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How a Healthy Diet Improves Sleep

with functional nutritionist Brooke Rozmenoski

The Daily Doze

Proper sleep is essential for your overall health.

 

There are many ways to improve your restorative rest, such as following a proper bedtime routine and having the right mattress. But did you know that changing your diet can also improve how you sleep at night?

Functional Nutritionist Brooke Rozmenoski (@brookerozzie on Instagram) is here to share her expertise on how and why it's important to eat well if you want to sleep well.

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We asked Brooke what the world should know about the relationship between diet and sleep. Here are her helpful insights and tips:
 
Q. How does nutrition play a significant role in getting proper sleep? Why is it important?
 

  1. This can be a loaded question but I want to take this in its most simple form: Nutrition gets undervalued very often in how it impacts our mood, energy, cognitive function, blood sugar regulation, hormonal function, and digestion.

    These are all some of the biggest things my clients see when we first start working together and making simple shifts to nutrition and lifestyle, and suddenly their sleep quality starts improving.

    First – from a blood sugar standpoint, dysregulated blood sugar can absolutely impact the quality of our sleep and vice versa, the quality of our sleep can impact our blood sugar regulation. Simple things we work with clients on in the beginning are macronutrients to support regulating blood sugar, like adequate protein, quality fats, and fiber.

    Second, nutrition affects our hormonal health, which regulates the processes in our body that happen every day, including ones that impact our sleep quality.

    The thing to keep in mind is all these processes require adequate nutrients to function optimally, so the nutrient density of our daily food intake over time can absolutely have an impact on our sleep, energy, mood, and digestive health.

 
Q. What are your nutritional recommendations for better sleep?
 

  1. The first thing I advise most clients to change is to eat dinner more than two (2) hours before bed. Many people have heard of this as a weight loss technique. It actually has less to do with losing weight -- more importantly, it affects and supports your sleep quality.
     
    We also work through the one meal we often see people skip: breakfast. Good sleep actually starts in the beginning of the day, and how we begin our day with food can impact our blood sugar regulation through the day — one of the best ways to correct this is to start our day with a high protein breakfast and to hold on the coffee or even scale the caffeine intake until we have eaten something if we are experiencing any periods of high personal stress. Caffeine intake in the morning is one of the sneaky ways we see clients’ sleep get disrupted at night.

 
Q. Are there specific foods, drinks or supplements that promote good sleep?
 

  1. Sipping on a chamomile or calming tea in the evenings can support a better quality sleep at night. Also, denser carbs at night, like rice, potato, etc., during dinner, in some cases can assist with serotonin production and support a night of good sleep quality as well.
     
    Many of us are deficient in the essential mineral Magnesium, which is responsible for hundreds of enzymatic processes in the body. It also plays a vital role in supporting rest, relaxation, and recovery.One of the first supplements I introduce for a client struggling with sleep is Magnesium Glycinate, a gentler form that absorbs well to support better sleep quality.

 
Q. Do you have tips on how one can improve their sleep & nutrition?
 

  1. I start many clients on a "sleep routine" and use a 60-40-20 rule:
     
    Sixty minutes before bed, we finish whatever we need to wrap up for the day, like sending the last email, doing the dishes, finishing a TV show, and dimming the overhead lights in our home.
     
    Forty minutes before bed, we turn all electronics off and put our phones away, take a shower, wash our face, brush our teeth, and freshen up.
     
    Twenty minutes before bed, we get on our mattress and do something restorative like reading, journaling, meditation, or breath work, until it's lights out and time for sleep.
     
    Other things I encourage clients to do are to set the right sleep environment, which actually begins in the morning:
     
    • Start your day by getting at least 10 minutes of sunlight before 10am, even if it's gray outside – it works!
    • Limit as much stimulation as is within your control during the day and try to take a mid-day "check in" with yourself.
    • Eat foods you know you digest well and try to drink water between meals vs. during them to support digestion throughout the day.
    • Set your home to ideal sleeping temps in the evening, around 65-68 degrees.
    • Eliminate evening stimulation as much as possible, reduce TV time, phone scrolling, etc.
    • Darken your room as much as possible using black-out shades or sleeping eye masks that fit well. Even small lights from an alarm clock can impact our hormone production and affect sleep quality.

 

THE BOTTOM LINE

Sleep and diet are inextricably linked. Combining a serene sleep environment with healthy routines and diets can help you achieve the restorative sleep you need to do and feel your best.
 
It's essential to think of sleep and diet as interdependent systems, rather than separate, to make lifestyle choices that support both.
 
Forming habits and routines that support your well-being is much more important than any single healthy meal or early bedtime, so set yourself up for a lifetime of good sleep by making these tips part of your everyday self-care.
 

