It seems like I always have trouble staying asleep. I can fall asleep fairly easily but staying asleep is a whole other story. However, I have found that taking melatonin, turning off all the tvs and lights seem to help. I used to try to sleep with the tv on and that was fine at first, but then it started waking me up. The Mayo clinic has some great tips here https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/insomnia/expert-answers/insomnia/faq-20057824 for not only falling asleep but staying asIeep. One of the things that was mentioned was not having caffeine after 1 pm. If you’re anything like me, you drink caffeine way after that point. But I may have to just stick to water after 1. And as odd as it sounds, it’s also advised that if you can’t go back to sleep within 20 minutes, get up and move around. I have actually tried that before and it seems to work. I don’t know why, maybe my brain just needed to wind down again. I do have a lot of anxiety so that’s probably part of my issue with sleep.
I also think that the type of mattress that one has makes a difference too. My mattress needs to be replaced as I’ve had it for awhile. It’s just a traditional mattress, nothing special. I’ve been reasearching different options out there and boy are there a lot of them. Ghost Bed is one of the companies that really caught my attention. Their mattresses just look so comfy! They have an all-in-one foundation for mattress. It’s easy to assemble which is definitely important to me as I’m not too handy with tools. And it has a 20 year warranty which you can’t beat. You don’t need a metal frame or box springs, just a mattress to top it off. Since I’m usually hot natured, I think that the Ghost Bed luxe would be great for me. And it’s also great for aches and pains, which at my age, I seem to be getting more of. Oh and I’ll definitely take advantage of the 101 night trial. I mean, I’m sure I’m gonna love it, but mattresses can be a bit of an investment, ya know. Also, there’s free pillows with certain matresses. Who doesn’t love a good pillow? I know I do.
The more and more I research I really think that Ghost Bed is going to be the direction I need to go so I can get more satisfying sleep. Just looking at all of their mattresses makes me sleepy. I guess that’s a good thing. Maybe not in the middle of the day though. I have read so many great reviews about these mattresses so I can’t wait to try one out. I’m ready to get a good night’s sleep and not be so tired during the day. It’ll be nice remembering what 8 hours of consecutive sleep feel like. It seems like it’s been ages since I’ve slept that well. If anyone has bought a Ghost Bed, I’d love to hear your thoughts!