If you did not already know, Sleep Options creates new sleep tips every Tuesday for our readers! Located on our Blogger site, these weekly sleep tips are little reminders and ideas of how you can get a better night’s sleep, take care of your mattress, and enhance your daily routine. With over a year’s worth of tips, there are definitely some favorites amongst our readers. Enjoy the top 10 sleep tips pulled from our popular posts section on the blog!
Although both nightmares and night terrors are both scary occurrences, they should not be confused with one another. Night terrors and nightmares happen during different phases of our sleep cycle and show different symptoms. Let’s take a deeper look into the differences between nightmares and night terrors.
One of the easiest habits to break is making your bed. This habit however, is one of the easiest to start, and the effects from such a simple chore can have a resounding positive effect on the rest of your day. This isn’t to say that making your bed has been scientifically proven to help you sleep better or cure your sleep disorder, but there is a mutual understanding amongst those who do make their bed that it does help. It is common to not feel the need to make your bed simply because you will mess the sheets up later when you go to sleep. You may feel that it is a waste of a precious few minutes that you could spend sleeping! But for those of you who do not make your bed, you are missing out on better sleep and a much more active day!
We all know how hard it is to get out of bed some days. Between forcing ourselves to wake up and getting ready for the workday, mornings can be very stressful. If you start your day in a hurried, time-restricted manner, you will most likely find it difficult to fall asleep at night. Making some small changes and additions to your morning routine can better prepare you for the day and provide you with a better night’s rest. Here are 5 ways that you can change your mornings for better sleep:
Do you feel a little guilty after all that Thanksgiving turkey? Are you planning on hitting the gym at some point today? Well, we’re glad to hear that, and not because we think you need to lose your holiday weight. Exercising has many health benefits that range from better heart health and blood pressure to stress reduction and mood enhancement. But if working out is so good for everyone, then why don’t some people do it? The most frequent excuse for not exercising is because a person claims to be too tired. Ready for the irony? Exercise is a lifestyle habit that can help you get a peaceful, longer night’s sleep and keep you energized throughout the day.
It’s 6:30 AM and your alarm clock starts blaring in your ear, jolting you from your night’s rest. In your mind, all you keep thinking is “just a little longer,” so you groggily roll over and hit the snooze button. Sound familiar? The average person hits the snooze button 3 times before getting out of bed. Therefore, we all are victims of snoozing our alarm clocks to get that extra 9 minutes of sleep, but how can this impact the rest of our day?