4 Things That May Be Disrupting Your Sleep and 4 Things to Fix Them

Monday December 5th, 2022

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The average person spends over 2,000 hours a year sleeping – or trying to.

If you’re one of the millions who have trouble falling or staying asleep, it might be
due to reasons you haven’t considered.

1. Bedding

Mattresses, sheets, and pillows are breeding grounds for dust mites. Yes, it’s gross. But it’s true.

According to the American Lung Association, these invisible-to-the-human eye pests feed on dead skin cells and thrive in warm, humid settings.

Dust mite allergens tuck themselves into bedding, mattresses, upholstered fabrics, curtains, and carpets rather than remain in the air. Although dust mites occur naturally and dwell in almost all homes, humidity is the most common culprit for high levels of dust mites.

You can help prevent these pesky allergins from taking over your home by dusting frequently, deep cleaning the carpets at least once a year, replacing the carpets if over ten years old, washing pillows and bedding in hot water on a regular basis, using hypoallergenic pillowcases and mattress covers, and reducing the humidity levels in your home.

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Operating a humidifier to keep your humidity levels at 50 percent or less will help stop dust mites from multiplying, allowing you to breathe better and safer.

2. Bedroom

It turns out that where you sleep is just as important as sleep itself.

Your bedroom should be conducive to providing you with a perfect sleep environment. It should be a calming space that is not too bright, warm, or loud.

Attempting to sleep in a space that is too light, either by the sun or from artificial light sources, disrupts your circadian rhythm. Exposure to light at the wrong times alters the body’s internal sleep clock— the biological mechanism that regulates sleep-wake cycles — in ways that interfere with both the quantity and quality of sleep.

An ill-functioning circadian rhythm that creates poor sleep can often lead to health issues such as weight gain, cardiovascular problems, mood swings, and mental health disorders.

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3. Hormones

Excessive or improper lighting in your bedroom or sleep space can also affect your hormones, specifically your melatonin levels.

Your body’s natural melatonin production is linked to light.

In response to darkness, the pineal gland in the brain initiates the production of melatonin, but exposure to light slows down that production.

Light exposure during the night can hinder transitions between sleep cycles, reducing your quality of sleep. Too much light can disrupt sleep and reduce time spent in deeper, more restorative sleep stages.

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4. Snoring

According to the Mayo Clinic, when you fall into a deep sleep, the muscles in the roof of your mouth, tongue, and throat begin to relax; sometimes enough to partially block your airway.

As you breathe, these tissues rattle and vibrate, resulting in the roaring sound we call snoring. The tissue vibration increases as the airway narrows, causing the snoring to become louder and louder.

Your lifestyle, age, weight, and anatomy are all factors that can contribute to snoring. Additionally, pregnancy and menopause are common causes for women to snore.

Poor quality of sleep is a well-documented and well-known health concern associated with snoring.

Snorers frequently wake themselves and their partners up during the night, negatively impacting their sleep quality and quantity.

Poor sleep, lack of sleep, and disruption of sleep from snoring can adversely affect your mood, emotional well-being, and physical health.

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Scientifically designed with a biosensor that can detect and distinguish loud snores, the Sleep Connection Watch automatically sends smooth electrical pulses that naturally reposition your body and your jaw for better airflow to reduce and prevent snoring.

The wristband will not disturb your normal sleep, so you and your partner can get a better night’s sleep without being awakened during the night!

Everyone wants great sleep, but not enough people take action to improve their sleep. That’s why The Sleep Connection Store was created! Our dream is for everyone to experience their best sleep each and every night.

Sleep well when you sleep with Sleep Connection solutions!