None of us can deny the fact that sleeping is our first love and will always be. Even if you do deny, it’s a given that you have to sleep sooner or later. 😉 BTW, did you know if you don’t sleep for more than 72 hours you have a precise chance of dying? I’m not even kidding! It’s scientifically proven. But acknowledging the fact that the world is running at a pace all of us want to keep up with, it becomes difficult for us to catch a nice good night sleep that creates some or the other health issues for us and sometimes we cannot do anything about it.
So what will you do with all the catching up when you constantly stay unwell because of not getting enough sleep? To help you guys fight your adulterated versions of insomnia, we have compiled a list of a few common sleeping issues along with a way to fight them in the best possible manner. Now is when you must take notes.
Back aches are the worst and the most common issues that we all face. And to be honest, I have faced it the most. That’s how I can tell you guys how to sort this issue in the fastest and easiest way. If you wake up with a back pain, make sure you sleep on your back using a pillow underneath your legs to form a natural curvature of your body. If you choose to sleep on your side, keep a pillow between your legs. Notice that you’ll be free from your back pain in no time!
#2. TRYING TO SLEEP WITH NECK PAIN
Again, sleeping on your back is recommended. This is also called the supine position.
Have a partner that won’t stop snoring? Have them sleep on their side or try a pillow that keeps their head and neck straight. Also, there are special exercises they can do to strengthen the muscles of the tongue and throat.
#4. LEG CRAMPS
The best way to take care of leg cramps during the night is to get on a routine of stretching before going to bed. You may even want to try taking a yoga class on a regular basis.
#5. HEARTBURN/ACHING LEGS
Elevate your legs with a pillow and the venous blood will run downwards of your legs. Also, limit your caffeine intake 6 hours before bedtime and give your legs a nice massage or rub down. Believe it or not, sleeping on your left side prevents your food from returning up into the esophagus, thus preventing heartburn.
If you wake up with shoulder pain, it is highly advised to you not to sleep on your stomach. According to CNN, sleeping on your back is the healthiest way to sleep. If that doesn’t work, try sleeping on your side.
#7. CAN’T FALL ASLEEP
Turn off your cell phone and computers, do not drink any caffeine six hours before going to bed and try exercising when you wake up and again in the afternoon. This will get your circulatory system going, and it’s just good for you. Or just try counting sheep!
#8. CAN’T STAY ASLEEP
Seriously, turn your cell phone off before going to bed. Also, try minimising any alcohol you drink before bed. Moreover, the temperature of your room should be around 68-70 degrees Fahrenheit.
#9. CAN’T WAKE UP IN THE MORNING
Everyone has this issue, but it is pretty simple to solve. The key is repetition, so start waking up at the same time every morning, even on the weekends. Going to bed at 3:00 AM doesn’t help either.
#10. REST EASY
Follow these simple steps to obtain a perfect night sleep. If problems still persist, you should consult your doctor and look for a sleep therapist.