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You’re not alone when it comes to needing a little help when it comes to your nightly routine. There are many apps out there that can assist when it’s time to wind down for the night. Here are our highly suggested ones:

1. Breathe

This app has hundreds of different meditations, not only to help with insomnia and people who have trouble sleeping, but also to help with your overall health, including weight loss, anxiety and work performance. And if you need that extra push, you can get a personal mindfulness coach to guide you through the whole process.

2. Pzizz
Pzizz uses science when it comes to snooze time. Using psychoacoustics, the Pzizz system will play you a combination of voiceovers, music and sounds that’ll help put your mind at ease, get you to sleep AND keep you asleep. It’s recommended to keep it playing all night and it also has fade-out timers to help you stay asleep.

3. Sleep Genius
Most people are used to forming habits and a nightly routine should be no different. Sleep Genius was created to train your brain to sleep by repeating the same patterns and rhythms. They’ve curated an algorithm that helps your brain fall into a faster and deeper sleep. Just decide on a bed time and let Sleep Genius help you fall asleep within 15 minutes.

4. Relax Melodies
If you’ve ever wanted to make music to help you sleep, here’s your chance. Relax Melodies has over 50 free sounds for you to mix and combine to create a personal mix just for you. You can even add in meditations for a more laid-back mood. Perfect for a midday pick-me-up too! Different sounds work for different people, so create the mix that works best for you.

5. White Noise Sleep Pillow Sound
This awesome app was featured on ABC and The Wall Street Journal! The app has naturally recorded sounds that’ll enhance your relaxation and get you sleepy. It creates a cyclical sleep pattern for you to get used to. With up to 300,000 sound combinations, you can choose from sounds like tropical rain, outside bonfire, beach waves, and even baby lullabies.

*6. Bonus!
You won’t need to download this one. Simply hit the “off” button on your electronics 🙂

Good night and sleep well!

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Buying A Mattress? 5 Things To Consider First https://2920sleep.com/buying-a-mattress-5-things-to-consider-first/ https://2920sleep.com/buying-a-mattress-5-things-to-consider-first/#respond Thu, 05 Jul 2018 22:45:50 +0000 https://2920sleep.com/?p=5698 The post Buying A Mattress? 5 Things To Consider First appeared first on 2920 Sleep.

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You have more options than you think when it comes to choosing the perfect mattress. Let’s help you out with a short list of things to keep in mind before you commit to the big purchase.

1. What Type Of Mattress Do You Want?
Just because a mattress works for “most people,” doesn’t mean that it’s right for you. The most common types of mattresses are memory foam, ‘standard’ foam, innerspring, hybrid, and air. Each has their unique qualities. Ask about the differences and key benefits to help determine what will work best for your needs.

2. What Is Your Sleeping Position?
Might come as a surprise, but the position you sleep in can influence the type of support your mattress should provide. Certain levels of support are better suited to certain sleeping positions (stomach, side, or back). For example, if you tend to sleep on your stomach a more supportive surface is suggested to help keep your back in proper alignment.

3. Does The Mattress Get Too Hot?
Something not everyone thinks about when they’re shopping for a mattress is the heat retention from the mattress itself. Some can get really hot in the middle of the night because heat gets trapped and the ventilation is then blocked. Memory foam and inner-spring mattresses tend to be at opposite ends of the spectrum, with memory foam mattresses sleeping “too hot” and innerspring beds sleeping “cold”. “Standard” poly foam mattresses are great at providing pressure relief and comfort like memory foam, but sleep cooler than memory foam as less heat is trapped and the foam is more breathable.

4. Do You Have Specific Pain?
Does your lower back constantly hurt? Or do you find it challenging shaking off the stiffness when you first get up? The right mattress can help. Talk to the mattress company and tell them about your specific issues, and any aches and pains. Your discussion should include talk about firmness, support, and pressure relief which are all separate characteristics to understand in a mattress.

5. What’s The Return And Warranty Policy?
There’s always an adjustment period with a new mattress which could take anywhere from a couple of nights up to 60 days. Check if there’s a trial period and the return policy just in case it’s not the right fit for you. And make sure to ask about any restocking fees, shipping costs, pro-rated warranties, or other extras that can add up quickly. Most brands will offer some version of a 100 night trial, so you can test it out in the comfort of your own home and make sure it works for you.

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Tired Of Being Tired? 5 Tips For A Better Night’s Sleep! https://2920sleep.com/tired-of-being-tired-5-tips-for-a-better-nights-sleep/ https://2920sleep.com/tired-of-being-tired-5-tips-for-a-better-nights-sleep/#respond Thu, 05 Jul 2018 22:10:27 +0000 https://2920sleep.com/?p=5685 The post Tired Of Being Tired? 5 Tips For A Better Night’s Sleep! appeared first on 2920 Sleep.

