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Sleep and Your Health

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Does how you sleep make a difference?  Sure it does!
Check out this quick reference guide to find out who you SLEEP may be effecting you.

SLEEP POSITIONS AND STYLES:

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This position is recommended for people who snore because it allows for easy breathing. The Chinese believe that sleeping on your right side, with the left arm resting on your thigh, is the best position for your circulation.
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On Your Stomach
Sleeping on your stomach can be hard on your back. If you're a devoted stomach sleeper who wakes up with back stiffness, try a different position.
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Give yourself plenty of room to move. Moving your limbs and rolling from side to side keeps your joints from getting stiff.
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This position is thought to be best for the complexion because you're face isn't crumpled against the pillow surface. A pillow tucked under your knees makes this position more comfortable for the back.
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If you curl up too tightly to keep warm, your back may ache in the morning. Simply add another blanket, a heated mattress pad or wear warmer pajamas.

ADDITIONAL TIPS:

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Keep regular hours. Keep your biological clock in sync. Go to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning — even on weekends. Do the same things each night just before bed to cue your body to settle down for the night. Try to go to bed at the same time each night.  This will get your body into a more comfortable routine.

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Sleep on a comfortable, supportive mattress and foundation. It’s difficult to get deep, restful sleep on a sleep set that’s too small, too soft, too hard or too old. Since you will spend 1/3 of your life in your bed, a quality innerspring mattress and foundation is one of the most cost-effective purchases you can make. Consult with your Mattress Miracle representative for the bedding set that meets your individual needs.

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Exercise regularly. Regular exercise can help to relieve the day’s tension — but not too close to bedtime or you may have a hard time falling asleep.

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Cut down on stimulants. Don’t consume stimulants in the evening - it interferes with falling asleep and prevents deep sleep. Caffeine is a known stimulant and the last thing you want in your system when you're trying to sleep. It can be found in coffee, teas, sodas, chocolate and certain medications, including nasal sprays. 

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Smoke and drink only in moderation. Smokers take longer to fall asleep, awaken more often and experience disrupted, fragmented sleep. Don’t drink alcohol shortly before bedtime. It interrupts and fragments sleep.

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Make sleep a priority. Eliminate violent or emotionally stimulating shows late in the evening. If you really want to watch them, tape them and watch them the next morning as you prepare for your day. Say "yes" to sleep even when you’re tempted to stay up late. 

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Create a restful sleep environment. Sleep in a cool, quiet, dark room. Quiet or quiet sounds are essential for quality sleep. Fall asleep to music only if it is non-distracting and uninterrupted. Try sleeping with a fan, humidifier or air conditioner on. The low humming sound can be quite soothing. Heavy drapes can stifle outside noise. Your body is accustomed to sleeping in the dark, so even if you work the night shift and sleep during the day, trick your body into thinking it's nighttime by making the room dark.

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