Sleeping is one of the most satisfying things a human can do. It can also be one of the most difficult things to keep regular. There are plenty of sleep disorders and remedies to combat them, but here is a list of 10 of the most common problems that people face while trying to catch some “Z’s” and some very easy ways to fix them. Good luck and sweet dreams!
#1. Waking Up With Back Pain
If you wake up with back pain, doctors recommend sleeping on your back and placing a pillow underneath your legs to form the natural curvature of your body. If you sleep on your side, Spine Health recommends placing the pillow between your legs.
#2. Trying To Sleep With Neck Pain
Again, sleeping on your back is recommended. This is also called the supine position.
Have a partner that won’t stop snoring? Have them sleep on their side or try a pillow that keeps their head and neck straight. Also, there are special exercises they can do to strengthen the muscles of the tongue and throat.
#4. Leg Cramps
The best way to take care of leg cramps during the night is to get on a routine of stretching before going to bed. You may even want to try taking a yoga class on a regular basis.
#5. Heartburn/Aching Legs
Elevate your legs with a pillow and the venous blood will run downwards of your legs. Also, limit your caffeine intake 6 hours before bedtime and give your legs a nice massage or rub down. Believe it or not, sleeping on your left side prevents your food from returning up into the esophagus, thus preventing heartburn.
#6. Shoulder Pain
If you wake up with shoulder pain, it is highly advised to you not to sleep on your stomach. According to CNN, sleeping on your back is the healthiest way to sleep. If that doesn’t work, try sleeping on your side.
#7. Can’t Fall Asleep
Turn off your cell phone and computers, do not drink any caffeine six hours before going to bed and try exercising when you wake up and again in the afternoon. This will get your circulatory system going, and it’s just good for you. Or just try counting sheep!
#8. Can’t Stay Asleep
Seriously, turn your cell phone off before going to bed. Also, try minimising any alcohol you drink before bed. Moreover, the temperature of your room should be around 68-70 degrees Fahrenheit.
#9. Can’t Wake Up In The Morning
Everyone has this issue, but it is pretty simple to solve. The key is repetition, so start waking up at the same time every morning, even on the weekends. Going to bed at 3:00 AM doesn’t help either.
#10. Rest Easy
Follow these simple steps to obtain a perfect night sleep. If problems still persist, you should consult your doctor and look for a sleep therapist.