Shopping for pillows needn’t be a pain in the neck, and neither should your pillows cause one. Unfortunately, opting to plump for the wrong pillows can prove exactly that; not only can pillows which do not support you in your normal sleeping position worsen and aggravate existing neck pain, at worst they can even cause it. Hence, finding the right pillows is paramount to getting a good night’s sleep.
Pillows arn’t just a matter of down, feather, Microfoam or fibrefill though. Neither do they just come in the forms of plump, flat or fall somewhere inbetween. The position in whch you most often and naturally nod off should above all else determine what sort of pillow(s) you opt to purchase.
So, to establish which pillow(s) will best provide you with the support and comfort you need to get a good night’s rest and to alleviate the neck pain keeping you up, or which might should you buy before learning what’s best for you, head over to the Sleepy People Website and give their ‘The Best Pillows for Neck Pain’ Guide a going through.
Don’t Stress Over Insomnia
Advising a person not to stress over the insomnia they are experiencing is about as useful as far as advice goes as telling an asthmatic to just calm down and breathe. Fortunately, there are things an insomniac can do to minimise the stress causing or caused by their poor sleeping habits.
Whilst taking the iPhone to bed, watching TV, having a tipple before heading to bed and the likes often are not the original cause of insomnia, they are very often some of the most common things a person does to try and avoid overly focussing on the fact they can’t sleep. The problem is that such habits, rather than preparing the mind for sleep, stimulate it. Consequently, many fall into a vicious cycle of relying upon things which hinder rather than help them to nod off.
Then, the trick to banishing insomnia a lot of the time is to de-stress by decluttering your bedtime routine and bedroom of anything which might keep you up.
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
Never has the phrase ‘wake up and smell the coffee’ been more applicable than when you are sat beside somebody who is nursing their fourth cup whilst passionately telling you all about how frazzled they are because they cannot sleep.
The fact is, and though many of us do not like or want to hear it, caffeine is a major cause of poor quality sleep. The good news though for the die-hard caffeine consumer is that even just cutting down and keeping your caffeine intake in check might suffice to get you sleeping soundly. In fact, as reported by the National Sleep Foundation, ‘There is no nutritional need for caffeine in the diet. Moderate caffeine intake, however, is not associated with any recognized health risk.’ So, if you’re struggling to sleep but cannot go caffeine free, trying to cut back on the coffee might just work.