Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? Are you more tired in the morning than when you went to bed? I completely understand you. I used to be the same way. Sleeping on a magnetic mattress pad is one of the most important things I did to fix that.
You get ready for work, struggle to keep your eyes open on your commute, and just try to get through your day. My worst fear was that there would be a meeting sometime during the day. I always had to take something with me to play with to stay awake. A warm room would put me out guaranteed. It was terrible.
But what can you do?
It Is Possible to Get a Great Night’s Sleep
Would you believe that it really is possible to wake up in the morning feeling well rested and ready to take on your day? It seriously is.
There are several things that you can do other than or in addition to a magnetic mattress pad. You may have even heard some of these before.
Ditch the Alarm Clock
That’s just crazy, right? You need that alarm clock to be sure to get up in the morning. You can’t be late for work.
I know that. That’s why I put this one first. If you can ditch the alarm clock though, like I did, then you can sleep until your body is ready to wake up. Another option is to go to bed earlier so that you wake up naturally around the time that you alarm goes off. Give yourself a good 8 hours to sleep every night.
Get Rid of the Electronics in Your Bedroom.
I’m not going after your alarm clock again, though it is electronic. No, I’m talking about any other electronics, like a TV or your cellphone, that you may have in your bedroom. They emit radiation that can interfere with sleep. They sometimes have small LED standby lights on them that can affect the brightness of your room (I’ll talk more about that in a moment).
More importantly, you don’t want to watch TV right before you go to sleep. It stirs up your mind and makes it difficult to relax. Years ago my wife insisted on having a TV in the bedroom so that she could watch TV to fall asleep. I could fall asleep just fine. The networks don’t broadcast much worth watching. But I would wake back up after a few hours and find her still watching the stupid thing. After two or three times of that the TV was GONE!
Make Your Bedroom Dark
Light interrupts your sleeping rhythms. It does. Nothing more needs to be said about that. Get rid of anything that has a light on it: electronics (again), clocks (again), night lights, and anything else you can find.
I do have a small clock beside my bed. It has a button on top that turns on the backlight so that it is normally dark. I also have a streetlight right outside my bedroom window, so we got some cloth that is heavy enough to block out the light and hung it over the window. I can pin it back during the day to let in sunlight, but it blocks out everything at night.
It isn’t always possible to get rid of all of the light at night or you want (need) to go to sleep while others are still up. A good sleep mask does the trick for me. It blocks out the light and is very comfortable to wear.
A Good Magnetic Mattress Pad
Seriously? Sleep on a magnetic mattress pad? Absolutely yes!
The magnetic field helps your body relax and slip into sleep more quickly and easily, and then stay there longer. It really does work.
I have slept on my magnetic mattress pad for almost 11 years. I can probably count on one hand the number of times that I found it difficult to get to sleep in that time. Ok, that might be exaggerating it a little. Maybe two hands. I go to sleep and stay asleep until I wake up in the morning. My Fitbit (yes, I have a Fitbit) says that I get between 7.5 and 9.5 hours of sleep every night. Granted, I don’t have to wake up to an alarm clock in the morning.
Update From Last Post
Let me share something with you here. If you read my previous post you know that I’m dealing with a kidney stone, two actually. I suggested that getting a kidney stone is a less than ideal way to lose weight. As an update, I had the surgery to destroy the first stone and it turns out that they reduced it from 8mm down to 3mm. Now they want to go back in and finish destroying it and get the 6mm stone still in my kidney.
Because of all of that, I have been drinking A LOT of water to flush everything out. I get up 2 to 5 times a night to go to the bathroom. But thanks to my magnetic mattress pad, any discomfort I feel from the stones generally doesn’t wake me and when I get back from the bathroom I am back to sleep within moments. It really does help me sleep.
Are Magnetic Mattress Pads Safe?
I can’t speak for all magnetic mattress pads. Some use outrageously high magnetic field strengths that I find questionable.
The pad that I use has a field strength that is reasonable for regular use. Like I said, I’ve been sleeping on mine for almost 11 years. Actually, I also use a magnetic comforter and magnetic pillow too. I sleep like a baby most nights.
So I sleep great, I have energy throughout the day, I’m healthy (except for the whole kidney stone thing). I also have not had any problems with attracting unwanted metals, so I have not become magnetized during my time on the pad.
Actually, the only issue I have because of the magnetic pad I use is that I don’t like to travel. I have a king-size bed, so it’s too difficult to take the pad with me when I travel. When I do have to go somewhere I have to settle for just taking my pillow and sleep mask.
You Deserve a Great Night’s Sleep
Don’t you think you deserve a great night’s sleep? I know I do. Clean up your sleeping area and make it as supportive of your sleep as you can. You owe yourself that much. A magnetic mattress pad can help a lot.
You can see here how I ditched my alarm clock for good. Speaking of which, I have to come clean. I am an affiliate for the magnetic pad, blanket, pillow and sleep mask that I use. I may earn a commission if your order through the links above.
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