Looking after your health is a full-time job so you really need to maximize your time — and yes, even while you’re sleeping. Sleeping is beneficial to your health, yes, but you can go the extra mile and make it even more effective. Believe it or not, there are ways you can improve your health while you sleep. Here’s a rundown of just a few ways you can improve your health overnight from HealthyMe Living.
Use the right pillow
Look after your spine and it will look after you. This is especially important while you sleep. Six to eight hours of a misaligned spine can have serious health effects. This is why using the right pillow for you is essential to improving your health.
When choosing your pillow, make sure you take into account how you sleep. There are different pillows suited to how you sleep, whether it’s on your back, side, or stomach. You also have to ensure the pillow is of the right firmness for you.
Using the right pillow might seem simple, but it’s one of the best ways to improve your health overnight.
Set up a diffuser
Diffusers are designed to fill the air in a room with tiny, breathable particles of essential oils. At the very least, they make an area a more pleasant olfactory experience. However, they can also help improve your health as you sleep.
Different scents can promote different feelings and emotions. Some even offer health benefits. By using a diffuser, you’ll be able to promote feelings of relaxation and peace as you sleep. This can help you sleep better, improving your overall health.
Wear a sleep mask
As our world becomes busier, light pollution becomes a more constant companion. Particularly if you live in a city, it can be difficult to get away from visible light, even while sleeping. This is where a sleep mask comes in.
A sleep mask ensures you’re sleeping in absolute darkness. This, in turn, improves your sleep quality (and your health!).
Listen to a meditation
Dropping off to sleep can be difficult. With too many thoughts in your brain, it can be hard to cut through the chatter to achieve proper rest. This is where listening to meditation can be beneficial.
Meditations are designed to align your focus and promote relaxation — all great things when it comes to trying to get to sleep. There’s also no harm in them playing out after you’ve nodded off because even subconscious sound can be beneficial.
Wear a tooth aligner
A tooth aligner is designed to improve the straightness of your teeth. While there are aligners you can wear throughout the day, there are also ones from Byte and AlignerCo designed to be worn overnight — at least 10 hours in the evening. These overnight aligners are a great way to improve your dental health while you sleep.
Having straighter teeth is a boost for your overall dental health. Crooked teeth are notoriously harder to clean which can make them prone to bacteria buildup and plaque. Having straighter teeth makes for easier cleaning and flossing, ensuring your teeth and gums are well taken care of. Wearing aligners to sleep may take some getting used to but the benefits are worth it.
Improve your health overnight
These tips and tricks for improving your health are well worth the effort. With improved health, you’ll be more equipped to tackle your problems and achieve your goals. Looking to add more tools to your health arsenal? Subscribe to HealthyMe Living’s monthly boxes today!