Once you crawl into bed, every second counts! Science tells us over and over again that getting seven to eight hours of sleep is optimal for good health. For many of us, however, falling asleep is a challenge. We can’t turn our mind off. We toss and turn. According to SleepEducation,org, up to 35% of Americans experience brief symptoms of insomnia, and 10% of us have a chronic sleep disorder.
If you are one of the millions of Americans that’s having a hard time falling asleep, this blog is for you. Here are four proven methods for falling asleep faster on your Zonkd mattress:
Establish a Routine
Find a sleep rhythm that works for you and your schedule. This means going to bed and waking up at roughly the same time every day. Establish pre-bed time activities, such as reading or taking a hot shower as well. This will train your brain and your body to know when it’s time to rest.
Write it Down
We’ve all experienced that feeling of drifting off to sleep when suddenly, you think “...OMG, I need to send that report to Monica at 8:30 tomorrow morning!” This is inevitably followed by tossing and turning, worrying that we will forget this important task in the morning. Keep a pen and paper by your bedside and write down a to-do list to prevent yourself from worrying. Additionally, if there’s anything on your mind, writing a quick journal entry before bed can also help you fall asleep faster.
Schedule Your Caffeine Intake
Caffeine can keep you awake long after that last sip of coffee! Those adrenaline producing chemicals can affect you for up to six hours, so keep this in mind when you are considering having a cup of coffee or a tall glass of cola. It might feel great in the moment, but leave you tossing and turning when it’s time for bed.
Only Use Your Bed for Sleep
Sure, your Zonkd mattress is so comfortable, you just want to spend all day there! However, the truth is that if you answer emails or take calls in bed, you will start to associate it with stressful activities. Your bed should be a respite from the world, so keep it that way and limit your bedroom activity to sleep….and other bed-related activities, of course! ;)
Fall Asleep Faster on a Zonkd Mattress
Owning a comfy mattress that you look forward to sleeping on every night will certainly make you fall asleep faster! All Zonkd mattresses include an ingenious 3-layer foam system designed for a cool, comfortable sleep. Find the best mattress for your sleep style and you’ll be drifting off the sleep in no time!