A bad or uncomfortable nights sleep is a common problem and some reports suggest that as many as 50% of Britons suffer. Not getting enough sleep can have a detrimental effect on our health and that is why it is so important to work out the best way for you to improve your situation.
If you’re suffering with a poor sleeping pattern then this can cause the following symptoms:
- Low mood
- Ages your skin
- Reduces sex drive
- Heart problems
- High blood pressure
So how can you improve sleep? What tips and products will give you the best chance of getting your sleeping pattern back to normal?
- Try and keep to a regular sleeping pattern
- Switch gadgets and the TV off at least 30mins before going to bed
- Exercise regularly
- Eat well
- Only drink caffeinated drinks in the mornings
- Sleep in a cool room with comfortable sheets and pillows
There are many alternative remedies available and if your sleeping pattern is very poor then you will perhaps need to consult your GP, but to give yourself a good chance of sleeping, on top of the ideas above, how about changing your pillow and bedding?
Here are two pillows available that could do the trick:
The special feature of the cervical pillow is its central depression, which is designed to support you correctly whether you sleep on your back or on your side. When sleeping on your back the depression gently cradles your head and supports your neck and upper spine. As you roll onto your side your neck is gently held in a comfortable and natural alignment on the raised sides of the pillow.
It can help relieve: Tension Headaches, Muscular Spasms, Whiplash Injuries, Sprains and Strains in Neck Muscles or Joints.
A physio neck pillow is made from a moulded, high quality PU Foam, ensuring identical shape and consistent softness and comfort. Designed by specialists to give you a better and more relaxed nights sleep. No more sleepless nights and the end of stiff necks in the morning.
The neck roll cushion is the economic way to convert your ordinary pillow into an ‘Orthopaedic Pillow’. Place it inside your pillow case (in front of your pillow) and it supports your neck and upper spine whilst allowing your head to rest on the pillow itself. This can help keep your upper spine, neck and head in their natural relaxed alignment. Its compact size and being made from a lightweight material, make it easy to put in your case for travel and holidays.
IMPORTANT – Before you do use any of these methods/products, ensure that you have taken professional advice from your GP first. Your GP and/or therapist will be able to suggest the right products for your individual situation. If this includes the use of orthopaedic pillows then the above information will hopefully help to explain what they do.