Learn more about sleep

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The Importance of Mattress Ergonomics https://majesticbed.com/blog/the-importance-of-mattress-ergonomics/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 19:41:22 +0000 https://majesticbed.com/?p=6055 Do you experience pain while you’re trying to sleep or upon awakening? Have you considered how much of that is due to the bed you’re using every night?

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The Importance of Mattress Ergonomics

The Daily Doze

Do you experience pain while you’re trying to sleep or upon awakening?

Have you considered how much of that is due to the bed you’re using every night?

Ergonomics doesn’t just refer to your computer desk chair – it’s also an essential consideration for high-quality sleep.

If you’ve been sleeping better than usual when you're away from home – in a hotel or at a friend’s – it might be a clue that your old, worn-out mattress is to blame for your insomnia or chronic neck cricks.

The ergonomics of your mattress are vital to finding comfort, getting good sleep, waking up well-rested, and preventing back and joint pain or other sleep-related injuries and symptoms.

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September is Pain Awareness Month – an ideal time to figure out why your body hurts and find a solution that supports your physical well-being.
 
Learning how to reduce discomfort by sleeping in an ergonomically correct way can help.
 

Your mattress matters!

 
More specifically, the materials your mattress is built with make all the difference in your body’s ability to get a pain-free rest.
 
Too soft, and your body sinks inward. Too hard, and your body is constantly readjusting to relieve the pressure. Both scenarios put your spine in an awkward position.
 
No one wants to wake up achy and carry a sore body through the rest of the day. Finding a comfortable and supportive position to sleep in is crucial, considering many of us stay in that same sleeping position for hours at a time – sometimes the entire night.

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A well-designed mattress has the following qualities to allow this level of comfort:

  • Supports a neutral positioning of your spinal curvature, head, neck, hips, legs, and knees.
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  • Distributes pressure evenly across your body to promote healthy blood circulation.
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  • Minimizes unnecessary body movement and position changes.
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  • Minimizes disruption from the movements of a sleeping partner.
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  • Provides physical comfort and relief.

 
Lastly, your bed's height also has an effect on sleep ergonomics. It is important to find a bed that is easy for you to get in and out of without straining.
 

Age Isn’t Just a Number

 
Top quality mattresses can last longer than bargain models, of course, but all mattress materials break down over time.
 
According to the Sleep Foundation, a regularly-used mattress has an average lifespan of six to eight years. But if you feel springs, bumps, or dips under your bed's surface before then, it's time to hunt for a new one as soon as possible.

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Remember: we spend one third of our lives sleeping.

Your bed should be a place where you can relax, rest, and recover at the end of a long day. Take this time to evaluate your mattress ergonomics and examine how they’re impacting your life.

Are your neck and back pain-free when you wake up? Are you feeling well-rested most days? If you answered no, it may be time to invest in a more ergonomically supportive mattress.

We have been developing therapeutic mattresses and beds that promote restorative sleep for almost 30 years. Check them out here.

Our Sleep Experts at MajesticBeds are ready to assist you in finding the sleep systems that will improve your sleep, health, and quality of life.

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Sleep Tips for First-Time Parents https://majesticbed.com/blog/sleep-tips-for-first-time-parents/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 03:00:41 +0000 https://majesticbed.com/?p=6021 Life with a newborn is exhausting. Sometimes it can feel like there's not even a second left to take care of yourself in the ways you’re used to, because all that energy and attention is going to your baby.

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Sleep Tips for First-Time Parents

The Daily Doze

Life with a newborn is exhausting. Sometimes it can feel like there's not even a second left to take care of yourself in the ways you’re used to, because all that energy and attention is going to your baby.
 
The first months of learning how to keep a child safe, warm, fed, and clean can be the hardest for parents. Babies are routinely awake and need to eat every few hours, and that wreaks havoc on a normal adult sleep schedule.
 
Self-care is often one of the first things to go by the wayside for new parents. It’s normal. But it’s also important to remember to fill your own tank where you can.
 
Sleep when you have the opportunity; take advantage of your friends’ or partners’ offers to help; shower when you have the energy.
 
The good news? This stage is rough, but it doesn’t last forever. By two or three months of age, babies are able to sleep for 5 or 6-hour stretches, and can be expected to sleep a full 7 or 8 hours after about four months.

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If it's your first time going through this, it’s going to be a challenge – but don't fret!

We've got some helpful tips that may let you fit more rest into your days and nights:

 

1. Sleep while the baby sleeps.

Newborns sleep for the majority of the day. The times will vary, but you can count on at least a few two- to three-hour naps. If you’re able to – which is easier said than done sometimes – catch some Zzzs yourself when the baby is napping.

