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  • Sleep Furnishings

    External Sleep Factors - Sleep Furnishings

    Choosing a Mattress
    So what should you look for in a mattress? Spending more time up front doing your homework you'll be more likely to enjoy the bed you finally choose without necessarily having to refinance your house to do it.

    Visit our Sleeplogic to help you determine what matterss would be your best fit!

    Factors to consider:

    • Budget
    • Size
    • Composition of Materials
    • Thickness
    • Foundation
    • Level of Firmness
    • Brands

    Elevating your Bed
    One thing you need to consider when looking for a Mattress is the elevation of the head areas. It's been proven to be an effective way to combat a number of illness such as GERD, Hiatal Hernia, Heart Burn, Acid Reflux, Asthma, Nocturnal Cough, Ulcers or Emphysema

    Visit our Sleepshop to see our Suggestion for Bed Elevation!

    By elevating your feet up to 30-45 degrees and your head just slightly, all pressure is taken off of your hips and lower back, equivalent to the “Zero-Gravity” feeling of outer-space.

    Pillow & Bedding Selection

    Things to consider:

    • Spine in natural alignment.
    • Unique contour, shape, and sleepingposture of the user.
    • Side sleeper - Back sleeper - Stomach sleeper.
    • Tactile softness.
    • Eliminate pressure points.
    • Increase facial air circulation.
    • Hypoallergenic.

    Remember, you'll spend around some 24 years of your life sleeping, so take time to choose the best sleep system that you can and it will improve your sleep and your quality of life.

  • Stress

    External Sleep Factors - Stress

    "Stress affects sleep very negatively."
    Brain cells "talk to each other" by means of chemical messengers. When a person is exposed to too much stress, chemical communication in the brain begins to fail. When these messengers fail, a person suffers from sleep disturbance, aches and pains, depression and anxiety.

    When we're under stress, we have trouble initiating sleep. After a stressful day it's not only hard to unwind mentally, but we may be tense and it may be hard to unwind physically enough to initiate sleep.

    In addition to the problems getting to sleep, when we're under stress we may not be able to sleep continuously through the night. Particularly, early morning awakenings at 3:00 in the morning or between 2 to 5 in the morning may occur during periods of stress.

    Beyond impaired motor skills, people who get too little sleep may have higher levels of stress, anxiety and depression, and may take unnecessary risks.

  • Surroundings

    External Sleep Factors - Surroundings

    Environmental Factors
    Have you notice any changes in your sleep environment from the point when your sleep problems began? Changes in your living situation? Kids? Pets? New Pillow? New Mattress? Has your sleeping partner changed?

    Most common environmental problems, once found, can easily be remedied. If noise is a problem, consider a white noise machine or ear plugs. If your sleep schedule has changed and light is affecting you, consider blackout curtains.

    One common factor that affects sleep is your children or pets. In each of these instances, the source of the problems need to be discovered before anything can be changed.