleep do you actually require each night?

Can an Adjustable Bed Improve Your Health?

Can an Adjustable Bed Improve Your Health?

Adjustable beds are becoming standard in all bedrooms, and for good reason. People own them in their homes for both health and comfort. They alleviate cramped positions and improper sleeping posture. Flat foundations do the opposite and may cause difficulty breathing and poor blood circulation during sleep. Back pain also tends to get worse sleeping on flat a foundation. Adjustable beds have both therapeutic and health advantages over traditional beds. Below are some specific benefits of adjustables.

What You Need to Know About Napping

What You Need to Know About Napping

It is common to find people struggling with sleep in the afternoon and others napping. The fast economy today has people deprived of sleep and lacking time to take an afternoon nap. Naps are often accompanied by a few misconceptions, sometimes suggesting the person is lazy, unambitious or sick. However, naps are a natural way of your brain keeping up with your circadian rhythm.

How Long Can You Go Without Sleep?

How Long Can You Go Without Sleep?

We all have many things that we need to do each day. We all wish that there were more hours in a day than there are. But we all need to get enough sleep so we can stay healthy and focused. Some people try to cut back on their sleep as a means of doing more each day. But how long can you go without sleep? As it turns out, it can be dangerous for you to consistently miss sleep.

8 Tips for an Allergy-Proof Bedroom

8 Tips for an Allergy-Proof Bedroom

Having an allergy-proof bedroom is important because over a third of your life is spent there! You may experience allergic symptoms, ranging from mild to intense, in your bedroom if you do not take care of the room. It is possible for you to have an allergy-free bedroom. This will put to an end in the mornings you wake up with allergy symptoms like a scratchy throat, running nose, watery eyes, constant sneezing, low-level headaches and shortness of breath.

Health Benefits of Adjustable Beds

Health Benefits of Adjustable Beds

Your bed is more than a piece of furniture, it’s the space where you spend a full third of your life. Skimp on the quality of your bed and you’ll likely wind up tossing, turning and even snoring for countless hours, leaving you exhausted morning after morning. But, as we’ve seen over and over, taking a one-size-fits-all approach to sleep won’t do the trick.

How Long Can You Go Without Sleep?

How Long Can You Go Without Sleep?

We all have many things that we need to do each day. We all wish that there were more hours in a day than there are. But we all need to get enough sleep so we can stay healthy and focused. Some people try to cut back on their sleep as a means of doing more each day. But how long can you go without sleep? As it turns out, it can be dangerous for you to consistently miss sleep.

Alternatives to Traditional Alarm Clocks

Alternatives to Traditional Alarm Clocks

Not all people can wake up to a traditional alarm clock. An alarm clock might become too muddled with environmental sounds to recognize. You could be in such a deep state of sleep that it would be hard for you to hear the alarm clock. In other cases, the alarm might be too distracting or irritating to you. Fortunately, there are some alarm clock alternatives worth taking a look at. These are solutions that will help you to get up at a reasonable time. 

7 Health Benefits of Listening to White Noise

7 Health Benefits of Listening to White Noise

Are there health benefits to listening to white noise? Do benefits from listening to any kind of noise exist at all? White noise is an amalgam of several frequencies of sound, and it is a calming sound. It is the kind of sound that kills background noise and gives you a calm environment. 

You can get white noise from your radio if you stop at a signal between two radio frequencies or purchase baby noise maker. You can also download a white noise app or get it online. Below are seven reasons why white can help you sleep!

Tricks to Beat the Afternoon Crash At Work

Tricks to Beat the Afternoon Crash At Work

You’re trying to get all that work down during the day, but something terrible happens – everything stops and you can’t do a thing. You’ve suffered that afternoon crash. The afternoon crash happens to all of us at work. But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer from it. There are many things you can do to help lessen the burden of low energy during the afternoon.

Tips and Tricks for Getting a Perfect Night's Sleep

Tips and Tricks for Getting a Perfect Night's Sleep

Having a perfect night’s sleep has become a hard thing to do for many people. Some do not have enough hours for sleep, while others have difficulty sleeping because of daily stress. Using sleeping pills can help get to sleep, but practicing better sleeping habits will boost your daytime energy, productivity, immune system and brain and heart functionality. Emotional balance and creativity are boosted too after a good night’s sleep. Below are some easy tips you can use to overcome insomnia and experience a perfect night’s sleep.