The Quality of Sleep and The Quality of Life

The Quality of Sleep and The Quality of Life

There are some things, right or wrong, that we accept about sleep. We’ve been told we need 8 hours of sleep nightly, we do our best sleeping at night, and the older we are, the more likely we’ll get up during the night to use the restroom. Let’s separate some fact from fiction when it comes to sleep.

Most Do Not Dream in Just Black and White

We have been told we don’t dream in color, yet many of us can vividly remember dreams in color. Research actually shows that only about 12 percent of us dream exclusively in black and white.

We DO Actually Sleep About a Third of Our Life Away

Typically, we do sleep an average of eight hours a night. That, in fact, does equate to one third of our lives sleeping. In spite of this, most of us keep looking for the cheapest mattresses.

The Light Bulb and Industrial Age Changed Sleeping Habits

Prior to the electric light bulb and going to work at a job outside the home, sleeping habits were much more flexible. Some people slept four or so hours at a time. Illuminating the darkness and regular work schedules outside of the home changed that.

Electronic and Digital Devices Are Harmful to a Good Nights Sleep

If you have trouble sleeping, it could be that television, computer or cellphone in your bedroom. Even your LED clock could be inhibiting deep sleep. If you have trouble sleeping well, try removing these devices from your bedroom.

You May Awaken at Night More Often the Older You Get

As we get older, it can lead to prostate issues, which can lead to more bathroom trips at night. Prostate issues are not good, but waking up is not a bad alternative to other options.

Foods Can Impact Dreams and Even Nightmares

When Ebenezer Scrooge blamed the visits of the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future on something he ate, he may not have been far off. Not only can foods like cheese, pasta and meats increase the likelihood of dreams, spicy foods can increase the amount of nightmares you experience. Avoid spicy foods prior to going to bed.

Is There a Perfect Temperature for Sleeping?

While everyone is a bit different, experts generally agree that the best temperatures for sleep range between 60 to 67 degrees.

Is There a Scent That Can Help You Sleep?

It is generally accepted that lavender is the best aroma to promote sleep. This can be accomplished through oils, incense, candles and even lavender scented laundry detergent.

The quality of your life can depend on the quality of your sleep. Don’t be afraid to take some simple steps to improve your sleep.

Trouble sleeping can also be stress related. If you find yourself worrying too much at night, take steps to relieve that stress. Even something as simple as life insurance can provide just a bit more peace of mind. Contact us for a no obligation quote on life insurance for you and your family.

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