- Created on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 07:25
One of the “silent killers” out there is a lack of high quality sleep.
Not getting enough sleep each and every single night (we’re talking about any less than seven hours of good, quality, consistent sleep here) is enough to throw your body completely and totally out of whack – and could lead to some pretty real (and dangerous) health conditions later down the line.
According to information published by the American Journal of Medicine (as well as a number of other sources), a lack of high quality sleep can eventually lead to problems like dementia and Alzheimer’s – two major issues that eventually rob you of pretty much everything.
If you want to make sure that you don’t have to deal with those problems later down the line (or to at least lessen your chances of having to fight off those major medical issues), you’ll need to get better quality sleep.
And it’s probably going to take more than counting sheep to do it!
Upgrade your equipment
One of the first things that you’re going to want to do to dramatically improve the quality of your sleep is upgrade all of your “sleep equipment”.
There are a number of manufacturers out there that are producing incredible mattresses, and there’s no excuse to go with anything that is crippling your ability to fall asleep instantly while cradling your body at the same time.
Whether you go with memory foam, “sleep number technology”, or something else entirely makes little difference – you just need to make sure that you’re hitting that sweet spot so that you can fade off inside of 15 minutes of hitting your pillow.
Drop the temperature
Secondly, you’re going to want to think about dropping the temperature in your room when it comes time for bed.
Numerous studies suggest that the perfect temperature for high quality sleep is somewhere between 65° and 70°F – give or take a couple of degrees here or there.
You’ll want to do absolutely everything you can’t make sure that your body’s own biochemistry is in line with your efforts of fading to sleep as quickly as possible, and a big part of that is making sure that your temperature is picture-perfect across the board.
This is a pretty simple and straightforward thing to remedy, but it might take you a bit of an adjustment period to get used to it first.
It’s well worth it.
Get a bit of exercise in before you hit the sack
Finally, a great way to make sure that you’re able to fade off to sleep almost instantly is to get in a bit of exercise before you decide to hit the sack.
Whether this means hitting the gym, going for a quick run, or getting in a bit of “sexy exercise” is completely and entirely up to you.
However, for our money, you just can’t beat a bit of sex to wear you out before it’s time to fall asleep – for obvious reasons.
Obviously, if you are older than the age of 40, you may be dealing with erectile dysfunction issues (or any number of other conditions that may or may not make sex the ideal option).
However, if that’s the case, you’ll definitely want to speak to a doctor to see if you can get a green light for Viagra or other sildenafil based solutions to clear up that erectile dysfunction.
After all, you don’t want to miss out on all the action!