DREAMING OF A BETTER NIGHT'S SLEEP?
How well we sleep at night can have a significant effect on our ability to concentrate and perform during the day. Adults need to focus on what needs to be done at home and at work, while kids need to pay attention at school. And for anyone whose sleep is affected by nighttime nasal congestion, the impact can be significant.
That’s why millions of people around the world use Breathe Right® nasal strips to sleep better. Breathe Right® nasal strips open nasal passages so you can breathe through your nose.
If you suffer from nasal congestion, getting a good night’s sleep can be easier said than done. Adding Breathe Right® nasal strips to your nightly routine can help. They open your nose for up to 31% more airflow to help you breathe better so you can sleep better.
CHECK OUT THESE TIPS ON HOW TO SLEEP BETTER:
In addition to using Breathe Right® nasal strips for your nighttime nasal congestion, there are lots of things you can do to set yourself up for a restful night. Here are some of our favourites...
GET IN A ROUTINE.
Try to go to bed and get up at the same time every day, even on weekends. Consistency helps reinforce your body’s sleep-wake cycle and helps promote better sleep in general.
KICK THE AFTERNOON CAFFEINE HABIT.
Try limiting your caffeine consumption to the morning so the stimulating effects have a chance to wear off before bedtime.
TRY PLAYING SOOTHING WHITE NOISE.
This can help cover sounds that could wake you needlessly.
MAKE YOUR BEDROOM COMFY.
Keeping your bedroom quiet, dark and a little bit cool may help you sleep better. Many people find a comfortable sleeping temperature to fall between 20°C and 22°C.
WARD OFF NIGHTTIME ALLERGY ATTACKS.
Pets can drag dander, fur and pollen into your bed, potentially triggering sleep-wrecking allergies, so you may want to keep your furry friends off the bed.
STRETCH BEFORE BED.
A few yoga moves can help relax your body and your mind and help you get ready for slumber.
CREATE A RELAXING BEDTIME RITUAL.
Doing the same things before bed every night tells your body it’s time to wind down. Consider reading or listening to soothing music to set yourself up for a good night’s rest.
BRING ON SLEEP NATURALLY.
Turning the lights down low an hour before bed can help signal your internal clock that it’s time to hit the hay.
THE MANY BENEFITS OF SLEEP
Why should you get a good night’s sleep? When you’re tired, it may be hard for you to function at your best. Read on for more reasons to get a good night’s sleep, every night.
Whether it’s drowsy driving or chopping vegetables when you’re tuckered out, a slip-up may be more likely when you haven’t had a good night’s rest.
CLEAR YOUR MIND.
Studies show that lack of sleep impairs your ability to make decisions and concentrate. No wonder a bad night’s sleep can cause that mentally “fuzzy” feeling.
LIFT YOUR SPIRITS.
Studies have shown a link between a lack of sleep and being in a bad mood. Getting at least eight hours of sleep can help you avoid a case of the Mondays every day of the week.
IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY.
While we sleep, our brains are busy processing our memories from the day. Studies show that sleeping after learning something new increases the chance you’ll remember it. So if you’re feeling forgetful, try getting some more sleep.
MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT.
Some people have a hard time maintaining their weight when they don’t get enough sleep. If you’re tired you may skip exercising or cooking healthy meals. When you sleep less, you may experience a drop in the hormone leptin, which can make you feel hungry even when you don’t need to eat.