8 hours of Quality Sleep, every day, is essential to our health.
All of our vital organs, especially our brains(!), along with our Immune System, depend on SLEEP – every day! Our Lifetime Comfort Guarantee, which we invented back in 1996, is a valuable service that we offer to help people make changes to the comfort or support to their existing mattress. We are more than happy for the opportunity to work with our customers in their efforts to refine their bed to their individual needs.
But, the fact is that the Human Body is the most complicated system on planet Earth, and there are a lot of different factors that determine both the quality & quantity of the Sleep that we get.
Sometimes the mattress has nothing to do with it.
Stating this obvious truth does NOT mean that we don’t want to work with you. We do!
But we would be doing you a disservice if we didn’t share some of the valuable tools that we use in our own homes, and with our friends & family. So, if you are having trouble getting 8 hours of good sleep, on a regular basis, here are some ideas & resources that we hope you find helpful. At Comfort King, we do not recommend long term use of sleep drugs to maintain a healthy Sleep Life. Natural remedies & exercises are preferred for a long healthy life.
1. THE BASICS
This Mayo Clinic site will get you started
2. NOCTURNAL BACK PAIN
80% of Americans will experience some form of back pain in their life. And for many, those issues will occur when they are trying to lie down & sleep for 8 hours. There are a variety of factors that can contribute to nighttime back pain. Here’s a websight that addresses this
3. PRE-SLEEP STRETCHING
Among natural sleep remedies — from drinking chamomile tea to diffusing essential oils — stretching is often overlooked. But this simple act may help you fall asleep faster and improve the quality of your sleep. This site lists 8 different stretches that can help you incorporate this into your nightly routine.Learn More
4. LIGHT EXPOSURE
Keep in sync with your Circadian rhythm (sleep/wake cycle) by exposing yourself to as much bright light as possible during the day, which helps your body naturally produce Melatonin, a hormone that facilitates sleep. The closer you get to bedtime, the darker your environment should be.
5. ZERO GRAVITY SLEEPING
When in zero-G position, reduced pressure on the heart and elevated legs means your body is able to circulate blood much more efficiently, and with less effort.
Reduces SNORING and improves BREATHING
When you lie flat on your back, the soft tissues in the very back of your throat or excess fat around the neck can partially obstruct your airway, causing vibrations when air tries to pass through. By elevating the head and upper body, that obstruction is relieved, allowing your airway to open back up for improved breathing and reduced snoring.
As many of us know, food passes more easily through the esophagus and into the stomach when the head is in an upright position. And what about that acid reflux and heartburn? They’re kept at bay too, thanks to gravity’s pull which keeps pesky stomach acids from bubbling up into the esophagus.
A result of excess fluid buildup from pressurized blood vessels, swelling is especially common in the legs, ankles and feet. By reclining into zero gravity, you can reduce the stress on those areas, allowing that fluid to distribute more evenly throughout the body.
IMPOVES BACK PAIN
While in zero-G, the spine is put into a neutral position that can relieve tension that causes back pain. Pressure is distributed evenly between the individual vertebrae and spinal muscles, helping to lessen soreness and discomfort.