EmpowerHER is a website dedicated to improving women’s health and lives, so it is the perfect place for guest blogger The Sleep Ambassador® Nancy Rothstein, to discuss getting a better night’s sleep. Too many of us can’t even remember what a good night’s sleep feels like, maybe because we haven’t experienced it since we were children. We were pleased that Rothstein recommends using Mute as a way to improve sleep by encouraging nasal breathing.
EmpowerHER connects women with a community of reliable doctors and other health and wellness experts. Millions of women access the site to find answers to their health-related questions. Rothstein knows that sleep is a major concern for many women, who no longer even recall the feeling of falling asleep easily and bouncing out of bed in the morning. Here are Rothstein’s top tips for getting back that childhood feeling of waking up completely refreshed.
- Limit blue light exposure. Turn off devices an hour before bed to prevent exposure to blue light, which interferes with the sleep hormone, melatonin.
- Make sleep a priority. Adults should be getting seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
- Maintain a consistent sleep schedule. Getting up at the same time seven days a week sets your internal biological clock.
- Don’t mouth breathe at night. If you snore or suffer from congestion at night, you may need to open the nasal airway with a dilator such as Mute.
- Keep your eyes off the clock. If you wake up during the night, looking at the clock will stimulate your brain to start working.
As Rothstein says, “These tips should make good sleep a reality and not a far-fetched dream.”
If you have trouble breathing through your nose at night, you can find the perfect size of Mute nasal dilators here. Mute comes in small, medium and large, so women can find the perfect fit.
Editor’s note: Nancy Rothstein is a member of Media Relations Inc.’s panel of highly respected third-party experts. She is compensated to express her own professional opinions through the media about certain products.