Are You Tired of Feeling Tired?
The young mother is exhausted. She was feeling tired during her pregnancy, but now that she has a six month old little girl at home she is finding it difficult to function. In fact, she is nervous that she will not be able to competently care for her young child if she does not find a way to get a good night’s rest.
Young mothers are not the only people who find themselves feeling tired. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control indicate that as many as 50 to 70 million adults in the U.S. have chronic sleep and wakefulness disorders. And while as many as 46% of parents of young children indicate that they often feel sleep-deprived, lack of sleep is a growing concern for many other Americans.
Work Responsibilities That Never Go Away Keep Many People Awake at Night
For some Americans, the 24/7 nature of today’s work schedules is what keeps them from getting a good night’s rest. Cell phones, emails, and push notifications about upcoming meetings never end in a society where everyone is attached to their cell phone and laptops. Although being able to find out about a problem at work was once a convenience that new cell phone users appreciated, today’s worker tends to be in a state of constant connection. In fact, undisturbed sleep is a rare occasion for many people.
And while some employers may have initially thought that cell phones could make workers more productive, some studies show the opposite is true. For instance, a study conducted by Harvard Medical School study found that as many as 25% of U.S. workers have insomnia. This lack of proper rest costs U.S. employers $63 billion in lost productivity each year, according to the same Harvard study.
What Keeps You Up at Night?
Although some people lose sleep because of work stress and the constant interruptions caused by technology, others lose sleep and wake feeling tired because of other reasons:
- Snoring.A common problem among all ages and both genders, snoring affects approximately 90 million American adults, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Additional research indicates that as many as 37 million Americans lose sleep on a regular basis because of snoring.
- Temperature. One Poll Survey from 2015 indicated that 86% of people wake up in the middle of the night because of a temperature related issue. Finding that it is either too hot or too cold in their bedroom, people wake to either pull up or kick off sheets to adjust for temperature several times a night.
- Comfort. Many people wake during the night because they are uncomfortable. Some suffer from restless leg syndrome, some constantly toss and turn in an effort to find a comfortable way to sleep. People who wake several times during the night in an effort to get comfortable wake feeling tired and sometimes exhausted because they never reach the sleep quality they need.
The Quality of Your Sleep May be Suffering Because of the Quality of Your Mattress
In an effort to get the recommended seven to nine hours of rest that many health agencies suggest for adults, some people have found that purchasing a quality mattress helps. Old, worn mattresses can become uncomfortable and lack support. Did you know, for example, that according to the National Sleep Foundation the average American spends 3,000 hours a year lying on a mattress? And while a mattress may initially be comfortable, continued use leads to area that lose support and comfort.
Replacing an old mattress with a adjustable electric bed or a therapeutic bed may mean the difference between a restless night of sleep and waking up refreshed and ready for the day. In fact, an adjustable bed may prevent or lessen snoring, discomfort, and temperature problems.
Some research indicates that an adjustable therapeutic bed can be the solution to many insomnia issues. Some beds are even available with heat and massage controls. These options may provide temporary relief of low back pain and minor aches and pains caused by muscular fatigue or overexertion. Being able to raise the foot of an adjustable bed, for instance, can reduce edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, and other health conditions.