Do you remember the last time you had a good night’s sleep? For many, sufficient sleep is a rare thing, especially with the challenges of working from home. Diet, stress and technology are just some of the causes that may limit the sleep you receive.
However, some of the reasons you may not be able to sleep at night are caused by sleep disorders such as insomnia, narcolepsy or sleep apnoea. Not only can these sleep disorders negatively affect your life, but your energy, mood and productivity will deteriorate too.
If you are looking to improve your sleep quality and overcome these sleep disorders, you’re at the right place! Here are 3 essential tips you can use to ensure you get a good night’s rest.
The first way to get started is to track your sleep habits. This can give you a better idea of what happens throughout the night, as well as provide you with key information on how well you are getting on with your sleep. You can download apps such as Snorelab or Sleep Cycle and use them as a digital diary every night. However, if you do not wish to use your phone before bed, you can always stick to using a pen and paper.
Here are a few things you can record:
• What time you went to bed
• What time you wake up
• Any food or beverages consumed before sleep or in the middle of the sleep
• Your mood and emotions before sleep
This is also a good way for you to notice trends in your sleep behaviour as it can help you identify any issues that you may not already know.
Many individuals suffer from waking up feeling groggy due to a disrupted circadian rhythm. This is an internal body clock that controls the release of a hormone known as melatonin, which makes you drowsy. Melatonin is mainly regulated by exposing yourself to light.
If you find that your circadian rhythm is out of tune due to late-night sleep times and waking up early in the morning, here are a few solutions:
• Take short breaks at work
• Increase your light exposure when working and minimise it during sleep
A quality mattress is an essential part of good sleep. As we spend between 7 to 10 hours every night in bed, getting a better mattress can help you to overcome any sleep issues you might be facing.
If you are looking for a new mattress to pick up, you should consider Four Star’s Chiro series mattresses! Not only are they comfortable and made of high quality, but they can alleviate any back pains you might be suffering from, giving you peace of mind and sleep without disruptions. Get a king bed with storage and you too can receive quality sleep and save on space.
Feeling hot while sleeping? If you are struggling to cope with Singapore’s tropical weather, then opting for Four Star’s Detense ArcticSilk cooling mattress is another excellent choice! Not only is it cool and comfortable with its gel-infused memory foam material, but it is also the first cold and anti-static mattress available in Singapore. The Detense ArcticSilk can release the excessive static that is built up in your body from working all day so that you can wake up feeling energised!
It is also important to take into account any alcohol or caffeine consumption before you head to bed as they can also affect the quality of sleep that you receive. As long as you stick to the tips above and keep to a consistent sleep routine, you will be able to get to the root of your sleep problem and receive the sleep that you desire.
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