Tuesday, September 9, 2014

4 Ways you Should Never Sleep

Doctors and sleep experts alike are constantly giving out tips for better sleep. They let others known which positions increase circulation, as well as how to promote comfort … just by the position you lay in each night. And while there are an infinite ways to improve sleep quality by what you are doing, there are also plenty of ways to achieve the same results by what you don’t do. From positions to the time that you roll into bed each night, avoid these four common practices to gain better rest. 


Heading to bed at a different time each night – and waking up at a different time –can throw your natural clock for a loop. Even when schedules change, consider keeping a regular sleep pattern to help naturally train the body when it’s time to sleep, and when it’s time to start the day. Weekends might be somewhat of an exception, but daily changes can often create the most damage. Even if you don’t notice it at the time. 

With Unsupportive Sleep Accessories

If your bed or pillow has seen too many years of use, they may not be supporting your alignment like they should. Though unnoticeable while sleeping, this lack of structural integrity can lead to aches and pains, or even a muscle related injury down the road. Instead, consider replacing these items or gaining the help of a mattress pad or pillow wedge. 

On Your Stomach

At least not exclusively. Stomach sleepers have a larger tendency to let the spine “sink” into the bed, which causes additional pain. Instead, talk to your doctor about which sleeping positions will be best for your body. 

On Outside Furniture

While it may be nice to snooze on the couch every now and then, doing it to often can cause some serious medical side effects. Same goes for the recliner. Or, if you must nap while watching the evening news, look to a back or neck prop that won’t leave you hurting the next day.

To learn more about these supportive products, head to Contour Living