Even after they've bought the ultimate dream bed at a local mattress store residents may find it difficult to sleep as the season's change. Research shows that seasonal changes can disrupt a person's sleep patterns. This is also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Now, you might be wondering why the changing of seasons matters and how seasons affect us and our sleep if you live in an area that might not go through all the seasons.
Even though Alabama experiences mild winters, even Southerners can experience the seasonal affective disorder. The magnetic field changes, greatly affecting our circadian rhythms. The days are also "shorter," with less sunlight in our mornings and evenings. This can not only affect our sleep patterns but also our moods. A lot of people compensate by sleeping longer. In the reverse, we can sometimes lose our ability to fall asleep when the sun starts shining early in the morning and later into the evening. When our days seem longer in the summer, we may feel a natural need to wake up early and stay up later.
Seasonal sleep problems that you can experience include sleeping longer hours per night, waking up feeling exhausted, having nightmares, feeling tired throughout the day, and more.
Healthy sleep is essential for our health in general. When you get the correct amount of sleep your mood and emotions are balanced, lowering your risk of anxiety or depression.
The best way to avoid problems sleeping or oversleeping is to keep a regular schedule or sleep cycle no matter what time of the year it is. Whether it is fall or winter you should have consistency in your sleep schedule. Wake up at a comfortable time in the morning and head to bed early enough to get at least 6-8 hours of sleep each night. Invest in light exposure such as broad-spectrum lighting in your home to help you wake up each morning to compensate for the lack of sunlight in the winter. Consider getting light-block curtains to help you maintain a sleep schedule during the sunnier summer months of the year!
There aren't specific mattress accessories that will help with the seasonal effects of sleep. However, there are different mattress products we would recommend to stimulate a healthy and restful night of sleep.
If you are struggling with overheating then you should look into a Bamboo Sheet Set. By having uninterrupted sleep and not overheating, you can have a perfectly good night of sleep.
The Purple pillow is popular among many people that have struggled with getting a good night's sleep. The Purple pillow features a smart-comfort grid that relaxes the pressure without losing support and has temperature-neutral material which allows ample airflow and promotes sleep quality. The combination of both these features contributes to a night of healthy sleep.
There are various Malouf pillows you can choose from such as the Zoned Gel Talalay Latex Pillow, Zoned Dough + CBD Oil Pillow, and the Contour Gel Dough + Z-Gel Pillow. When it comes to picking a pillow and you aren't sure which one is the best for you it's important that like a car you give them a test drive. Nonetheless, we recommend starting out with the Malouf Zoned ActiveDough + Bamboo Charcoal Pillow. This pillow has a combination of features that are loved by many sleepers of all styles. A few features include infused bamboo charcoal and a hypoallergenic pillow that regulates moisture, body temperature, and people with allergies or asthma. If you are looking for a pillow that helps with seasonal allergies you should definitely give this one a try!
At Bedzzz Express we encourage customers to stop by one of our locations to give these mattress accessories a try for themselves and establish a healthier sleep environment. We will walk you through every feature and detail to make sure you are happy with the accessories you choose. We will help give you the tools necessary to combat any seasonal issues you may have while sleeping. Our mattress stores are located in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee. Find a mattress store near you to get started!