New parents are going to be sleep-deprived regardless, but naps throughout the day can work wonders.

 

2. Skip household chores.

Household duties like cleaning, laundry, cooking, and dishes can wait when you have a chance to get some sleep. Or, better yet – they can be delegated!

You have the supremely important job of keeping a tiny human alive, and that pushes the rest of your day-to-day priorities down the list. Let your partner, extended family, or friends take over for you, and any visitors to your home will understand if things aren’t perfect.

 

3. Share baby duties with your partner.

Communicate with your partner about the best way for them to support you with things like feedings, diaper changes, and bath time.

For some couples, planning shifts or creating schedules for nighttime baby feedings is helpful. Others do better playing it by ear. What works for your family depends on the adults, the baby, and how feedings are being handled (breast, bottle, or some combination of both).

Breastfeeding moms can pump breast milk ahead of time so that their partners can take on at least some of the feedings.

Parents of newborns sometimes will sleep in different rooms, so that whoever isn’t on baby duty that night can have a quiet place to catch up on sleep.

 

4. Ask friends and family for help.

Don’t be afraid to ask your people for support. Friends and family will often be happy to come help in any way they can – with groceries, cooking, cleaning, or just holding the baby so you can conk out for a while and come back a few degrees more human.

Accept help when it’s offered. When they say it takes a village, this is what they mean.

 

5. Invest in good sleep products and practices.

Proper sleep hygiene is always important - even when you don’t have a newborn at home.

    • Make sure your bedroom is conducive to sleep. It helps to have the space as dark and quiet as possible, and on the cooler side.
    • Stay away from caffeine later in the day and electronic devices close to bedtime. They emit blue light, which can disrupt your body’s natural sleep cycle.
    • Wind down with mindful techniques like meditation or progressive muscle relaxation. Listening to soothing music or audio frequencies (white, pink or brown noise) can also support stress reduction.
    • Ensure that your bed is comfortable enough. A high-quality bed that helps you achieve restful sleep is one of the best investments you can make.

(Our Majestic Beds Team Sleep Experts would be happy to talk to you about getting a better, deeper, and more comfortable sleep. MajesticBeds specializes in providing the right mattress, pillows, and bed foundations to help people achieve restorative sleep for a healthier, happier life – and we’ve been doing it for almost 30 years. We offer customizable designs that relieve pain and discomfort while providing the durable support you need. Find our products and expert guidance here.)

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Remember: Your sleeplessness is temporary

We hope that some of these tips will help you improve the quality of your sleep or, at the very least, assure you that you’re not alone.

If you’re struggling, keep in mind that it won’t be long before your baby sleeps in long enough stretches for you to get decent sleep regularly.

Until then, take good care of yourself. Eat well, hydrate, give yourself lots of grace, and rest as much as you possibly can.

You’ve earned it.

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The Importance of Sleep for Students https://majesticbed.com/blog/the-importance-of-sleep-for-students/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 18:39:32 +0000 https://majesticbed.com/?p=6014 Depriving yourself of sleep can take a toll on your mind and body. It can cause problems with mental focus, memory, mood, energy, and your ability to learn.

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The Importance of Sleep for Students

The Daily Doze

How many hours of quality sleep did you skip this week?

Are you pulling all-nighters to cram for projects and assignments? Are you preoccupied with social gatherings or video games that keep you up past midnight?

Whatever the reasons, depriving yourself of sleep can take a toll on your mind and body. It can cause problems with mental focus, memory, mood, energy, and your ability to learn.

Studies have proven that shortened sleeping hours, irregular sleep/wake schedules, and poor sleep quality can affect academic performance for young people, from middle school all the way through college.

August is Back to School Month – the perfect time to set better sleep habits to improve your grades, your physical and mental performance, and your quality of life.

 

What Does a Good Night’s Sleep Provide?

Proper rest improves your brain function and sharpens your memory, leading to improved decision-making, creative thinking and mental sharpness.

Getting enough sleep gives you the energy you need to do well on school tests and other assignments. Passing scores and higher grades can, in turn, reduce your stress, improve your relationships with your teachers, and make your parents proud.

Your health also relies on you getting enough quality sleep!

Sufficient rest promotes the body's natural production of germ-fighting white blood cells and cytokines, which reduce inflammation and support waking up without aches or pains. Taking care of yourself by having the right amount of sleep every day lets you build a strong immune system, and it can make all the difference in how you feel physically.

A restful night of sleep is well-known to improve your mood and attitude, as well. A habit of proper sleep can contribute to positive social interactions and an optimistic outlook on life.

 

How Much Sleep Should a Student Get?

