Your Sleep Quality Depends on These Key Factors
Feeling exhausted in the morning? Waking repeatedly throughout the night? There are a number of reasons why you may not be sleeping well, from environmental factors and unhealthy habits to the very mattress and pillows you’re sleeping on. By understanding the factors that affect sleep quality and ensuring you have the right sleep products from Go2sleep™, you can make the necessary changes to see a positive impact on your overall health.
Maintaining a Sleep-Friendly Lifestyle
There are a number of external factors from our day to day lives that can affect the quality of sleep. Some are obvious, like consuming caffeine too late in the day or in excessive amounts. On the other hand, others are less commonly known. These include:
- Exposure to light at unnatural hours
- Temperatures that are too hot or cold
- Fasting, which causes the body to stay awake longer
- Stress, anxiety, depression and other psychological conditions
- Smoking cigarettes, which is linked to the development of insomnia
- Jet lag or shift work, which both affect the rhythm of your biological clock
- Chronic pain, migraines, pre-menstrual syndrome and other medical conditions
- Certain medications or substances, including alcohol, antihistamines, beta blockers and antidepressants
When possible, reducing the occurrence of these factors will enhance your quality of sleep. If you live with a medical or psychological condition, your doctor may be able to help you sleep better.
Choosing the Right Mattress
If you’ve noticed you’re not sleeping well but aren’t experiencing any of the above factors, your bed could be to blame. It all comes down to comfort and support – if your mattress isn’t adequately supporting your body, you’ll find yourself tossing and turning all night and waking up feeling sore and even more tired in the morning.
Sometimes, a lack of sleep can be reversed by investing in the appropriate box spring or foundationfor your specific type of mattress. But more often than not, it has to do with the size and firmness of the mattress itself. That’s why Go2sleep utilizes its innovative bedMATCH™ technologyto help sleepers find the most ideal mattress. Within a matter of minutes, the system analyzes your sleep preferences and measures your body’s pressure points to provide you with science-based recommendations of which mattress will provide you with the best night’s sleep.
Finding the Ideal Sleep Accessories
It’s not enough to have the most comfortable mattress or best bed base to get a fulfilling night’s sleep. You also have to consider the effect of your pillows and other sleep accessories. As pillows are known dust and allergen collectors, they should be replaced every two to three years to avoid dust mites, bed bugs, mold and more. As pillows age, their firmness becomes less effective as well, which can not only keep you awake at night but could also cause neck and shoulder pain.
It’s also essential to keep your bedding as fresh as possible. It is also recommended to purchase new sheets and blankets every few years and to wash them at least twice a month. If you’ve noticed a trend of inadequate sleep and have purchased the same bedding materials over and over again, consider making a change. Sleep experts say that anything in the 400-500 thread count range is ideal, as anything higher usually indicates synthetic materials that contribute to overheating at night.
Sleeping Better with Go2sleep™
By eliminating unhealthy habits, reducing exposure to environmental factors and ensuring you have the right combination of bedding products, the quality of your sleep can only improve. Since 2018, the Go2sleep Gallery® has been helping people across upstate New York sleep better by utilizing innovative technology and the expertise of our staff. Start sleeping better today by paying a visit to either of our locationsin Vestal or North Syracuse.