You probably have already heard about the new trend Gwyneth Paltrow, queen of trends, has introduced: clean sleeping. It’s about getting those 7-8 hours of good, uninterrupted sleep that your body really needs and deserves. It’s been proven that the amount and quality of sleep you get directly affects your appetite and energy levels, which makes clean sleeping a top priority – even before what you eat.
But how do you achieve clean sleeping?
Most people have trouble staying or falling asleep, but with changes to your sleeping habits, the clean sleeping dream might just come true. Dr. Jason Loth, veteran sports chiropractor and creator of the SpineAlign pillow, advises people on how to sleep clean with 6 keys to getting better sleep at night:
Sleep in correct posture.
The better posture you are in, the more comfortable you are, allowing you to get to the deep levels of sleep and rejuvenation.
Exercise on a regular basis.
60 minutes of physical activity a day improves sleep quality and increases sleep duration.
Dr. Loth shares, “Exercise is one of the best things to help you sleep better. Exercise can improve metabolism, promote detoxification, help balance hormones (some which are required for sleep), improve circulation, stimulate immune function, and fatigue your body, preparing it for sleep. We live in a world where people are busy all the time but consistently finding time to exercise can prove to be a fantastic natural sleep aid.”
Keep your body cool.
When you are cool, it allows your body to slow down and get better sleep. Dr. Loth recommends, “To get quality sleep, be sure your sleeping environment is comfortably cool and not too warm. 68 degrees has been the temperature most recommended by experts but I think this can be different for each person. Your pillow and bed can play a major role here as well. A bed that has a top layer of gel or copper infused foam can help dissipate heat. You also want a pillow that has a shredded internal fill and breathable materials to allow air flow (like the SpineAlign pillow). That helps disperse heat to keep you cooler throughout the night.”
Keep a consistent sleep routine.
Keeping a consistent sleep routine trains your body to know when it’s time to sleep. It can also help keep your circadian rhythm on track.
Use quality sleeping materials.
Invest in quality sleeping materials and keep them maintained. This includes your bed, pillow, and sheets.
Turn off the lights.
Turning the phone off and getting away from blue light will aid your body in transitioning to sleep mode. This also is true for electronics that can remain on “standby mode,” throwing out light all night long. Dr. Loth concludes, “Cell phones and other electronic devices should be kept out of the bedroom when it’s time to sleep. The blue light emitted by most of these devices stimulates your brain and decreases the amount of the hormone melatonin that is produced. Melatonin is one of the main hormones responsible for sleep and good sleep relies on having that hormone at an optimum level.”
Everyone can make a few changes with their sleeping habits that will guarantee a more restful night. Following these six keys will show you that clean sleeping is no more than a dream away.About Dr. Jason Loth, CCSP, CSCS, CMTA
About Dr. Jason Loth, CCSP, CSCS, CMTA
Dr. Loth received his B.S. (Cum Laude) at Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, NE, his Doctorate of Chiropractic (Cum Laude) from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, and has also received his Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician degree from Logan College of Chiropractic, and has Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor degrees. He currently practices in Gilbert and Scottsdale, AZ where he treats patients on a regular basis with joint, muscle and nerve dysfunctions related to poor posture.
Dr. Loth has been exactly where most of us have, trying absolutely everything to get the relief and comfort needed to fall asleep. This was a problem that even a chiropractor was having! After over 17 years of treating patients who complained of poor sleep, Dr. Loth wanted to find a solution. A solution that aided both back and side sleepers, not just one or the other – like other pillows on the market. He also wanted a solution to the problem of pillows that aren’t customizable for all people and sizes. This is what provoked the creation and popularity of the SpineAlign Pillow. For more information regarding SpineAlign Pillow, please visit their website.
This article was submitted by a PR company on behalf of SpineAlign Pillow.