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Catching ZZZZs With Zleeps

With the end of daylight saving time on Sunday, remember to set your clocks back, change the smoke detectors, and enjoy that extra hour of sleep. Even though moms are usually really tired, getting enough rest is not always easy. Whether your crying newborn needs a feeding, or your teenager pulls into the garage after midnight, or you suffer from insomnia, or your husband snores so loud he can wake up the neighbors, you probably aren’t sleeping as good as you should.

Health experts suggest that the recommended amount of sleep for adults is eight hours a night. Yeah, right, in my dreams. Juggling work, family, and everyday life can cut into precious sleeping time and lead to physical and emotional problems besides crabbiness, mood wings, inability to concentrate, and impatience.  Lack of sleep also can cause serious medical problems, such as heart disease, fibromyalgia, memory problems, and even weight gain. So THAT explains why I can’t fit into my skinny jeans anymore, or maybe it’s from eating too much leftover Halloween candy.

The most common problem that leaves many people tossing and turning at night is that they can’t get comfortable. Everything we purchase has a lifespan, and many of us know that just like an old bra, mattresses eventually don’t give our bodies the right support. Generally a mattress lasts about seven years—luckily a little longer than a bra!

One easy solution to improving the quality of sleep is Memory foam mattresses, available from Zleeps.  Considered the best on the market, the material in Zleeps products are specially made to mould to the shape of your body, for optimum comfort and support. Zleeps offers different sized memory foam mattresses, from single to king-size, so you can buy the right size mattress, to suit how much space you need when sleeping and to fit within your bedroom. You can even buy memory foam pillows to match your mattress, which gives you extra support for your head and neck, making it easier to relieve the stress after a busy day.

To help you get cozy in the chill of winter, bed throws and cushions are decorative and practical. Cushions add support, and bed throws come in a variety of styles to complement your bedroom.

So, do yourself and your family a favour. Don’t scrimp on a good night’s sleep. Check out Zleeps and invest in your health. Just don’t blame Zleeps if you doze past the alarm clock.

5 More Tips For A Good Night’s Rest

1. Start a bedtime ritual an hour before going to sleep, such as listen to mellow music or environmental sounds, mediate, read a few chapters in a book, soak in a candlelit bubble bath, or ask your husband to massage your back (good luck with that).

2. Avoid stimulation in all forms, such as trying to help your middle schooler with math homework.

3. Dim the lights and if necessary use blue light blockers.

4. Sip a cup of warm chamomile tea or ask your doctor about other natural supplements, such as melatonin.

5. Learn breathing exercises to relax your mind and body. For example, before bedtime, inhale and exhale deeply, focusing on each part of the body. As you hold your breath and then let go, visual releasing tension from head to toe.

Nighty night…

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