How to Make Your Next Dive a Huge Success

There are three things that make a dive a success – selecting the right site, planning it well, and getting the best gear for your dive – mask, fins, snorkel vests, and the other stuff.

Here are some useful suggestions for you –

  • Are You Sure Of Your Diving Skills – Even experienced divers can lose it if they haven’t done it for a while. So go for a refresher course, such as the Reactivate Course offered by PADI, if you haven’t dived for some time. You will once again be in the water and get to brush up your skills. You will also learn about the latest regulations and norms.
  • Review All The Documents – Make sure all your travel and diving documents are up-to-date, especially your dive certification cards. Better still, get an electronic version of the card, if you don’t have one already. You cannot always check your certification online because there won’t be internet at many remote dive spots. Also, ensure that you have dive insurance. Double check your visa and all other travel documents.
  • Get The Best Diving Gear – Never compromise on your diving equipment, because this could make the difference between safety and danger. You must always make sure that you have the best diving or snorkeling vest, fins, light, mask, and everything else. Test the equipment thoroughly before going into the water, whether you are using new or used gear. Test your wetsuit as well. Get a new wetsuit if you have gained weight since the last dive.
  • Get Spares – It is wise to carry spare parts of vital diving and snorkeling equipment. For instance, what happens if your light fails below the water? You need a back-up. Also, make sure to carry the necessary medication with you, particularly if you have any medical issues or allergies. Many divers who have sensitive ears will develop ear infections below the water. So you need a prescription ear drop too.
  • Pick Your Dive Spot Carefully – You need to find out a lot about the dive spot, like the water and surface temperature, the kind of marine life to be seen, the right season, and anything else that might be relevant.

Finally, plan your non-snorkeling and diving activities as well at the location.

Off-time is important too. But you need to know what you will be doing on those days.

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Should You Consider Buying a Side Sleeper Pillow?

Yes, you should certainly one of the best pillows for side sleepers.

That’s because, many studies have revealed that when you sleep on your side, you sleep on your most natural position.

You can sleep either on your left or right. It doesn’t matter, though some experts feel that left is better. Thus, you will sleep most comfortably when you do it on your side.

You will wake up fresh and stay healthy.

Consider this…

  • Researchers are saying that sleep deprivation could be a major cause of depression in teens and adults.
  • The Harvard Medical School has discovered that poor quality sleep or lack of sleep can cause high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. It can also cause impaired brain activity, type 2 diabetes, poor libido, weight gain, cognitive dysfunction, and a weakened immune system.
  • Continued lack of sleep or sleeping in the wrong position can cause sleep apnea and snoring, which can be bad for relationships.
  • The wrong pillow can give you neck, back and shoulder pain and make it difficult for you to sleep peacefully in the night.

Most of us know that it is essential to get adequate sleep for good health. Doctors and sleep experts have also been warning us for years that we need a minimum of 6 to 8 hours of sleep every night.

However, the focus till now has been firmly on the need for a sleep routine, when to eat before going to bed, why it is essential to avoid caffeine and alcohol before bedtime, the kind of ambience in your bedroom, the importance of a good mattress, and the clothes you must wear in bed.

Somehow, we have overlooked the importance of a pillow. We take it for granted, which is sad, because the pillow can make or break your sleep.

Sleep On Your Side

Which is your favorite sleeping position?

Do you sleep on your back, stomach or side?

You may snore and have acid reflux (heartburn) if you sleep on your back. In fact, the foetal position may even restrict your deep breathing. The face down position on the other hand may strain your neck.

There are plenty of health benefits of side sleeping, and besides this can be the most comfortable position for most people as well, as it is the most natural sleeping position for the human body.

That is why 63% of people in the United States are currently sleeping on their sides according the findings of a study team. The statistics isn’t likely to be any different for other countries.

So try to sleep on your side, if you are currently sleeping on your back or stomach. But make sure that you have the right pillow for it – a good quality side sleeper. It helps you stay healthy and keeps your comfortable throughout the night.

There are many side sleeping pillow options you can choose from, such as memory foam pillows, buckwheat pillows, down pillows, feather pillows and even water-filled pillows.

However, shredded memory foam is often the best option for most people.

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