Request
a smartPAC
Contact Advanced Tissue
1-877-811-6080
webinfo@advtis.com

Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Rest

Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Rest

  by    0   0

Proper sleep can help heal wounds more effectively and ensure you reach peak productivity. 

Proper sleep can help heal wounds more effectively and ensure you reach peak productivity.

 

Anyone who has spent a night tossing and turning knows the frustration and lack of productivity that follows the very next day. Sleeplessness as a whole has become a huge issue in recent years: Per a December 2014 survey from the National Sleep Foundation, 45 percent of Americans didn’t get enough ZZZs at least once in a week-long span.

A lack of proper rest doesn’t just cause you to feel agitated or prevent you from getting work done but can also increase your risk of Type 2 diabetes and impact normal wound healing.

If you want to get a better night’s rest, consider these four handy tips:

1. Avoid daily naps 
As refreshing as they might feel, naps are generally a bad idea. They can throw off your sleep schedule, which is even more problematic if you have trouble falling or staying asleep at night. If you can get better sleep at night, then you won’t need that mid-day catnap in the long run.

2. Set up a ritual 
One of the most effective ways to get a better night’s rest is to establish a nightly ritual. That means going to bed at the same time every night, in addition to remaining consistent in how you actually get into bed (having a warm glass of milk, reading in bed for a few minutes, etc.). This establishes a pattern for your body and makes it easier to fall asleep and remain in that state through the entire night.

3. Prepare your room
Too many people don’t consider the state of their rooms when they go to sleep. Even just a little ambient light can make an impact, so it’s a good idea to create a dark enough space as to avoid nocturnal disruptions. Temperature can also affect your sleep schedule, so keep a few fans around to help regulate the whole room. As an added bonus, fans make some background noise, and that can be comforting to some people and a great sleep aid.

4. Exercise often 
It may seem counterintuitive, but exercise is a great way to get on a proper sleep schedule. It’s a way to use up energy and to ensure that your body is in the proper state for a full night’s rest. Just don’t exercise within two hours of your normal bed time, or you’ll find yourself unable to fall asleep as your body hasn’t had ample time to come back down.

For all your specialized wound care products, turn to Advanced Tissue. The company delivers to both homes and long-term care facilities.

Download Now

Download our FREE Quick Product Reference Guide for more information on our wound care products.


Related Posts

Researchers Examine Link Between Wound Healing and Time of Day

link between wound healing and time of dayCan the time of day a wound occurs affect the healing process? Research suggests it might be a factor.   In addition to where a wound is located and how it developed, researchers now also believe that the time of day you get your wound may have something to do with how it heals and […]

READ MORE →

New Gel Shows Promise in Wound Treatment and Closing

New gel shows promise in wound careResearchers are developing a gel that not only closes wounds but can help heal them as well. Closing a wound with a surgical procedure is an effective method of promoting the wound healing process and the most common methods involve the use of sutures or stapling the wound shut. However, these methods may not prove to be […]

READ MORE →

Know the Colors that Indicate Wound Healing Stages

Know the colors that indicate wound healing stagesThe color of a wound can tell you a lot about the progress of treatment. Color is often used as a signal and to issue a warning: think stoplights and fire trucks. It’s an instantly recognizable way to indicate the condition of healing wounds, of which you need to be aware.

READ MORE →

Applying Immune Cells Can Speed Up Wound Healing

Applying immune cells can speed up wound healingImmune skills helped quicken healing in mice. Wound care Centers defines a chronic wound as one that does not heal in the generally-expected timeframe, which a clinician determines to be appropriate for that wound type. For some wounds this is a couple of weeks, and for others it is closer to six weeks.

READ MORE →

When Combined With the Flu, Wound Healing Requires Special Care

Wound healing requires special careContracting the flu can mean wound treatment patients need to take special precautions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 9.2 million and 35.6 million people have contracted the flu in the U.S. each year since 2010, and many of those patients are also undergoing wound care.

READ MORE →

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to Top