SNAP! Dr. Bunny discusses causes for restless nights.
- Monday, 25 July 2016 07:00
The famous Fibro Pillow
Dr. Bunny answers Jes’s questions on triggers and issues involved in why you might be having a restless night of sleep.
One of the first issues that came to mind that is not so obvious is sleep apnea, or the condition in where you’re breathing gets obstructed when you sleep.
The most common symptom is very heavy snoring and it can be tricky to diagnose especially if you sleep alone. Typically, the best thing to do is to go to a sleep study clinic if you feel that you continuously wake up feeling tired in the morning and throughout the day even though you went to bed at a timely hour.
Also, If you have fibromyalgia, you know how difficult it is to get a full night’s rest. A fibro pillow, like the one shown, will make you feel like you are floating on a cloud. The eye mask can help with the light. Some sleep masks even have the ability to rest the brain waves.
Another common and not often thought of issue is mood. If you’re in a bad mood or stressed or anxious it can actually affect your ability to fall into a restful sleep, so clearing out the events of the day prior to sleep may help in getting that sleep you deserve. Also electronics and lighting can prohibit sleep from ensuing, so putting phones and gadgets out of reach and not in the bed with you (which is a crime I personally commit by having my phone in my bed with me) can also help with getting the most out of your sleep.
Eating and drinking 2 hours before you plan to hit the sack also play a role, along with other issues we don’t always think to associate with getting our good night’s sleep. Please join Jes as Dr. Bunny walks us through getting the best conditions for your best sleep!
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