Not getting enough sleep is the worst, and you might be noticing that your lack of sleep is affecting you in your day to day activities. Plenty of people notice the effects of poor sleep, anything and everything from the inability to focus on your work to irritability to weight gain. Many people are clueless about how to break the cycle of poor sleep. If you’re one of those people, evaluate your bedtime routine: you might be ruining your chances of sleeping soundly before your head even hits your pillow. Here are three bad sleep habits to break immediately.
Binging before Bed
You might be thinking we’re talking about watching your new favorite show nonstop, but we’re talking about eating late at night. Dinner, dessert, and nighttime snacks can lead to sleep loss. This is because your body needs time to digest all the food you ate before you lie down. Otherwise, you’re likely to experience indigestion and heartburn, which can interfere with your sleep cycle. Lying down in bed after eating makes it harder for your body to digest your food since gravity isn’t there to aid in keeping your stomach acid in place. A simple solution to this? Try to eat dinner 2 to 3 hours before bedtime, and cut out any late-night snacking.
Late Night Drinks
Contrary to popular belief, but it is not true that drinking alcohol before bed helps you sleep better through the night. Alcohol might make you feel drowsy, but several studies point out that it disrupts your ability to remain in a deep, peaceful sleep state. The answer? Try to limit your drinking to earlier in the day/evening. The later you drink, the more potent its effects will be on your sleeping cycle.
Your smartphone is essentially a part of you. It’s your source of news, weather, and traffic. It keeps you organized and in constant communication with the world. Yet your brain is wired to react to what it sees in on the screen. The minute you see any light go off on the screen when you’re trying to sleep puts your brain on alert. The solution? Pay attention to your phone usage before bed and try to avoid checking your phone once you’re settled in bed. If it’s bad enough, maybe put your phone in another room and consider using an actual alarm clock to wake up in the morning.
A GOOD NIGHT OF REST WITH MATTRESS PEDDLERS
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