Do you feel more tired during the winter than you do throughout the rest of the year? If so, you’re not alone. Most adults sleep several hours longer during colder months because they struggle to sleep soundly. Fortunately, you don’t have to continue struggling through the winter. Here are three must-try tips for a sound slumber.
We get it — you have a lot of responsibilities to juggle, and it’s hard to make time for exercise. It’s even harder when you wake up tired, resulting in absolute exhaustion by the end of the day. But studies show it’s worth it to push through and develop a weekly workout routine.
Working out regularly improves not only how quickly you fall asleep but also the quality of sleep. This makes exercise one of the best things you can do to sleep more soundly through the winter.
People often feel overwhelmed as the holidays approach, particularly when they host family gatherings or have to travel with young children to visit relatives. The endless to-do lists can wreak havoc on a person’s stress levels, causing the body to produce extra cortisol. This increase in the stress hormone causes a decrease in melatonin production, which is required for restful sleep.
Recently, a small study showed that meditating before bed can reduce insomnia, fatigue and depression. Triggering a relaxation response in the body, meditating is one way to reduce stress levels, resulting in a more sound sleep. A restful night means more energy for winter activities.
Buy a new mattress
When was the last time you bought a new mattress? If you can’t remember, it may be time to get a new one. Sleep specialists recommend replacing average mattresses every six to eight years. At L&W Bedding, our mattresses are anything but average. Our flippable mattresses last for 15 to 20 years!
For more energy to enjoy all that winter has to offer, contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our two locations. We are located in Moline, Illinois, and Bettendorf, Iowa. Experience a truly customized experience from the moment you set foot in our showrooms to the first night sleeping on the perfect mattress for you.