Better Sleep in 2016: Are you losing sleep because of pets or exhaustion?

Posted on: February 24th, 2016 by CarePro Blogger

pets and sleep

In our previous blog post, we mentioned how pain and medication can disrupt your sleep and rob you of precious hours of feeling recharged.  If you’re tired of being tired, let CarePro Health Services describe how pets and exhaustion can cause sleep disruption too.

Are your pets killing your sleep?

Having a pet around the house is a great addition to the family.  They’re fun to play and cuddle with during the day.  However, your four-legged friend may be disrupting your sleep, especially if you share your bed with your pet(s). People lose sleep by having to wake up to move the animal out of their bed or put the animal in their own bed.  If you’re pet is grooming themselves, walking around on the bed, howling or purring in your face, it can really disrupt your sleep.  Sounds we may not notice during the day become much louder in the quiet of the night.

It may not be easy for pet owners, but consider getting a pet bed for the animal on the floor in the bedroom.  If you’re getting a new puppy or kitten, get them accustomed early to sleeping in a kennel or different area of the house.

Are you too exhausted to sleep?

Did you know that exhaustion can prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep? We’ve all been there when we’re “too tired to sleep” at one time or another.  We long for bed, yet we can lay there for an hour or two begging our bodies to fall asleep.  The problem is that whenever our bodies are exhausted, our brains are revved up; like a car in Neutral, with the engine revving.

Even if you’re exhausted, take some time to relax the rest of you.  Some ideas could be taking a hot shower or bath, quiet music, reading or watching the weather channel.  Find something that can relax your brain and body at the same time and sleep will come soon enough.

If sleep apnea is disturbing your sleep, let the sleep experts at CarePro Home Medical get you the CPAP machine or CPAP masks to help you get that necessary shut-eye.  Wake up refreshed and ready to face the day!

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