Sunburn occurs when we are overexposed to ultraviolet (UV) light, which causes our skin to not only appear red but become swollen that is hot to the touch. In addition, it can be painful, tight, and itchy, and severe burns can cause even more symptoms like headaches, fever, and chills, making it even more difficult to fall asleep.
Now while the first thing to do once you are burned is to get out of the sun, here are some tips to help you feel a little better, and maybe a bit better rested.
- We’re not just talking about lotion here; after a cool shower, pat your skin and apply some aloe vera (moisturizer with vitamins A and E work as well)—it is both moisturizing and cooling. Helpful tip when looking for and applying aloe vera, find one that is 100% and chill it in the refrigerator for some extra cool relief.
Drink Plenty of Water
- This might seem like an obvious one but it is important. Sunburn draws fluid to the skin, increasing your chances for dehydration so drinking plenty of water throughout the day tends to be a good idea.
Wear Loose, Breathable Clothing
- Wearing constrictive clothing can cause you more pain so it generally helps to wear clothing made from cotton.
- If you have itchy, swollen skin, hydrocortisone will definitely help relieve those symptoms and they come in convenient applications such as ointments, creams, sprays, and lotions.
Take an Aspirin or Ibuprofen
- These anti-inflammatory medications can help to reduce swelling, redness, and discomfort. (Follow the label for all directions and side effects when taking this medication).
Don’t Rub Ice on Your Skin
- We get it, you’re hot, ice is cold, and it should cool you down. But don’t do it! Putting an ice cube on the sunburnt part of your skin can cause more damage. Experts say to stick to a cool bath or shower or a cool compress to help reduce the pain.
Got any more helpful tips and tricks? Leave it in the comments below!
This is the age old debate that is often forgotten when starting a relationship. It takes a back seat to “who pays for the bill” and “when do I go in for the kiss?”, but after that simmers down and it’s time for bed, you may find it hard to fall asleep with a partner. Never fear, this is an epidemic plaguing 25% of couples. The mindset is that sleeping with a partner keeps the relationship alive. However, sometimes it is just difficult. And why shouldn’t it be? You now have another person breathing next to you.
Then there is the Goldilocks effect, some like it cold/some like it hot, some like it firm/some like it soft. This leaves you waking up groggy and frustrated with your partner. Many Americans are finding that sleeping separately actually strengthens the relationship because you both have a comfortable night’s sleep.
But there is no denying that sleeping together creates a sense of safety, and according to new research, a longer life! Sleeping together lowers cortisol (stress hormone) levels, creating a less stressed individual and an overall longer lifespan.
Which is more important, a healthy relationship, or a longer life? Luckily, you don’t have to choose because there are many mattresses out there looking to benefit couple’s preferences.
What kind of sleep position do you and your partner emulate?
Insomnia plagues many Americans. This can come in an acute or chronic form. One common cause is anxiety. It is hard to fall asleep when the mind is over thinking and it is even harder to stay asleep. A lack of sleep leads to waking up feeling drowsy and potentially even more anxious creating a vicious cycle. Here are some things to try to break up with insomnia.
During the Day
It is just as important to control your daytime routine in order to produce a solid night’s sleep.
- Exercise aids in everything! It is important to exercise for overall health as well as aiding in sleep. The other side of this is to remember to exercise during the day and not too close to bedtime.
- Avoid Caffeine and Alcohol
- Caffeinated beverages are a stimulant making it hard to fall asleep. Alcohol may help aid in falling asleep, but actually reduces the possibility of staying asleep.
- Avoid Naps
- Sleeping during the day makes it harder to fall asleep at night.
A nighttime routine is the second line of sleep aid.
- Light Dinner
- It is important to not overeat at dinner time. Indigestion could keep you up at night. Also, don’t go to bed hungry, as hunger keeps you awake. Finding a happy medium is the key.
- Hide Electronics
- Bedtime is the time for sleep (and sex). Watching TV, scrolling through social media, and Netflix should be avoided as the blue light from screens keeps the mind awake. If you must, limit it to more than 30 minutes before sleep.
- Cool Your Room
- Recent studies show that the perfect sleep temperature is between 60-68° Fahrenheit. Your body temperature drops naturally to aid in sleep, so why not drop the temperature of your bedroom?
A regular routine is a sure fire way to make falling asleep more manageable.
- Sleep and Wake Up at the Same Time
- A routine helps aid in letting the body and mind know when it is time to sleep. It is enticing to sleep in on weekends, and newer studies even suggest sleeping in on weekends to catch up on sleep could be beneficial. However, try to not sleep more than an hour.
- Posture has many benefits to health. Naturally, this can be carried over to sleep. Lying on your back and side is the healthiest positions for sleep.
- Invest in a Comfortable Mattress *wink wink nudge nudge*
- Many complain that an uncomfortable mattress is keeping them awake. The average human spends about 1/3 of their life in bed, so why not splurge on a mattress that will provide years of benefits, comfort, and cool?
Every night, it’s the same routine. You brush your teeth. You wash your face. You put on pajamas…or not. And then finally, bedtime, the best time of day! You snuggle up with a pillow and your favorite blanket waiting for sleep to consume you…and you wait…and wait…and wait…but alas you just can’t get comfortable. You’re too hot. You’re too restless. You keep tossing and turning until all of a sudden it’s 2 a.m. Monday morning and you have to get up for work in 4 hours. If this has happened to you, you’re not alone. 68% of Americans have trouble falling asleep at least once a week. Luckily, we have a solution.
Here are 5 reasons the Tanda mattress is the mattress for you:
1) Four layers of breathable cooling comfort
2) Appeasers “insomnia”, or in layman’s terms “resisting a rest” by regulating body temperature
3) Neutralizes the restless dragon in you, making it easier to focus on fighting nights by keeping you cool throughout your sleep battle
4) The only mattress with a customizable “cool-to-touch” feature
5) ATROS (Advanced Temperature Regulation for Optimum Sleep) technology.
Still not convinced? How about we let you sleep on it. #sleepgoalsachieved