The quantity of rest a person needs is largely dependent on their age. For children and young adults, getting seven to nine hours of sleep lets the body achieve proper sleep quality.

During times of extra mental and physical activity, such as when adjusting to a new school year, participating in athletics, or preparing for exams, this minimum should be strictly observed.

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Ready to Get Better Sleep? Here Are 3 Tips to Help Students:

1. Avoid caffeine in the afternoon.

Keep away from coffee and caffeinated drinks in the afternoon and evening. This stimulant stays active in your system for hours, making it harder to fall asleep.

2. Dedicate your bed especially for sleep.

If you are lying in bed and having difficulty falling asleep, get up and do something relaxing until you feel sleepy.

Avoid using your bed for non-sleep-related activities like studying, reading, watching TV, or talking on the phone. This allows your body to associate the bed with slumber, and will help you drift off more easily at bedtime.

3. Have a routine and a sleep environment that works.

Ensure that your bedroom elements create a sleep-friendly environment so that when you’re ready to call it a day, you can wind down and relax in peace. Dim the lights, draw the shades and tone down any sounds that can distract you.

Comfort is key, and the right bed can go a long way to support dozing off and staying asleep – which is why MajesticBeds was created.

We specialize in providing mattress, pillows, and bed foundations to help people achieve restorative sleep for a healthier, happier life – and we've been doing it for almost 30 years.

We offer customizable designs that relieve pain and discomfort while providing the durable support you need. Find the best sleep products that will work for you here.

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The Bottom Line

Want to pass this school year with flying colors?

Sleep is essential to achieving success, academic or otherwise. It helps maintain good health and ensures you’re working at peak performance.

Sleeping well lets you reap the benefits of an improved mood, a better attitude, and stronger memory skills, and gives you enough energy to finish each day strong.

We’re here to help you achieve the best sleep you can get! Our goal at Majestic Beds is to provide our clients with revolutionary sleep products, and to let our expertise help you experience a restful night's sleep. No matter your symptoms or needs, we can guide you to find a better quality of life through the power of sleep.

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Better Sleep to Boost Work Productivity and Morale https://majesticbed.com/blog/better-sleep-to-boost-work-productivity-and-morale/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 03:44:50 +0000 https://majesticbed.com/?p=5938 Do you find yourself forgetting things, or having a hard time concentrating on complex tasks? If so, it could be because you're not getting enough sleep.

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Better Sleep to Boost Work Productivity and Morale

The Daily Doze

How’s your productivity at work?
 
Do you find yourself forgetting things, or having a hard time concentrating on complex tasks? If so, it could be because you're not getting enough sleep.
 
Sleepiness challenges your memory, affects your moods, and slows down your thought process. Long-term lack of sleep can obstruct thoughts from flowing clearly and make learning more taxing. It can easily affect work performance, cause difficulty in relationships, and lead to accidents.
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared insufficient sleep a "public health problem."
 
Studies show that more than a third of American adults do not get enough sleep regularly. In terms of dollar value, inadequate sleep has an estimated impact on the economy of over $411B each year in the United States alone.
 

What Causes Insufficient Sleep?

 
Sleep quality depends on many factors, including our health, environment, lifestyle habits and more.
 
In our digital age with gadgets all around us, simple exposure to blue light from our TV, laptop, and smartphone screens makes it harder for our brains to recognize the cues for sleepytime.
 
Drinking caffeine too late in the day can also keep us awake when we ought to be asleep. A few alcoholic drinks may help us get to bed, but it reduces our sleep quality.
 
Pressure and problems also affect us when we have difficulty sleeping. For example, stress from work or family issues can leave our minds racing as we lay in bed.

 

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Sleep + Productivity

 
A great way to enhance your work performance across the board is to regularly get enough high-quality sleep. This single change will improve your ability to discern, give you better impulse control, help you focus, allow proper emotion management, and promote better learning.
 
High-quality sleep adds immeasurable value as it boosts creative thinking and problem-solving. It can also reduce the risk of making mistakes, prevent workplace accidents and avoid burnout in your job.
 
Getting enough sleep can be essential to letting you perform your best in every aspect of work.

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Sleep + Morale

 
One of the first symptoms of sleep deprivation, besides tiredness, is feeling grumpy or irritable. This mental and emotional state makes staying productive a struggle, and can influence how people get along with others or handle difficulties.
 
On the other hand, well-rested workers can enjoy a better mood and attitude – leading to better relationships between workmates, a happier team overall, and a more productive business.
 

4 Tips for Getting High Quality Sleep

 
Improve the quality and quantity of your sleep and encourage workplace wellness with these practices:
 
1. Avoid looking at screens before bed.
 
Refrain from using your gadgets after a set curfew, at least one hour before you sleep. Blue light can disrupt melatonin release and proper regulation of your body's circadian rhythm.
 
