Things keeping you up at night

Your body needs sleep on a daily basis - that is a fact! Some people require only eight hours a night to function well, while others may need more or less. If something is keeping you up at night, your entire waking hours will be affected. Your sense of concentration suffers, your body might feel sluggish, and you may experience a feeling of overall malaise. Pinpointing what is causing your restless nights will help you correct the problem so you can achieve a blissful, rejuvenating slumber.

Here are 5 things that might be preventing the shut-eye:

1. Pain

Back, neck, shoulder, leg and hip pain are all culprits of keeping you awake at night. Chronic pain is the number one reason many people do not receive adequate nightly sleep. Often purchasing a new memory foam mattress will help alleviate your body's pain so you can get some much needed zzzs. Millions of people have turned to our innovative memory foam mattresses to reduce nighttime aches and pains. The memory foam contours to the sleeper's body to relieve painful pressure points, along with helping to align your spine, neck, hips and shoulders. Don't you feel better already just thinking about it?

2. Restlessness

Many people are kept awake by a restless partner who tosses and turns all night long. When sleeping on an innerspring mattress, you usually will feel every move your partner makes during the night and this constant motion can wreak havoc on your slumber. A memory foam bed has zero motion transfer, so you won't feel your partner twisting and turning in bed beside you.

3. Caffeine

Oh, your beloved cup of coffee! Late night consumption of beverages such as tea, coffee and soda that contain caffeine might be keeping you awake at night. Try to avoid consuming caffeine at least four hours prior to bedtime (we know, a very tough habit to break!).

4. Snoring

Perhaps the most annoying nighttime habit of your partner. It is estimated that approximately 37 million people in the United States are chronic snorers (that's a lot of late-night noise!). Usually snoring is harmless, but in some cases it might be an indication of a serious underlying health issue such as sleep apnea, heart disease or high blood pressure. If you or your partner's snoring is keeping you awake at night, you should seek out medical advice from a professional.

5. Hormones

Didn't see this one coming did you? Throughout a woman's life her body undergoes many hormonal changes, such as menstruation, pregnancy and menopause. It is not uncommon for a woman's hormones to cause her to experience hot flashes and night sweats, which will interfere with her ability to sleep throughout the night. Purchasing a gel-infused memory foam mattress often helps combat such body temperature fluctuations during the night. The gel memory foam mattress provides a cooler night's sleep.

In the end, figuring out what exactly is keeping you awake and rectifying the problem will aid you in achieving the much-needed shuteye your body needs to operate in tip-top shape!