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Spending night-time hours just tossing and turning? Sometimes it can be tough to get a good night’s rest and actually sleep peacefully through the night. But we’ve found some tips that’ll help you get those 8 hours rest… or more.

1. Put The Gadgets Away
We know you want to check what’s happening on Instagram or Twitter, but it’s best to put the electronic devices away an hour before bedtime so you can wind down and get a clear mind before turning in for the night.

2. Dim Or Turn Off All The Lights
Ever woken up and looked directly into the light? Bright, right? Exposing your eyes to light when you’re trying to fall asleep will trigger your brain instead of soothing you to sleep like the sound of waves softly crashing onto the shore might. Try not to peep at your phone or gadgets in the middle of the night either… while they’re small, the power of their light might not be.

3. Adjust Your Room’s Temperature
The suggested temperature for a perfect night’s sleep is around 60-67 degrees because a lower temperature (but not too low!) allows your body to know that it’s ready to snooze. But your ideal temperature might be different so experiment to find out what works best for you.

4. Consider A New Pillow Or Mattress
If you’ve tried everything and still can’t seem to stay dreaming for long, it may be time to consider getting a new pillow or mattress. If you can’t remember when you bought the pillow then it’s probably a good sign it’s time for a new one! According to the National Sleep Foundation pillows should be replaced every couple of years, especially if it has lost its support and comfort. For mattresses it’s recommended to start considering a new one after 5 years as the pressure relief and comfort qualities start to become affected.

5. Set A Routine!
Whatever it is that works for you, be consistent. Stick to your routine so that your body can adjust and will recognize its bedtime when you begin your routine each evening.

Here’s to better sleep!

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Do this for a lifetime of better sleep… https://2920sleep.com/do-this-for-a-lifetime-of-better-sleep/ https://2920sleep.com/do-this-for-a-lifetime-of-better-sleep/#respond Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:19:48 +0000 http://2920sleep.com/?p=464 The post Do this for a lifetime of better sleep… appeared first on 2920 Sleep.

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One of our beliefs at 2920 Sleep is that for most people a new bed is not the answer for a better night’s sleep. The secret instead boils down to one thing – habits!

The human body craves routine, and many of us are stuck with bad habits that hurt our sleep. The key is to slowly undo these bad habits (such as alcohol after dinner, or surfing the web in bed) and replace them with good habits (like reading a book in bed, or drinking herbal tea after dinner to relax).

Remember, the key with changing habits is to do it slowly. Just like our crash diets that never stick, it’s important to take time to build new habits. We challenge you to do this for the next 5 days…

Step 1: What is one bad habit stopping you from better sleep? Write it down now (it doesn’t matter where – on the fridge, in a journal, anywhere). Writing it down helps bring the problem to life. Trust us… write it down. And only write down the one habit you want to change first.

Step 2: What will you replace that habit with? Write it down now (starting to see a pattern). For example,

  • Replace late-night TV watching, or reading emails, with reading a book in bed starting at least 30 minutes before you want to sleep.
  • Replace after-dinner wine, beer, or spirits with herbal tea or even a cup of warm water. (alcohol within a couple of hours of sleeping disrupts your sleeping patterns)
  • Replace huge evening meals with a smaller mid-afternoon snack, and a medium-sized dinner. Or, maybe incorporate more filling vegetables into your dinner.

Step 3: Make the change for each of the next 5 days. Keep track each day by… writing it down!

Step 4: On day 6, pause and reflect. Were you able to make the change each day? And how do you feel now? More rested? Less stressed? More awake? Write it down!

Step 5: Congratulations! Now it’s time to add another habit…

Let us know how you did. We would love to hear from you at support@2920sleep.com.

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A random collection of ideas for better health https://2920sleep.com/a-random-collection-of-ideas-for-better-health/ https://2920sleep.com/a-random-collection-of-ideas-for-better-health/#respond Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:02:00 +0000 http://2920sleep.com/?p=491 The post A random collection of ideas for better health appeared first on 2920 Sleep.

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We’re always on the look-out for different tips and tricks for better sleep and health. Here’s a collection of new and old. We hope that you enjoy them and much as we have! Let us know which ones worked for you…

The Bedtime Drink: cup of hot water, mixed with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of honey.

Sunlight: as crazy as it sounds, make sure you get a dose of “real” light in the morning. Ideally at least 30 minutes. Going from the house, to your car, to the office often means you skip any meaningful exposure to sunlight in the morning.

Bath right before bedtime: try it with Epsom salt, just don’t make the water too hot.

Good Health begins with Good Sleep: think about how much you are personally invested in getting good sleep. Poor sleep is linked to, among other things, weight gain, more common colds, and cancer. Time for a change?

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