Post Workout Life: Is Your Rest Suffering Because of Your Bed?

April 19, 2022

Man resting in a bench
Christopher Boise

Working out consistently is hard enough, but should it affect your sleep?

Being healthy and in shape sometimes feels like a chore. It is hard work, time-consuming, and feels exhausting enough as it is. We all want to feel good, live longer and be healthier in our lives. As we get older our body starts to fail us, so getting a head start on becoming healthier for years ahead of you is the best way to be able to spend time doing the things we enjoy. Living life to the fullest is a goal for everyone. To really get the most out of your life, you must take care of yourself and work out. Working out is different for everyone. No one does the same routine and gets the same results. Each person is different and must create their own healthy path in order to find what is right for them.

Some people tend to work out every other day, while some of the more determined people are working out every day. Mixing a combination of healthy food and a healthy workout will give you a much easier step up to beat the odds against the things that combat your body from failing against being healthier. There are many things people experience from not having a healthy lifestyle. By not working out and making the right choices towards being healthy, you are at risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, back issues, and even could affect your mental health.

Rest after workout

While you work out, you should remember to find times to rest and relax. Resting is just as important as putting in the time to work out and eat healthier. Rest is your body’s way of refueling yourself to be prepared for the next day. Getting your solid 8 hours of sleep will make your body heal faster from your workout, as well as make you feel that you can handle your next workout. Being athletic in any sense has a lot of giving and take. You need to give it your all but you also need to remember to take some time for yourself. It is not only good for your body but your mind as well.

By not sleeping well, you could be causing yourself many different risks to your health and potentially have you suffer from insomnia. Insomnia is one of the biggest things most people face when it comes to issues with getting proper sleep. Having to toss and turn each night until you feel comfortable enough to sleep will end up chipping away at your health little by little. You want to do your best to monitor your sleep as well as your workouts.

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f you don’t sleep well, you are practicing a healthy lifestyle for nothing. Sleep is a key stage for the body to secrete and balance hormones, including testosterone, which is necessary for muscle growth. If sleep is insufficient, hormone secretion is limited, which will affect the normal repair and growth of muscles. The level of cortisol in the body will rise and break down more muscles than in normal people. You must know that muscles are difficult to grow because poor sleep causes muscle loss. When your muscles feel like they are you are aching after exercise, you need to:

1. Raise your feet to sleep, help the blood return to the heart from the legs, and prevent varicose veins at the same time

2. Sleep on your back and relax your back

adjustable bed base

The biggest thing that will help or even possibly do more harm than good is what you sleep on. Many people have a normal way to sleep such as on a mattress. Sometimes having something on the mattress additionally like memory foam, memory sleep pillows, or even quilted foam for the mattress itself. While these can help, they aren’t the best solution for your much-needed rest after working out. One of the best things you can do for your sleep after working out or really during any time is using an adjustable bed base. An adjustable bed base does many things for your health while you sleep. Some of those things include:

• Helping you lighten the effects of back pain

• Alleviating your sleep apnea, asthma, and snoring

• Lowering your chances of acid reflux and heartburn

• Easing your insomnia

• Improving your digestion

• Enhancing your body’s circulation

• Helping you lighten the effects of leg swelling

• Enhancing your lifestyle and furthering your independence physically

adjustable bed base

Considering those are just a small amount of the things that your body will get from an adjustable bed base, it seems very worth it. Sure, getting an adjustable bed base might be more expensive than the average bed frame or regular mattress, but what you are doing is not only investing in sleeping better but investing in your future health. Little things that affect your health can worsen over time or even cause serious health issues. Preventing those things from happening early will end up paying for the adjustable bed base tenfold.

If you think about it regarding cost and numbers, an adjustable bed base will cost so much less than many visits to the doctor’s office throughout the rest of your life. There is a balance to having an adjustable bed base when you think of it in these terms. You are chipping away at health problems you have, as well you are spending less money having to continuously get help at a doctor’s office. As we all know, going to the doctor’s even once can be a pain, let alone having to go many times.

The best thing to take away from this is to listen to your body (whether you are working out or not) and make sure you do what is best for you. Sometimes it is hard to know exactly what your body might be saying but taking some measures beforehand will end up setting you up for exactly what you need. Let your new adjustable bed base do that for you now and for years to come.

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