2. Be mindful of what you eat & drink late in the day.
 
Don't consume heavy meals within a couple of hours of bedtime to avoid discomfort which can keep you awake.
 
Nicotine and caffeine can also interfere with sleep, as it takes hours for the effects to wear off. Alcoholic drinks can seem like they help by enhancing drowsiness, but they may also disrupt your sleep later in the night.
 
3. Set a routine to help you get ready to sleep.
 
A consistent time of going to bed and getting up daily reinforces your body's sleep-wake cycle.
 
Create a routine at night and give yourself time to wind down. Promote sleep with behaviors, like turning down the lights in your room an hour before going to bed or changing into your sleepwear, to help signal your body that it's time for bed.
 
4. Invest in proper sleep products.
 
Comfortability in your bed can go a long way when trying to doze off and stay asleep – and we value that at MajesticBeds.
 
We specialize in providing the right mattress, pillows, and bed foundations to help people achieve restorative sleep for a healthier, happier life – and we’ve been doing it for almost 30 years. We offer customizable designs that relieve pain and discomfort while providing the durable support you need. Find the best products that will work for you here.
 

The Bottom Line
 
Get better sleep to help you on your way to being more productive and happy. Your effort and investment in good sleep hygiene will go a long way to get the rest you need and deserve.
 
Stay updated and educate yourself further on how to enhance your sleep situation. Read our other blogs to enrich your knowledge of sleep:
 

 
Our goal is to provide all our clients with the proper sleep products and expertise to experience a restful, restorative night's sleep. No matter the symptoms or needs, we are here to help you get a better quality of life through the power of sleep.

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Summer Slumber Tips https://majesticbed.com/blog/summer-slumber-tips/ Mon, 18 Jul 2022 20:40:35 +0000 https://majesticbed.com/?p=5945 Want to get better sleep this summer? Here are some helpful hacks to cool down, wind down and sleep comfortably.

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Summer Slumber Tips

The Daily Doze

Summer is a much-anticipated time of warm days and leisure activities like beach trips, traveling with loved ones, and relaxing outdoors.

Although it’s fun under the sun, some people also find it difficult to sleep as the temperature rises during this hot season. Many factors contribute to this, including the physical discomfort of warm, humid nights. We may also be more likely to sleep less when exposed longer to daylight hours during the summer.

According to Everything to Know about your Circadian Rhythm, our sleep is affected by this natural internal cycle that dictates our sleep-wake pattern over 24 hours. Light and darkness signal our brain to activate certain hormones, making us alert or sleepy.

Want to get better sleep this summer?

Here are some helpful hacks to cool down, wind down and sleep comfortably:

Take a cold shower before bedtime.

Relax and take a refreshing rinse before going to bed to lower your body temperature if you’re feeling hot. This can also help keep pollen and allergens off of your bedding!

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Stay hydrated with chilled water within reach

Keep a water bottle or glass beside your bed and take a few sips before sleeping to lower your internal body temperature.

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Have a cool sleeping environment

Use a fan or air conditioning to set the right temperature in your bedroom, low enough for you to sleep comfortably.

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Adjust your sleeping position

Curling up to sleep may be a reason why you feel warm. Try dozing off with your arms and legs spread out, which assists your body in releasing heat instead of keeping it near your core.

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Limit your light exposure

Have the best defense against early sunrises by adjusting the lighting you see in your room with dimmers, blackout curtains, or a sleep mask. You can “trick” your body into thinking it’s bedtime by being in control of the amount of sunlight coming into your eyes.

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Surround yourself in cool comfort

Sheets and pajamas: Wear loose and “breathable” cotton pajamas that will allow proper ventilation to help keep you cool so you sweat less. Use lighter colored bed sheets made of fabrics that allow airflow and moisture wicking.

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Use MajesticBeds Sleep Systems to get the ultimate cool sleep!

Cooling bed accessories: MajesticBeds offers mattresses and pillows covered with cooling patented technology. As a bonus, you get advanced pressure relief for any body pains.
 
Our Majestic Beds Team Sleep Experts would be happy to advise you about relieving discomfort and getting a better, cooler, and more comfortable sleep. Visit our stores or check our website to shop here.

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No Longer the Season of Sleeplessness
 
Get proper sleep all summer with these tips! You will feel more energized and ready to pursue your goals and fulfill your summertime bucket list.
 
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Sleep Recovery After Surgery https://majesticbed.com/blog/sleep-recovery-after-surgery/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 04:00:55 +0000 https://majesticbed.com/?p=5774 Post-surgical recovery is a delicate time for anyone, with all your available energies going towards healing and repair.

