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Posted by Bethaney Wallace on July 31, 2013
How many times have you woken up with that annoying tingling feeling? The one that lets you know just how long you’ve been sleeping on your arm, ear, or hand –depriving it from necessary functions. No matter the level of sleep at the time, once the tingling starts in, there’s virtually no way to lay back and relax. Until the blood flow has fully returned to whatever area you were unwillingly cutting off circulation, you’re forced to curse and bear it. And if occurring night after night, it can cause a serious strain on one’s sleeping patterns
While this instance may be self induced, proper circulation in any situation proves for a healthier night’s sleep. To the layman, this seems like a no-brainer: steady blood flow means the body is functioning correctly. However, there’s a little more to it than that. Poor circulation can lead to pain, discomfort, and wakefulness rather than sleep. Even without fully realizing it, improper circulation can cause one to wake throughout the night, interrupting REM and leaving them tired and unrested.
There are also medical reasons that back up these circulation perks, such as rested muscles, brain functions, and allowing one’s extremities to completely relax.
When it comes to curing poor circulation, however, it may take a bit of testing to see which tip can help provide the best results. Diet often does wonders for some, while a new set of pillows is the only cure for others. To receive the best results, consider taking on all of the above, even in small strides. By opting for a healthier, more balanced lifestyle, there are many perks to be had, including that of proper blood flow.
Try out these easy-to-follow tips for better circulation – and better sleep – throughout any time of the day.
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