When you’re not sleeping well, it can impact your mental and physical health. Rather than settle for feeling constantly tired and unable to keep up, figure out the cause of your sleep issues so you can get the most out of each day. Because two common causes of poor sleep are stress and physical discomfort, start by deciding whether your lack of sleep is related to one of these factors.
Is Your Stress Level Causing Insomnia?
Mental anxiety and stress can result in hyperarousal which blurs the line between sleep and wakefulness. This means in addition to making it more difficult to fall asleep, stress can keep you from sleeping deeply or cause you to wake up randomly throughout the night.
You know stress is most likely the cause of your insomnia when:
- Your sleep issues fluctuate with difficult events in your life
- You spend time you should be sleeping thinking about certain situations or decisions
- Even when your body is exhausted, your mind is still going a mile a minute
Sleeplessness is very often associated with high levels of stress, and the best way to improve your sleep can sometimes be to reduce the amount of stress you experience each day.
Is Your Mattress Making Your Insomnia Worse?
Sleeping on the wrong mattress can aggravate sleep conditions such as insomnia. Because everyone sleeps better when they’re physically comfortable, using a mattress not suited to your needs can contribute to your lack of sleep. Whether you’re stressed or not, sleeping on the wrong mattress can result in poor sleep quality.
Your mattress may be impacting your lack of sleep if:
- You wake up with back or neck pain
- It is more than eight years old
- It is too firm or too soft for your preference
- It encourages poor sleep posture
- You wake up during the night because you’re uncomfortable or in pain
Although a poor mattress doesn’t necessarily cause insomnia, it can result in pervasive muscle and joint pain that in turn can cause a lack of sleep. If you’re experiencing high levels of stress and sleeping on the wrong mattress, the bad news is you’re probably not getting much sleep. The good news is at least one of those problems can be solved. You may be surprised by the difference sleeping on the right mattress makes.
Chronic insomnia can also be a medical condition. If you’re not experiencing any unusual amounts of stress, are sleeping on the right mattress and still have sleep issues, you might want to consider consulting a medical professional.
Why settle for feeling tired and not getting the sleep you deserve? Rest & Relax is here to make sure your lack of sleep is not because of your mattress. With a huge lineup of some of the best mattresses on the market, we want to make a difference in your life by helping you get the sleep your body needs. Let one of the sleep experts in our showrooms help you try out different types of quality mattresses until you find your perfect bed.