Thanksgiving is just a few days away and we can’t wait! Food, friends, and family make this holiday one of the best ones of the year. It’s also one of the busiest times of the year with travel, hosting guests, cooking, and making memories with your loved ones. Thanksgiving is great, but sometimes our sleep can take a back seat to all the fun. Don’t lose any sleep this Thanksgiving with our helpful holiday sleep tips.
Turkey gets a bad rap for making people tired after eating. Don’t blame this delectable dish for your sleepiness. If you’re feeling sluggish after the big feast it’s most likely caused from overeating. While we’re not going to tell you to only have 1 plate of food (which we all know is impossible to do), we are going to suggest limiting your food-induced coma to a quick 30-minute nap. If you nap for too long in the late afternoon, your sleep will be affected at night.
Many families enjoy eating their feast in the afternoon rather than having a late dinner. This is a wonderful idea to stick with because if you eat too much too late in the evening, it will be hard to fall asleep. It’s also incredibly uncomfortable to sleep on a full stomach. If you start feeling snackish in the evening, make a small snack to tide you over until the morning.
It’s also a good idea to avoid caffeine and too much alcohol later in the day. If you enjoy a great cup of coffee with your afternoon pumpkin pie just like we do, opt for decaf coffee instead so you won’t have a harder time falling asleep at night. Too much alcohol can also affect how you sleep, so don’t drink too much at grandma’s house this year.
If you are traveling for Thanksgiving, it can be difficult to sleep away from home. New sounds and smells and a different bed can be hard to adjust to. One of the greatest tips for ensuring a great night’s rest is to bring your own pillow. Having a pillow that your body is used to can help you sleep better.
From all of us at Factory Mattress, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and we hope those helpful sleep tips come in handy!