35% of American adults report that they don’t get enough sleep. If you are one of those people, your mattress might be the problem. Let’s take a look at some common sleep inhibitors to find out if your mattress is affecting your sleep. Chemicals in You and Your Mattress What you put into your body before bed (and what goes into it in bed) will have a significant effect on how much sleep you get. Here are some chemicals to avoid: Caffeine: Even though the effects of caffeine wear off within … [Read more...] about Is My Mattress Affecting My Sleep?
When it comes to quality sleep, the importance of temperature cannot be overstated. Your body needs to be able to thermoregulate in order to lower you into the most important stages of sleep. So what can you do to regulate your body temperature for better sleep? Turns out, quite a lot! Your body's temperature is related to circadian rhythms, which are cycles it runs through on a daily basis. These rhythms are controlled by your hypothalamus, but are affected by your diet, light intake, and your … [Read more...] about Body Temperature for Better Sleep