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Sleep Recovery After Surgery

The Daily Doze

Post-surgical recovery is a delicate time for anyone, with all your available energies going towards healing and repair.

 

Many patients experience sleep problems and disturbances in the days and weeks following a surgical procedure. They report decreased sleep time, increased sleep disturbances, lower sleep quality, night sweats, and even nightmares.

In the hospital, sleep loss is common for its own set of reasons:

  • External Disturbances
    Nurses and doctors come and go in your hospital room to check vitals, and give medication every few hours. Moreover, hospitals are noisy places, and monitoring devices in your body can cause discomfort.
     
  • Drugs / Medication / Anesthetics
    Narcotic pain or morphine-based medication can interfere with sleep, causing insomnia, sleep disturbances, and “jitters.” Narcotic pain medication may decrease airway control during sleep, causing sleep apnea and snoring.
     
  • Pain or Surgical Trauma
    Aches and pains felt throughout the body, even if more manageable than your pre-operative symptoms, can make it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep, and reach deep sleep.
     
  • Increased Stress
    Sleep problems may begin even before surgery. Feelings of anxiety and stress about undergoing the procedure can make it difficult to sleep.

 

Post-surgery is a crucial period when you’ll need even more restorative sleep to help recover from the stress of surgery. Sleep disturbances can increase health risks, cardiovascular events risk and thus delay recovery.

Your body doesn’t shut down when you sleep. Our bodies go on regenerative mode and are busy mending and rejuvenating to be refreshed and energized for the next day and the next chapter in our lives.

Check out these expert sleep tips on recovering from specific areas of surgery!

Spinal Fusion / Back Surgery

The position in which you sleep can greatly impact your sleep quality and spine health. Avoid lying on your stomach – this position puts stress on your back and disc spaces.

It’s best to avoid sleeping this way, but if you need to lie on your stomach, place a pillow beneath your chest and stomach to help relieve some pressure.

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The recommended sleep positions for back surgery patients are on your back and on your side.
 
When you sleep on your back, you can reduce the chances of complications. Adding a pillow under your legs can relieve stress on your spine. Avoid sleeping with your arms tucked beneath your neck, as it will add pressure to your neck and shoulder area.
 
Sleeping on your side can also alleviate pain and pressure. Alternating between sleeping on your left and right to distribute pressure and improve spine alignment.
 
Read more: Your Mattress: The Hidden Culprit Behind Your Back Pain
 
Neck Surgery
 
The best sleeping position to help ease your pain after neck surgery is on your back. Stomach sleeping is not advised. To protect your neck, use a Majestic Pillow to keep your spine in a neutral position. You can also use a U-shaped travel pillow or rolled-up towel to assist your neck.
 
If you prefer to sleep on your side, place the pillow between your legs to ensure your whole spine gets full support. On your back, place a pillow under your knees with your knees bent.
 
Joint Surgery
 
Back and side positions are typically recommended -- with a few modifications to alleviate pain where you need it. Experts suggest the strategic use of pillows to align the curves of your back. Sleep on your non-operative side with pillows between your legs and avoid bending your knees. If the surgery is on your legs, take care in not turning or twisting your leg inward; nor should you cross your legs or ankles.
 
Read more: Sleep and Arthritis: How to Sleep Better with Joint Pain
 
General Tips on Improving Sleep Post-Surgery
 
Sleep is essential for recovery and healing after any surgical procedure. Some disturbances may be unavoidable, but taking the proper steps can improve the quality of your rest and recovery.
 
Optimize your sleep environment to reduce noise, light, and external stimuli during nighttime. Finally, invest in a superior sleep surface and pillow. Since sleep is so essential in aiding recovery, your mattress is just as important as the need for medications, natural remedies, and self-care measures intended to relieve pain.
 
Our Majestic Plus, Ergo Comfort, and Majestic Solution 1 are designed to aid in recovery from surgery and built to minimize pressure.
 
Want more info and support? Speak to our sleep specialists regarding your conditions and symptoms to best recommend a bed suitable for you. Your journey for a pain-free life is within reach!

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How our Beds Help Scoliosis https://majesticbed.com/blog/how-our-beds-help-scoliosis/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 19:04:16 +0000 https://majesticbed.com/?p=5767 Scoliosis is defined as a sideways curve of the backbone which often shows up during childhood and often leads to lower back pain, body stiffness, and fatigue caused by muscle strain.

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How our Beds Help Scoliosis

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June is Scoliosis Awareness Month, when we shine light on a progressive condition that affects 2-3% of the population in America, according to AANS.

