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Winter Season Sleeping Blues

Winter Season Sleeping Blues

It’s the season for chilly toes, grandma’s quilt and a space heater. Winter’s brisk breezes
sudden temperature drops and shorter days can make even the heaviest sleeper
uncomfortable. Fear not, though – adjustments can be made to accommodate the chilly
weather. So pull on a pair of long johns and slip into the rocking bed for a sleepytime tale about
a long winter’s slumber.

Shorter Days

Daylight savings time is a bummer for everyone – who likes shorter days, earlier sunsets and
that infamous lost hour of sleep. Even worse, the change in day/night cycle can spell trouble for
people’s sleep patterns. Many of us rely on the rising sun for that much-needed burst of morning
light to get moving before the first cup of coffee. Every year the Winter solstice comes along and
robs early-risers of that impetus to wake – and this is where the Rocking bed steps in.
An increasing number of studies tout the benefits of rocking during sleep – from improved
ventilation to the treatment of varicose veins, a gentle rocking motion encourages deeper, fuller,
more satisfying sleep, leaving you more ready to confront the day when the alarm goes off,
whether the sun is out or not.

Sudden Drop in Temperature

It can happen suddenly at night, a snow storm moves in and temperatures drop below zero. We
all know the feeling of waking in the middle of the night with freezing toes and chattering teeth.
Few things interrupt sleep like uncomfortable temperatures, especially for people prone to
restless sleep. The only thing worse than waking up in a cold room is doing so after an
unsatisfactory sleep cycle. Almost as good as an extra blanket, The Rocking Bed’s improved
sleep cycle will help you make the best of those cold winter nights.

Late Night Snacking

It’s a tale as old as time – overeating during the holidays. Most of us are willing to let our hair
down a little during those special times of year, but did you ever consider the fact that holiday
overindulgence might lead to sleepless nights? As it turns out, sugary foods that are high in fat
and cholesterol (the kind that many of us eat during the holiday season), have a profound effect
on our body’s hormone levels. Consumption of large amounts of certain foods is associated with
an increase in the hormone leptin, which can interrupt sleep cycles, causing the body to
produce more leptin. This vicious cycle can have a huge effect on the length and quality of
sleep, so keep diet in mind if you’re having trouble dozing off.
Have you experienced issues with falling asleep since turning back the clocks? Is the colder
weather keeping you up at night. Let us know in the comments your tricks and tips for getting a
restful night’s sleep.

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