A good night’s sleep may seem like a distant memory for many women. Whether the source of these nighttime battles is hormonal changes, a crazy schedule, a snoring spouse, less-than-stellar sleep habits, anxiety, or a multitude of other possibilities — some women not only have a hard time falling asleep — they have a hard time staying asleep and experiencing the level of restorative rest they need.

Ashley Sleep offers easy-to-follow tips for women who want to “do it all” so they can seize their day — every day:

  1. Get moving. It’s no secret that exercise has many benefits. Not only can it improve health and physical appearance, some studies suggest that the time it takes to fall asleep may be closely linked with your level of physical activity during the day. That means taking part in more healthy physical activities could lead to a better night’s rest.
  2. Fix the snoring. Snoring spouses are one of the most common problems in the bedroom. If the snoring is unbearable, try wearing earplugs at night. It may feel strange at first, but after a few nights, you’ll likely get used to it. Headphones with soothing music or sounds may also work. Another solution is to get a bigger mattress if you have the room, since it puts a little more space between you and the noise. Finally, you should also encourage your spouse to get medical help.
  3. Choose drinks wisely. Those sweet lattes may seem like a nice pick-me-up, but loading up on caffeine (or alcohol) a few hours before bedtime can make it even harder to get good sleep. Try to enjoy your drinks earlier in the evening so you don’t disturb your rest.
  4. Be predictable. If you’re a parent, you know that keeping a nighttime routine for your kids is critical. But routines aren’t just for children! Whether it’s with a hot bath, a good book, or a cup of decaf tea, it’s important to relax and unwind if you want to experience good sleep and be at your best the next day.
  5. Create a soothing retreat. A bedroom should be a personal sanctuary, an inviting place that reflects your personality and taste. Keep your room neat and orderly and choose stylish and comfortable bedroom designs and accessories that are uniquely “you.” Unfortunately, many people also use their bedroom as a home office or TV room. Reserving this space for sleep alone will lead to a more restful environment and a good night’s sleep.
  6. Update your mattress every five to seven years, the human body goes through changes that may affect your sleeping surface preferences. If you’re tossing and turning, waking up feeling overheated, or suffering from aches and pains, it may be time to get a new mattress. And don’t forget the pillows. They lose their supportive abilities rather quickly and should be replaced every year.

If you’re not sleeping well, now’s the time to evaluate your sleep environment so you can wake up ready to seize your day, every day. Learn more interesting Sleep Facts now or visit Ashley Sleep to browse our mattresses, foundations and other sleep products now.

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