If you’ve ever wondered why you get sleepy at certain times of the night and wake up at the same time each morning, there’s actually a scientific reason! It’s an internal clock we all have called our ‘circadian rhythm’ and it helps us regulate our sleep through cycles throughout the day.
Learn more about what your circadian rhythm does for you and what you can do for it!
The Importance of Keeping Your Circadian Rhythm In Check
Have you ever experienced the phenomena known as 'jet-lag?' If so, then you have felt what it is like to have a circadian rhythm disruption.
This internal clock picks up on the amount of light and darkness that you are exposed to each day and determines when you should be waking, or sleeping.
There are various ways that you can regulate your circadian rhythm to always feel your best. The best way to go about this is simply by being a creature of habit. When you are disciplined with regard to your sleep routine, and you stick to a certain schedule for waking up as well as falling asleep you are well on the way to a healthy sleep habit.
Also, should you be into staying fit, it is important that you do not engage in any type of physical fitness activities in the evening. Do all of your exercising in the morning hours as they tend to produce endorphins that cause you to be alert and can make trying to rest a bit tough!
If you are spending any amount of time in front of a computer screen, you may be interrupting your circadian rhythm without realizing it. It has been proven that the light emitted from a computer screen can trigger a wakefulness that can last for up to 2 hours after you have turned yourself away from the screen.
Limiting yourself to no computers 3 hours before bedtime is a good rule to follow. You can also try listening to the radio, or reading a book to trigger the circadian rhythm timetable in your favor.
Your circadian rhythm plays an important role in your overall health and your well-being. The more you know about your circadian rhythm and its effect on your body, the better you can use it to your advantage.
Your Mattress and Your Circadian Rhythm
There is nothing quite as fulfilling as a good night's sleep. Most people would definitely agree with this.
While it is important that we do all we can to promote a healthy circadian rhythm, it is also important that we do our homework and put a lot of thought into the process of picking out the right mattress.
You can have the healthiest of all circadian rhythms just to have it nullified by trying to sleep on the wrong mattress.
If you’re in need of a new mattress to help you achieve better sleep, visit one of our locations and try out your next mattress today.