sleep

Traveling can always be a fun time for a family vacation or a much-needed getaway with your partner. Wherever and whenever you go, the journey is the hardest part. You fly in tight airplanes that put you and a couple of hundred people squished together like sardines, not to mention any layovers that seem to drag on and on. Dragging luggage through crowded airports and having to find either public transportation or renting a car to get to your final destination seems a never-ending endeavor.

When you finally arrive at your hotel or your accommodations for your trip, getting a good night’s sleep or catching a few z’s before you hit the town can feel like you are a whole new person. However, sleeping on an old and very outdated mattress can bring more frustration to the added stress of traveling.

There are many benefits to getting a good night’s sleep. Sleep provides renewing of the brain for extra focus and concentration. It also helps with repairing any damaged skin or tissues throughout the body as well as helping to prevent injuries. It can also help prevent illness and sickness by giving you more energy to fight off any viruses or bacteria you may come into contact. With so many bonuses of sleep, there is nothing better than feeling refreshed and renewed in the morning.

The best ways to make sure that you are getting the best possible sleep is to go to bed every night around the same time. The body loves routines and once it knows it needs to go to bed at that time your body will start to get tired around the same time.

Put away and turn off electronics about an hour before bedtime. The lights that emit while having a screen in front of your face can play havoc on your brain by tricking it into thinking you still need to be awake. Do not go to bed with your cell phone, and limit the time of usage right before bedtime.

Being comfortable while you sleep not only allows you to fall asleep faster but stay asleep longer. You are supposed to have a new mattress every eight to ten years. Coils lose their spring and some mattresses lose shock absorption. This can attribute to back issues and sleepless nights which can lead to further problems, not to mention the amount of fungus and dead skin build-up that happens over an extended period. It might be time for you to begin looking at some great mattresses that will give you the comfort you need.

Drink any caffeine beverages earlier in the day when the caffeine will not affect your sleep patterns. Drink more water in the afternoon or a non-caffeinated tea to stay hydrated and focused on your job or whatever plans you have. Also, this goes for working out as well. If you work out later in the evening or even at night, the endorphins in your body have surged and will give you a natural boost that can keep you up much later than you may have originally wanted.

All of these things are done without any effort except for buying a new mattress. How do you know which mattress is the best for you? Is there a better brand in the market? According to experts, go to the mattress store and lay on each one the way you would at home for at least five minutes. The best way to tell if a mattress fits you is that you feel like you are floating in the air.

The best way to know if the mattress is perfect for you is the one that you feel the most comfortable. Do not focus too much on style, material, or brand name unless those are particular things you want. Instead, test them out like a car; see if you could see yourself sleeping on that specific mattress for the next eight to ten years.Sleeping is something that humans do for more than 25 percent of our lives. There are numerous advantages of getting a good night’s sleep and will only be a great reward on the family fun vacation or a romantic getaway.