If there’s one thing we hear our clients (and potential clients) say over and over it’s that they have tried everything to sleep well. It doesn’t take long before we all realize they have simply been searching in the wrong places for relief.
Let’s look at one example of a common “wrong place” before jumping to something that works. Why? The process is important, too.
Many struggle to get comfortable as they settle into be every night. The room may be too hot or too cold, perhaps there’s some noise outside, or the bed is just not inviting. When sleep finally comes, there may be some tossing and turning. Upon awakening, maybe there’s headache that wasn’t there the night before. Well, the bed has got to go, because clearly it’s trash!
Headaches can be caused by not getting enough quality sleep. Tossing and turning all night is certainly not quality sleep, but it is generally caused by more than simply an inadequate mattress or sleeping environment. The truth is, someone who is getting too few hours of sleep on a regular basis (due to schedule, children, life) should be sleepy enough to fall asleep within a couple minutes, and sleep soundly throughout the night, even when there is a little noise, or the temperature of the room is off by a few degrees.
Of course it is always a good idea to make sure the bedroom and bed are as comfortable as possible to reach optimal quality sleep, but it will never be perfect, and the need for perfection (or close to it) is generally caused by something more… but what?
When you lay down to go to sleep, how many thoughts do you have running through your mind? Is it possible that all the discomforts are a place for the mind to wander? What other thoughts are present? Could there be to-do lists or thoughts of the events of the day? That’s enough to keep the mind alert all night long!
Before you ditch the mattress, try to turn off your brain. We promise it’s not impossible. Look HERE for more information.