All individuals are different when it comes to what helps them fall asleep. The following aspects of the sleep environment are all important in inducing sleep and being well rested.
Health professionals recommend an adjusted or elevated sleep position to “help” any of the above issues. Think about it – if you snore, shouldn’t your head be elevated to open the airway to reduce snoring? Same with acid reflux or sinus congestion and many breathing issues. Elevating your legs and bending your knees may reduce lower back pain and discomfort by taking pressure off the hips, while also helping your mattress support the small of your back more effectively. Try it tonight- put a pillow under your knees - it has been shown that this will often help reduce back pain, as well as hip and knee discomfort.
Relaxation is a way of life – a state of mind. But in today’s fast-paced world, technology is also a way of life. With new technology emerging each day, it’s not hard to believe that we now have ways to analyze and improve our sleep cycle.
Many believe that a yawn is in response to excess carbon dioxide or shortage of oxygen in the lungs. This notion is false and probably assumed because of the gasp that takes place at the end of yawns.
Insomnia is one of the most common sleep difficulties reported in the United States today, as it’s currently estimated that up to 30% of Americans have been diagnosed with some form of the disorder,1 which is characterized by a problem falling and/orstaying asleep.