What you eat Affects the Quality of Your Sleep

Mattress San DiegoIf you are looking for a mattress in San Diego, or any other big city in the USA, you can say you are spoilt for choice. There are not only numerous stores, but the stores themselves have an abundance of options, depending on your price range, comfort requirements and sizes. In order to choose a suitable mattress for yourself, you should put enough time and thought into it. Make a day out of it, mattress shopping and then maybe a restaurant for a meal. Speaking of food, did you know that food can affect the quality of your sleep? In more ways than just one. Read on to find out more.

Variety leads to good long sleep

A study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania studied the relation between the duration of sleep and diet. Their findings have led them to conclude that more versatile food leads to longer and more regular sleep. People who eat very monotonous food tend to sleep fewer hours. It has also been speculated that fatty or spicy food can disrupt sleep, as they can cause acid reflux, which disrupts sleep, and is only worsened by the horizontal position of the sleeper. Sufficient water intake is also a contributor to a good night sleep.

Calories can determine sleep length

The amount of calories a person takes in can also determine the amount of sleep. People who eat more than recommended doses of food are often the ones who sleep less time than necessary for normal functioning (which is around 8 hours in normal adults). Those who eat the amount of calories appropriate for them according to nutritionists, tend to sleep around the 8 hour mark. Finally, those who eat significantly less than recommended tend to sleep longer, possibly as an energy conservation method.

Stimulants, stimulants

Most of us know not to have coffee close to bed time. And most of us also know that the compound which is responsible for this alertness is caffeine. What you may not know is that caffeine is not only found in coffee, but in myriads of other products as well. Energy drinks tend to be choke-full of it, too. Green and black tea can have a higher concentration of it than coffee, so a nice cup of tea and a book before bed might be worse for your sleep quality than you think. A similar stimulant is nicotine. Even though we know what it is, most of us don’t think of it as a stimulant. However, it belongs to the same class of compounds as caffeine. Cigarettes are best avoided around bed time (or preferably avoided altogether.)

A nightcap, then?

Alcohol is a tricky subject when it comes to its effect on sleep. On the one hand, it sure can knock you out in the short term. However, it may cause you to wake up in the middle of the night, no more rested than you’d be with no sleep. A much better idea is using natural remedies such as CBD oil for better sleep.

These findings are not conclusive, of course. However, they can be an indicator that something you are doing during the day is causing you sleep problems. Another important aspect of sleep comfort is the mattress you sleep on. Depending on your sleeping position and preference, there are many options to choose from. Buying a mattress in San Diego is as easy as finding a suitable store, and taking your time to browse the wares. Mattress makers offer a portfolio of products to fit everyone’s needs and wants. Visit the store or contact us to find out more.

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