There’s nothing quite like a good night’s sleep. Being able to unwind after a long day, nod off with ease, and wake feeling energized the next morning is an amazing feeling.
Yet, there’s also an inverse to this. When a person can’t fall asleep, it is one of the worst feelings ever. Paradoxically, they may be exhausted. They may have thought about sleep all day. Yet, when it comes time to nod off, they just can’t make it happen.
Maybe their mind is active. Maybe their environment is a little noisy. Maybe their sleep environment could use a tune up. Whatever the issue, there’s almost always a simple solution.
Here are three tools to help people sleep better.
1. Meditation Apps
Meditation, despite its reputation as being a philosophically advanced practice, is relatively simple at its core. It is about being present, letting the mind relax, and focusing on awareness. The growing popularity of meditation has led to the creation of many popular meditation apps.
These apps come with simple lessons, some of which are as short as 3 minutes – making them perfect to do before bed. Starting out your sleep with some deep breathing and mental relaxation techniques is a great way to drift off easier – even with an active mind.
2. Fan-Noise or Nature-Noise Machines
Many people find that as soon as they lay down to sleep, the crickets begin chirping, the neighbor’s dog begins barking, and the house begins settling. All these noises can make it hard to sleep, so it is common to use devices like fans to help drown out the noise.
For those who don’t want to use fans, fan-noise machines work just as well. There are also machines which play nature noises. They include gentle winds, light rain, or even a full chorus of crickets if those actually help you drift off a little easier.
To combine entries 1 and 2, some meditation apps also have these sounds built-in as an option.
3. A Comfortable Luxury-Brand Mattress
Nothing can help you sleep better than the feel of a comfortable mattress with plenty of support. Even if you don’t find a problem with your current mattress, try laying on a new one – you will almost immediately feel the difference.
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