As a mattress seller, one question I frequently encounter from my customers is, “Which is the right bed for me?” My answer always is the same, “It depends”. Just like there is no one size that fits all, there is no one bed that suits everyone. The right bed depends on several factors.
The first factor you have to consider when you get a new bed is your sleeping position. An important point to remember here is the position you wake up from sleep not the position you try to sleep in. So even if you try to sleep on your back, but if you always wake up on your right, then you are a right sleeper.
The second factor to consider is the position of your hands. Depending on where you place your hands you have to decide on the size of the bed you are about to buy.
The third and most important factor to consider is the level of hardness or firmness you desire in your bed. While some love to sink into their beds, others find too fluffy and soft beds disturbing. However there is a difference between the softness and the firmness of a bed. Softness is how the bed feels when you first lie on it and firmness is how it feels when you are deep asleep. Research proves that people sleep better when they choose a bed based on its firmness and not softness.
Here I outline the strategy you can follow when you go bed-shopping:
Do not do mattress shopping in a hurry. Plan at least a few hours exclusively for mattress shopping.
Identify the position in which you lie and the position you wake up in before you go shopping.
Lie down on each bed for at least 10-15 minutes and identify the one that feels good for you.
No matter how much we toss and turn, some of us are unable to fall asleep when we lie down. While a lucky few, quickly slip off into dreamland as soon as their head hits the pillow. So what do these lucky few do right that the rest of us is doing wrong?
Here we give you a few techniques that can help you fall asleep quickly.
The first and foremost thing to do is to unplug all electronic devices at least an hour before going to bed. If you try to fall asleep right after watching few hours of television, or playing adrenaline pumping video games or simply looking at your Smartphone for hours together, then your brain takes time to shut off and to let you fall asleep. Instead at the end of the day, you can unwind with a good book or listen to calming music. Even doing simple chores around the house can help you fall asleep easily. Make it a habit never to bring your electronic devices like laptops, mobile phones to bed. It is also better if you don’t have a television in your bedroom.
If you are not able to fall asleep once you lie on the bed, you can try deep breathing. Focus on inhalation and exhalation. Calm your mind and try to get rid all the thoughts that pop into your head. Close your eyes and take deep slow breaths. Try to extend each breath.
Try relaxing your muscles one by one. Start from your toes and slowly tense each muscle as tightly as you can and then unclench the muscles. Do this repeatedly till you reach the muscle groups at the top of your head. Finally close your eyes and imagine a calm peaceful environment and submerge yourself there.
Follow these techniques and banish sleeplessness and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep.
We are all aware of the innumerable benefits of a good night’s sleep. However studies reveal that most adults do not get the required amount of shut eye. Luckily, there are time tested sleep tips that help you to fall asleep quickly. Here we list out a few tips that will help you sleep like a baby in no time.
Have an alarm to go bed. Unlike the early morning alarm, that makes us want to scream, this alarm can be soothing. Make sure you set an alarm on your mobile phone. As soon as it goes off, no matter what you are doing, make it a habit to hit the bed.
Do not drink alcohol right before bedtime. This makes you wake up often in the middle of the night and you may find it harder to go back to sleep.
Keep your bedroom dark. Switch off the mood lightings and sleep in a pitch dark room. Studies reveal that sleeping in total darkness helps your body to recover damaged cells quickly making you feel fresh in the morning.
Do not overheat or freeze your bedroom. Adjust your thermostat to the right temperature so that you don’t feel too hot or too cold.
Paint your bedroom in soothing colours like blue, green and grey. Avoid bright colours like red that stimulates your senses making it harder for you to fall asleep.