Ah, you've done it again. You were meant to hit the sack hours ago but you couldn't stop binge-watching Netflix, checking your emails and/or catching up on housework. Or maybe you just couldn't say no to that evening caffeine fix and now you're tossing and turning, with your precious sleep window slowly closing.
You may not realise it when you wake up in the morning, but over time our favourite positions are causing everything from back and neck pain to stomach problems and even wrinkles. So is it time to kick your bad sleep position?
Few arguments can divide a household quicker than the good old bed making debate. The issue of whether or not you should make your bed in the morning has been tearing families up forever, and with good reason.
We’ve heard it a million times, “But my mattress is still so comfortable! I don’t need a new one.” It may be the case that your mattress still feels like heaven, but under all those foamy layers could be a bed that’s been betraying you for years!
Who hasn’t experienced from time to time, the feeling of drowsiness behind the wheel or kicking someone in your sleep? Whilst these behaviours are normal on occasion, they could also be an indication of a more problematic sleeping disorder. If you’ve ever questioned your sleeping behaviour, now’s the time to read up on 5 common sleep disorders and what you can do about them.
Sleeping. You spend a third of your life dreaming, and only dreaming of faces you have actually seen, true story! It is the one place that you don’t upgrade to new technology. You update your phone yearly, your computer when the whim takes you, your car when it is superseded, but the very thing that breathes life into you is an afterthought, not until you realise it has been 10 years or 3 relationships or a chronic pain in your back do you think to replace it.
Throughout most of human history, we went to bed shortly after the sun went down and woke up as it came up. There were of course some forms of light, such as candles, but it was not very bright so the typical person went to be early. Then along came light and threw a spanner in the works of our sleeping habits.
Lets have a look at the 3 main factors that influence your sleeping environment. Noise. We all know how hard it is to sleep when its noisy! Light.In general, it is best to sleep in darkness. Temperature. Many people like to sleep in a somewhat cool environment.
We all know the feeling at one point or another of lacking sleep. Maybe it’s because you have a new family and sleepless nights being up with the newborn have become the norm. Or potentially you have been cramming for some final exams and sleep was simply less important at that time. But have you ever thought of what it can do to you.
Most of us feel like a nap some times. You get to that point in the day when your mind starts to wander a little and you think if I just rolled under the desk and shut the eyes for a bit no one would even know. Then you think better of it and go and have your 3rd or 4th coffee instead and keep working away.
It’s not a simple decision and there is plenty of options out there so here are a few points to get you thinking about what type of pillow you really need to get that good night’s sleep. So let's take it down to simple terms, there are 3 main points that need to be considered when you are thinking about what to buy.
What is important to remember when thinking about memory foam mattresses is that not all foams are created equal. They can differ in quality, density, firmness, response to temperature and also durability and longevity. Memory foam that is manufactured in Australia are different from the alternatives sourced from China.
Do you remember when you purchased your current mattress? What is the time marker, before children / when you moved house / a change in relationship? Or, are you like many of us, your first mattress was a hand me down, with a dubious history and an undisclosed age? It is the one thing essential to life where age does matter.