How to Improve Your Sleep
Sleep is crucial for your overall health and wellness. In fact, studies show that lack of sleep impacts cognition, mood, behavior and more. If you’re trying to find out how to improve your sleep, you need to first know the causes of insomnia.
The Main Causes of Insomnia
Are you up at night, tossing and turning or running through the day’s events for hours on end? If you fall into this category, you may have insomnia. Insomnia is defined as a sleeping disorder that may cause you to have trouble:
- Falling asleep
- Staying asleep
- Getting good sleep
The causes of insomnia can change from one person to another. For many, stress and anxiety are contributing factors to their lack of sleep. Imagine a hard day at work or a stressful family event that is on your mind all day.
You may be under immense stress or anxiety because you have bills to pay, you have to move, work is stressful, you’re having a child – virtually anything.
If you’re feeling stressed and anxious, it can cause you to toss and turn all night long. However, other people have insomnia because of:
- Poor sleeping environments, such as an extremely uncomfortable bed or a room that is too hot or cold
- Depression and schizophrenia can cause you to stay awake in bed
- Pain and discomfort, including heart problems, can cause you to stay up for hours while in bed
- Medications may be linked to insomnia, including antidepressants or steroids
- Lifestyle choices such as drinking too much caffeine before bed or forcing yourself to sleep for just a few hours a night because of a busy schedule can cause insomnia
In most of these causes of insomnia, you can make integral changes that improve your sleep and make you sleep better.
Massage and Massage Chairs Can Improve Your Sleep
Massage is one of the proven ways to sleep better. One study found that massage offered exceptional benefits to people who suffer from insomnia, including improving sleep quality, quality of life and more.
In fact, massage helps alleviate many of the causes of insomnia.
Reducing Stress and Anxiety
Do you want to relieve stress and anxiety? Massage has been linked to lower stress levels and anxiety. Some people even find that massage increases their self-confidence, allowing them to overcome stress and anxiety even better.
- Lower your heart rate
- Promote “feel good” hormone production
- Ease muscle tension
- So much more
With the right massage chair, you’ll have an easy time alleviating stress and anxiety.
ROVE is one of the newest massage chairs in our lineup, and it’s known for offering a moderate massage that blasts away stress and anxiety. Users benefit from a full-body bend and stretch function, which works to release muscle tension and stress.
Switch on the dual lumbar heat and choose from 8 auto-wellness programs that will obliterate the stress you’re feeling and allow you to relax before bed.
Relieving Muscle Tension and Pain
Muscle aches, pains and tension are often enough to keep people up all night and can cause tossing and turning. Relieving these discomforts is key to overcoming insomnia, and a massage chair can help.
Targeting certain muscles will help increase blood flow to them and alleviate the stress you’re holding onto.
Add in the benefits of deep tissue massage and acupressure, and you can promote healing, too. Experts claim that massage can help with sore muscles, back pain, headaches and more. Massage also helps promote relaxation, which will further promote pain-free sleep.
Super Novo is the perfect massage chair for anyone who has tension and pain that is keeping them up at night. First, there are 38 wellness programs built-in, including a deep massage to target pain deep in your muscles.
Acupressure technology will target key healing points in the body.
3D and 4D massage will mimic a deep massage, similar to a massage therapist, to help stretch tight muscles, promote healing and ease pain before bed.
Increasing Circulation and Reducing Inflammation
Circulation is crucial for delivering nutrients to your muscles and promoting the healing process. Inflammation, such as swollen feet, can also lead to difficulty sleeping because you’ll be uncomfortable all night long.
Massage will help promote circulation, pushing fluids through the body and helping to reduce inflammation.
If you have a massage chair that goes into the zero-gravity position, it will further improve your sleep and help reduce swelling.
Certus is a massage chair that is perfect for improving circulation and helping anyone dealing with inflammation or swelling. This unit provides a vigorous massage, includes 11 auto-wellness programs and even has a foot massager built-in.
Offering a true full-body massage, kick back in the chair, turn on the lumbar heat and foot heating, and then go into the zero-gravity position.
Certus will help reduce the inflammation you’re experiencing, help with swollen legs and calves and more.
Helping You Relax
If you’re glued to your phone before bed or just can’t relax once you lay down, it’s time to change your habits for the better. A massage or just taking some time for yourself in zero gravity and with a little heat will allow you to relax before bed.
With your muscles relaxed and loose, you’ll have a much easier time nodding off to bed and getting a deep sleep that you need to be the best you possible.
Your causes for insomnia are unique, and you need to find proven ways to sleep better. Massages for sleep are just one of the steps that you can take to begin feeling better. You'll also want to:
- Set a schedule where you go to bed at the same time every night
- Change bad habits before bed, such as drinking caffeine or alcohol
- Getting into bed earlier
- Shutting off the television
- Avoiding napping in the middle of the day
- Finding a way to block lights and sounds that may keep you awake
One of the benefits of massage chairs for sleep is that they help you:
- Relax before bed
- Relieve stress and anxiety
- Ease aches and pains
Over time, you’ll benefit from sleep habits that help you overcome your insomnia. Massage is one tool that can help you sleep better and allow you to feel energized throughout the day.