Are you tired to living with pain and numbness in your feet? Like millions of people, you may exhibit signs of poor circulation, also know as peripheral vascular disease, which prevents blood from properly flowing to the feet and legs. Poor circulation is most commonly caused by the hardening of the arteries, or arthrosclerosis, and inhibits blood flow to your extremities, preventing your body from transporting all of the oxygen it needs to heal cuts and wounds.
Poor circulation is a very serious medical problem that requires attention. And because some people are especially likely to develop poor circulation, they should be aware of its risk factors:
- History of diabetes
- Lack of exercise
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
Many people with poor circulation do not even realize that their problem is caused by the same kind of risk factor that leads to heart attacks. Common symptoms include:
- Cramp in calf muscle after walking
- Numbness in feet
- Skin discoloration
- Cold feet
- Infections and sores in feet that have trouble healing
In order to treat poor circulation, some people resort to drugs that treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and blood clotting. In more serious cases, patients undergo an artery-enlarging procedure through a complicated and painful angioplasty. And sometimes, a vascular surgeon displaces a vein from elsewhere in the body to allow blood to flow through a clogged artery.
But before turning to such serious treatments, remember that a good night’s sleep can help control some risk factors of poor circulation. Some people find that soothing music helps them to sleep well. Others enjoy sipping a cup of herbal tea before bed. Naturally, it is important to sleep in a dark room where you are comfortable. Make sure you have a firm mattress for your back and a good pillow for your shoulders. The Better Sleep Pillow is especially effective because of its memory foam technology, which supports your head, neck, and shoulders to keep airways open and to align the spine properly. Best of all, the Better Sleep Pillow even works for side sleepers. So order your Better Sleep Pillow today and take the first steps to kissing those annoying circulation problems good bye.