Tis the season for gift-giving and spreading holiday cheer. But it is also the time for meeting end of the year deadlines at work, dealing with crowded stores and generally just trying to get your everyday to-do-list done can be hectic. After work you go home fed the kids, help them with their homework and give them a bath. By the time you have a chance to sit down and relax you are still keyed up from the day’s events. When you go to bed you toss and turn because your mind keeps racing, you look at your alarm clock realizing you are losing hours of sleep. Sleep gadgets can help but they do not replace healthy sleep habits. Making sure you try to keep to a bedtime routine and get the recommended 7 to 8 hours of sleep.
Your sleep environment is also an important factor in getting a good night’s sleep. Besides having a good, comfortable mattress your pillow is the next critical component. There is a website, sleep better.org, that you can determine which pillow is right for you. Are you a side sleeper? Beyond Down Products are filled with a super-fine fiber that emulates the highest-quality European white goose down. The Gel Fiber Side Sleeper Bed Pillow is constructed with a 4 1/2-inch gusset and has a high crown that supports and maintains natural alignment for people who sleep on their side.