There are plenty of disruptions determined to keep us up at night, perhaps none more obvious than the notorious snore, as loud as it is ubiquitous. But snoring is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to poor sleep, and may in fact hint at deeper issues hidden underneath the surface. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to address these problems, which are even more likely on the wrong mattress and pillow. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to improve your sleep. Take our exclusive in-store Sleep Assessment to determine what’s keeping you up at night and find a properly fitted solution.
Though undoubtedly linked to snoring and sleep apnea, sinus issues bring their own mess of sleep problems. Allergies and infections can lead to swelling in your nose and sinuses, producing more mucus, increasing pain and pressure, and making it difficult to breathe through your nasal passage. And the more difficult it is, the more likely you are to breathe through your mouth and, ultimately, snore. But fear not: you can start to stifle your sniffles with these tips:
- Decrease allergens in your sleep environment. Use an air filter, invest in mattress and pillow protectors, keep your sheets clean, and, as hard as it might be, keep the pets off the bed.
- Though more natural solutions are preferred, antihistamines and nasal sprays can be game changers in decreasing your allergy symptoms and easing you into sleep come bedtime.
- Keep your bedroom air moist by using a humidifier. Dry air can irritate the insides of your throat and nose.
- Keeping your head elevated will decrease blood flow to the nose and help unclog nasal passages. One way to accomplish this? An adjustable base, of course! Adjustable bases allow you to elevate your head, opening your windpipe and easing air flow. Ergonomic positioning allows you to sleep comfortably, relieving stress from your pressure points and encouraging restorative sleep.
With any luck, you’ve found some small way to help you sleep better at night. If your issues persist, it may be time to see a doctor for a professional opinion. But if your issues can be fixed with a sleep solution, we’ve got you covered. Visit a conveniently located Sleep Outfitters near you today!