Most people have experienced mornings where they wake up with aches and pains, wondering what they did to hurt so badly. The rest of the day they are irritable and uncomfortable with joint and muscle cramps.
The sleep positions they are unconsciously choosing could be the culprit! Proper posture, even while sleeping, is important to feeling your best the following day. These infographics from American Infographic on Tumblr shows the best and worst sleep positions and the benefits and drawbacks of each.
Everyone has had a sleepless night here and there, whether it is because of an exciting event the next day or one too many cups of coffee. For one-third of Americans, insomnia is a nightly problem that affects their daily lives.
There are a variety of causes that can be attributed to this problem. For some it can be caused by stress at home or work, a change in location, depression, anxiety, or certain medical conditions. For others it may be about sleep habits and environment. Some people eat poorly and too late in the day, others do not have a steady sleep schedule, and most have an unsupportive and uncomfortable mattress.
There are many long-term effects that can result from insomnia. It can slow reaction times, result in poor performance at work, or cause weight gain or loss, irritability, anxiety, or depression, and it may put you at a higher risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.
A proper environment and schedule are key to getting great sleep, night after night. Setting up a sleeping and eating schedule can dramatically help with insomnia. Eat healthy foods earlier in the evening and make sure to give yourself a dedicated 8 hours of sleep per night. Also it is important to have a comfortable and supportive mattress. This will help to keep you from waking in the night from aches and pains. For more serious or continual insomnia cases, please seek help from a doctor.
Here is an informative video featuring Whitney, OMI’s National Sales Manager, discussing the key features of the OrganicPedic® Duo.
For more information on the Duo mattress, click HERE, or check out our previous blog about the benefits of the Duo Mattress, How Opposites Attract…the Duo.
Most people would assume that wool is used only to keep you warm on cold winter’s nights. They don’t realize how amazing wool is, and that it can actually help you keep cool in the summer.
When customers mention that they are getting too hot when they sleep, we often suggest either the Wooly pillowtop or the Wooly Lite. Both these pillowtops are filled with plush layers of our organic Eco-Wool. Wool is a great natural heat regulator, and actually wicks body heat and moisture away from you during warm nights. (It also helps regulate your body temperature during the cold winter months, so it’s a great choice year-round.) The Wooly is covered in certified-organic cotton sateen, and its feel closely resembles that of a feather bed, adding a nice, luxurious feel to any mattress.
The Wooly (3”)
The 3″-deep Eco-Wool Wooly is well suited for sleepers who need a softer surface depth or who enjoy a bed with a “nesting” feel. (Depth is approximate.)
Starting at $595
The Wooly Lite (1.5″)
The economical 1.5″-deep Eco-Wool Wooly Lite is perfectly suited for the sleeper who needs just a little extra surface cushioning. (Depth is approximate.)
Starting at $395
Contact your local retailer for more information; click HERE to find a store near you.
Add a little softness to you bed and beat the summer heat!
When you go to bed every night you flop around until you find that perfect position in bed. A comfortable position is not just your key to a comfy night’s sleep, it can offer insights into your personality traits.
A study of 1,000 sleepers analyzed by body language expert Robert Phipps found that there were 4 main types of sleeping positions and each position pointed to specific personality traits. How do you sleep?
The Fetal Position
If you curl up into a ball when you sleep you are not alone. About half of the study group slept in a fetal position. According to the survey, sleepers who are sleeping in the fetal position are looking for comfort and are often constant worriers. While they are very conscientious during waking hours, these are people who tend to over think their tasks and daily lives. Also tend to be shy and sensitive, though they present a tough exterior to the world.
The Log Position
The log sleep position is when you sleep straight in a vertical line, with your arms at your sides. Nearly a third of the people studied slept like a “log” and this can indicate that they are a bit rigid with their personalities.
The yearner is when you lay on your side with your arms outstretched. The study showed about a quarter of sleepers sleep in the yearner position. Yearners are people who get up in the morning with an excitement to get out there and chase their dreams.
The Freefall Position
The freefall position is when you sleep on your stomach with your arms and legs all over the bed. Only a fifth of the people studied were considered freefallers. The freefall position can indicate that the sleeper is seeking control of time and space in a way that they do not feel they have when they are awake.
Regardless of what position you sleep in, you should be doing it on an OrganicPedic Mattress. Discover your perfect position by visiting an OMI retailer near you. Find them on our Store Locator HERE.