 

Scoliosis is defined as a sideways curve of the backbone which often shows up during childhood. Visible symptoms often lead to lower back pain, body stiffness, and fatigue caused by muscle strain.
 

National Scoliosis Awareness Month is the perfect time to learn more about this condition – and to re-evaluate your current sleeping habits, positions and surfaces to get better sleep, no matter the state of your spinal curvature.

 

The Right Bed Makes a Difference

 

Getting quality and restorative sleep is vital to overall health for anyone. A high-quality bed that provides the right comfort and support your body needs will help alleviate many types of pain or sleep symptoms, improve spine alignment, and minimize pressure points.

 

Going to bed comfortably with a medical condition is almost always challenging, and this is especially true among scoliosis sufferers. While a mattress cannot cure scoliosis, it can be the first step towards alleviating pain and helping people with spinal conditions get better sleep quality.

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To find a bed that will help you deal with scoliosis, here are some considerations to look for:

 

  • Comfortability. You need a mattress that gives proper back support for pain relief. Try different firmness or softness levels for a cozy, restful, and snug surface.
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  • Manufacturing and materials. Ask about where the materials are sourced in order to evaluate a bed’s quality. Some foam products are backed with certifications that can indicate the expected performance of a mattress.
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  • Warranty policy. Ensure your satisfaction when the maker or seller has a return policy that can protect your investment if you need to have it checked or replaced in the future.
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  • Customer reviews. Do your due diligence about the bed you want to get by researching reviews online, comparing the pros and cons of your desired mattress.
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  • Affordability. Price is a common consideration for most major purchases. Look into different options (including financing) that could fit your budget and don’t forget to consider taxes, delivery charges, and setup fees.
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The Way You Sleep Matters, Too

 

Finding a good sleeping position also promotes relief from discomfort, and the right mattress is one that lets you rest with your spine and joints supported properly. Of course, each person has personal preferences for what feels most comfortable as well.

Here are our experts’ suggestions to help you sleep pain-free:

  • Sleeping on your back can evenly distribute your body weight to prevent stress in any portion of your spine.
  • Side sleeping works best with pillow supports to reinforce your head, torso, and pelvic alignment.

 

Sleep is Critical

 
Sleep is critical to our daily energy levels, our health and immunity, and even our mood.
 
This is especially true for anyone dealing with a chronic pain condition like scoliosis. The persistent pain and discomfort common to this condition can be draining and discouraging.
 
Getting proper rest in a superior bed can help ensure people with scoliosis or other symptoms and conditions get the quality sleep they need.
 

Put Restless Nights to Bed with MajesticBeds

 
Manage your sleep in the best ways possible with the help of our Sleep Experts, who can offer you support and guidance in finding solutions.
 
Our mattresses are designed to conform around the body, so there are no pressure points and the curve of the spine is relieved, allowing sleepers to comfortably lay on either side. Watch this video to learn more about how you can experience a restful and pain-free night's sleep.
 
We are the only mattress company that originated in the healthcare industry. With our almost 30 years of experience, MajesticBeds understands the pain people with medical issues suffer when trying to sleep comfortably.
 
We offer specific designs on our website for individual needs and symptoms to help you enjoy better, more restorative sleep.

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Elements of a Relaxing Bedroom https://majesticbed.com/blog/elements-of-a-relaxing-bedroom/ Wed, 18 May 2022 16:00:17 +0000 https://majesticbed.com/?p=5724 designing our bedrooms to be as comfortable as possible in pursuit of better sleep is an investment in style, comfort and a better quality of life – both while we’re asleep and awake!

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Elements of a Relaxing Bedroom

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Interior redecorating is often focused on the more “public” spaces in our homes that guests see first, while our private rooms are last on the list.

However, designing our bedrooms to be as comfortable as possible in pursuit of better sleep is an investment in style, comfort and a better quality of life – both while we’re asleep and awake! Here are the key elements in making your bedroom a relaxing sleep retreat:

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Mattress
 
First and foremost: Get the best mattress for your needs – it’s a long-term investment! A good mattress should last you for 7 to 10 years. Prioritize having a bed that gives you maximum comfort and support when you sleep, as it makes a world of difference.
 
Bed Frame and Headboard
 

It’s best to find a headboard that can benefit you beyond when you’re just lying down. Having a cushioned headboard can make all the difference in feeling supported and comfy at night – especially if you usually lean against it to read and unwind.
 

Linens and Pillows
 

Your investment in quality linens and pillows is almost as important as your mattress. Linens bring you warmth and a level of comfort essential for getting a good night’s rest.
 

Pillows come in many different shapes and materials, including those specifically designed for spinal support, side sleepers and more. Take time in testing your pillows whenever possible before buying them. Find the right ones that give your back and neck the support you need to avoid aches and pains.
 

