HEALTH NEWS & BETTER SLEEP TIPS
It Could Be Your Mattress
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Tension in the neck muscles is often aggravated by a poor sleeping posture
and can be the cause of tension headache. If the neck is not properly supported, the
muscles can be stretched and strained during sleep, resulting in pain and stiffness.
TEN SLEEP TIPS
(Provided by the Better Sleep Council)
- 1. Keep regular hours
- 2. Exercise regularly
- 3. Cut down on stimulants
- 4. Sleep on a Good Bed
- 5. Don't smoke
- 6. Drink only in moderation
- 7. Go for quality, not just quantity
- 8. Set aside a worry or planning time for early in the evening
- 9. Don't go to bed stuffed or starved
- 10. Develop a sleep ritual
Back pain is one of the most common health problems. Pain and
stiffness are often aggravated during the night, especially if the mattress forces the
spine into an unnatural position.
Painful hip joints
Problems with painful hips can become worse by a hard mattress and may lead
to considerable discomfort and even inflammation of joints.
Inflammation in and around the knee joints may make them sensitive and
vulnerable to pressure and touch. To help relieve this problem, the mattress should
yield to even the slightest localized pressure.
This common problem is often aggravated by poor bed posture which causes
back and shoulder muscles to be held in tension.
Pain, numbness and prickly/tingling sensation in the arms is generally
caused by an inflammation of the nerves of the neck. These conditions are aggravated by a
poor sleeping posture, especially if the neck is not properly supported.
Sciatic pain, running down along the back of the thighs and calf into the
foot, can last several months. A bed which causes an unnatural sleeping posture
often aggravates the condition.
Circulatory problems often lead to swollen feet and calves with pain and
numbness during the night. A mattress should be soft enough to relieve contact
pressure blocking the flow of blood.