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Top Tips for Improving Sleep Quality and Achieving Restful Nights in a Hospital Bed

Did you know that a staggering 50 to 70 million US adults have a sleep disorder? This is a fact backed up by findings reported by the American Sleep Association.

Good quality sleep is no longer just a luxury—it's a necessity, and even more so for those recovering from illness or surgery in a hospital bed at home.

We, at Prosperity Health Inc., genuinely understand sleep's critical role in both recovery and overall health. That's why we've leveraged our expertise in healthcare solutions to compile a list of actionable tips to achieve those much-needed restful nights.

Choose the Right Hospital Bed Mattresses

A good mattress should offer the right balance of comfort and support, helping you avoid any discomfort or pain that can disrupt your sleep.

Consider a specific type that conforms to your body shape to provide targeted support and as well as pressure relief. This can be particularly beneficial if you're dealing with specific health issues such as back pain or joint discomfort.

Also, pay attention to its material. Look for hypoallergenic materials that can resist dust mites and other allergens, contributing to your cleaner, healthier napping environment.

Note that what works best for you might not work for someone else. So, consider all your specific needs and preferences when choosing.

Adjust the Bed Position

Proper positioning can alleviate various health issues, reduce discomfort, and promote better rest, too!

Raising the head can be helpful if you have respiratory issues or acid reflux, making it easier to breathe and reducing heartburn. While elevating the foot can help improve circulation and reduce swelling, which can be particularly beneficial if you've had any surgery or suffer from conditions like edema. Hospital beds that allow you to easily raise the head or feet are a must-have for recovery from any number of conditions.

Moreover, the Trendelenburg position, where your head is lower than your feet, can be used under medical supervision to treat certain conditions. But of course, always consult with your healthcare provider to determine the best positions for you.

Maintain a Regular Sleep Schedule

Our bodies thrive on routine, and by setting a consistent doze-off and wake time, you help regulate your body's internal clock, known as the circadian rhythm.

A regular sleep schedule means going to bed and getting up at the same time every day, even on weekends or days off. So, yes–consistency is key here to enable your body to anticipate and prepare, making it easier to fall asleep and wake up refreshed.

And if you're finding this difficult, start by making small, gradual adjustments. For instance, try going to bed and waking up 15 minutes earlier each day until you reach your desired schedule. It's a matter of quality and timing.

Limit Daytime Naps

While a short power nap early in the afternoon can be beneficial, especially when recovering from an illness or surgery, long or frequent naps during the day can interfere with your nighttime rest.

Say, if you're having trouble at night, you must only nap for about 20 to 30 minutes—and do it early in the afternoon. This duration is enough to boost your mood and alertness without affecting your nighttime rest.

Be sure to listen to your body and as well as consult with healthcare professionals if you're struggling with any sleep issues.

Create a Comfortable Environment

Consider the temperature in your room; a cooler room often promotes better sleep. The National Sleep Foundation recommends a room temperature of around 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius).

Lighting is also another factor. A dark room can signal your brain that it's time to drift off, so consider using blackout curtains or an eye mask if necessary. Similarly, noise can disrupt you, so you might want to use earplugs, a white noise machine, or something like soothing background music to drown out any disruptive sounds.

Avoid Stimulants Close to Bedtime

Stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine–it's generally recommended to avoid these for at least several hours before your snooze time.

Even alcohol, which might initially make you feel sleepy, can disrupt and lead you to poor-quality rest. Instead, opt for calming herbal teas or warm milk, which are known to promote sleepiness.

Similarly, heavy meals close to your nighttime can lead to both discomfort and indigestion. So try to have your last meal at least two to three hours before you go to bed.

Practice Relaxation Techniques

Such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, and yoga.

You might also consider creating a pre-nigh time routine to signal your body that it's time to wind down. This routine could include activities like reading a book, listening to calm music, or even taking a warm bath.

It might take some time and experimentation to find what works best for you. But still falls with your patience and consistency.

How to Make a Hospital Bed More Comfortable: Our Electrical Hospital Bed Rental's Ergonomic Features

Here at Prosperity Health Inc., we understand how critical a good rest time is for your overall well-being, especially when you're in recovery. That's why we offer our Full Electric Hospital Bed designed with several ergonomic features to help you get those Zzzzs.

Full Electric Adjustability

With independent electric motors, you can easily elevate or lower the head, foot, and even the entire bed to find your optimal comfort level. Particularly beneficial if you need to maintain specific positions for medical reasons or simply to enhance how to sleep comfortably in a hospital bed.

Easy-to-Use Remote Control

Allows you to adjust positions at the touch of a button. This enhances your independence and control over your environment, reducing the need for continuous assistance and as well as giving you the freedom to adjust your position whenever you want.

Comfortable Mattress and Bedding

A sound nighttime rest indeed starts with a comfortable mattress. Our hospital beds are equipped with high-quality mattresses. Coupled with soft, breathable sheets, it gives you an ideal sleep environment!

Optimal Height Adjustability

Providing care without straining your back. And for patients, a correct height can aid in transfers, making getting in and out of it easier.

Better Zzzs Start Here

Now it's time to put these top tips into action. Don't let another night pass. After all, at Prosperity Health Inc., we believe that your journey to better health starts with good sleep.

Ready to conquer sleepless nights and start waking up refreshed?

Contact Us Today to learn more about our top-quality hospital bed solutions.


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