Bedside Table

 
The ideal nightstand should provide enough space for your daily essentials, such as a glass of water, an alarm clock, and anything else you need near you. It should give you both proper storage and easy access to these things.
 

Window Treatments
 

Control the natural brightness that comes into your room from your window with shades or drapes that support your sleeping preferences. Blackout curtains are a good option for those who easily get distracted by light in their environment when they sleep.

 
Lighting

 
Install proper lamps and accents to create a relaxed vibe and atmosphere to your room, avoiding harsh overhead fixtures. Adjustable soft, dim lights are great for setting you in the mood to sleep.
 

Soothing Colors
 

Choose a palette that is soothing to the eye and relaxing to your body and mind. Neutrals, whites, grays and muted tones are popular color schemes in the bedroom.

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Style, comfort and functionality should work hand-in-hand when deciding what belongs in your bedroom – and what doesn’t. Keep work and TV watching out of the space if you want the best sleep environment possible.
Make sure your space is optimized for the best sleeping conditions you can create. You’re sure to look forward to spending your nights there, once it’s an oasis of comfort for you to come home to.
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How to Get Better Sleep with Fibromyalgia https://majesticbed.com/blog/how-to-get-better-sleep-with-fibromyalgia/ Wed, 11 May 2022 16:00:05 +0000 https://majesticbed.com/?p=5716 Sleeplessness is almost a universal experience in modern society and is especially rampant among those with health problems or chronic pain. This goes double for fibromyalgia sufferers!

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How to Get Better Sleep with Fibromyalgia

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Although sleeplessness is almost a universal experience in modern society, it is especially rampant among certain groups of people, such as those with health problems or chronic pain. This goes double for fibromyalgia sufferers!

 

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Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal disorder endured by roughly 4 million people in the U.S.

The condition causes chronic pain and stiffness in the muscles and joints. Other symptoms include fatigue, anxiety, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, skin sensitivity, numbness – and lack of sleep.

People afflicted with the disorder may go for years undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, and women are twice as likely to have fibromyalgia as men.

How does fibromyalgia affect slumber?

People with fibromyalgia have a hard time falling – and staying – asleep. There are several causes that contribute to these effects. First, the condition’s underlying symptoms of pain and stiffness in the muscles and joints is an obvious disruptor of sleep.

Sleep Disorders Associated with Fibromyalgia

Insomnia is common in people living with fibromyalgia. One explanation is that the normal order of brain waves gets disturbed. Regular deep-sleep patterns become interrupted by brain waves that signal wakefulness, disrupting your sleep.

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Another commonly reported sleep disorder is Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). This condition is ten times more prevalent in people with fibromyalgia. RLS negatively impacts sleep and makes one feel drowsy during the day.
 

The pain medication prescribed for fibromyalgia can also be a culprit in keeping sufferers up at night, with side effects that negatively impact sleep quality.
 

Getting Better Sleep for People with Fibromyalgia

 
There is no known cure for fibromyalgia, so managing its symptoms is still the best remedy. Improving sleep quality can provide a significant improvement in chronic pain and fatigue – and that, in turn, helps people with fibromyalgia get more consistent, restorative sleep.
 

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Here are six easy, effective ways to help ensure a good night's rest, even with fibromyalgia symptoms:

    • Wind down with routines that help ease discomfort.
      Warm baths, leg massages, and alternating warm and cold packs can help ease symptoms. Infusing essential oils can also promote deep breathing and relax your mind, body and soul.

 

    • Set a sleep schedule.
      A key component of healthy sleep hygiene is going to bed and waking up at the same time each day, even on weekends.

 

    • Exercise regularly.
      Commit to a workout regimen to promote better rest at night and reduce pain in general.

 

    • Practice mindfulness and meditation.
      This emphasizes the importance of being present in the moment, which can help you be more mindful as you go about your day and cope with difficult situations.

 

    • Take Vitamin D supplements
      People with fibromyalgia often exhibit below-average Vitamin D levels. Supplements can help reduce the widespread pain of fibromyalgia, thereby improving sleep.

 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    A brain is a powerful tool for wellness. This technique teaches you to change your thought patterns for the better. CBT improves focus and thinking abilities and reduces anxiety. Many people worry that they won't be able to sleep because of their pain, which makes the pain worse, so it's harder to sleep.

 

Aside from these solid steps, try to avoid the following, which can mess with your nighttime sleep:

Daytime naps; stimulants like coffee, tea and alcohol in the evening; any liquids a few hours before bed (so you won't have to get up to go to the bathroom); electronic gadgets in the hour before lights out.
We believe everyone deserves their best sleep!

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