Feel Well-rested With Sleeping Aids
When you want a good night's sleep, feeling comfortable can make a huge difference. There are all sorts of sleeping aids, ranging from pillows to special machines, that can help you wake up feeling refreshed and alert.What sleep aid options exist?
With all the variety of sleeping aids available, it is important to pick the right option. Here are some of the ways common aids can address sleeping problems.
- Sound therapy machines: These can help if you are trying to sleep in a noisy environment.
- CPAP machine: This machine is often prescribed for those struggling with sleep apnea.
- Mouthpieces: Mouthguards may be a good choice if you wake up with a sore jaw from grinding your teeth.
- Body pillows: These are especially useful for pregnant women, but they can help anyone find a more comfortable position to sleep in.
- Nasal strips: Nasal strips are useful if you are struggling to sleep due to a stuffy nose or if you snore when you sleep.
- Sleeping pills: There are a variety of pills that can help you fall asleep quicker or stay asleep longer.
There are all sorts of tubes, straps, mouthpieces, and sleep masks that can be switched between various machines for a custom fit. If you are looking at CPAP parts, it is important to know the measurements for your machine. See the manufacturer site for details to make sure the part is compatible with your machine. Generally, it is easier to find parts that fit if you specifically look for parts made by the same manufacturer as your machine.How do you find a sound machine that improves sleep?
Here are some features to look for when trying to improve your sleep with a sound machine.
- Timer: A timer can turn off the machine once you are completely asleep. Look for ones with multiple timer options, including 15-, 30-, and 60-minute settings.
- White noise options: This type of noise sounds almost like "static," and it does a good job of smoothing out background noise.
- Nature noise options: For those using a sound therapy machine to relax, various natural sounds like rain, forests, and waves can be very calming.
- Lights: Some machines provide calming light cycles, which can be helpful for those who do not like sleeping in the dark.
- Battery power: A battery-powered machine lets you get good sleep even when outlets are not nearby.