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Why You Slept Wrong Last Night

May 28, 2014

Why You Slept Wrong Last Night

Struggling to sleep at night? Dr. Carol Ash, the director for Sleep Medicine at Meridian Health, has suggested a few things that you wouldn't think to be a cause of poor sleep. You would be surprised to find out that some of the most common causes of poor sleep are caused by not only the things that you do before sleep, but that you are doing or failing to do all day!

One of the things that few people associate with a good night's sleep is their posture throughout the day. Having a poor sitting position or slouching all day can cause you to have poor sleep at night. Some even suggest that before you go to sleep that you should stretch your muscles, especially those in your back, to ensure that you have a relaxed and restful sleep.

In fact stretching before you go to sleep in only the start, research has suggested that exercise at any time during the day will result in a better night's sleep. This research might surprise many as for years it has been suggested that one should avoid exercise right before sleep.

Avoiding exercise before sleep night have gotten a bad reputation because of the hot shower that you inevitably take after a good workout. Scientists have suggested that by increasing your body temperature just before you sleep, you are actually confusing your body's natural rhythms. It turns out that your body's core temperature actually drops around the time that you would normally be going to sleep. By taking a hot shower just before you go to sleep, you could be contradicting this signal and hampering your good night's sleep.

One of things that Dr. Ash suggest would surprise many people: Eating too much red meat! Digesting the rich proteins in meat takes longer than other foods, so eating a large meaty meal before you go to sleep will have a negative effect on your sleep.

The last thing that she mentioned? Worrying. Lying in bed at night worrying about things will not only prevent your sleep but increases the chances of that sleep being light and fitful. Rather keep a pen and paper next to your bed so that you can write down the things that are worrying you so that you can deal with them the next day. While this might not help solve the problem, it does help with clearing the mind and will help you to sleep better at night.

Of course no-one can sleep well at night if they don't have the right mattress. Take a look at some of Bed King's mattress and find the perfect bed to suit your pocket and sleeping needs.

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