Sleep is a vital indicator of overall health and well-being. Most of us know that getting a good night sleep is important, but few of us actually make those eight or so hours between the sheets a priority.
Getting 8 hours of beauty rest helps your skin, aids in weight loss, and reduces stress. According to a new study from the University of Utah, whom was published in the journal Brain and Behavior, our brain needs seven to nine hours of ZZZs a night.
If you know you could really use more sleep but are having trouble dozing off at night, here’s some recommendations: avoid bright lights, vigorous exercise, and mentally-engaging activities: like using your phone before bed.
Check out below some ways you’re sabotaging your sleep without realizing it!
Watching television to fall asleep. You know that the screens blue light disrupts your body’s production of melatonin, a hormone that helps you fall asleep?
– Checking your phone before bed. For a better sleep you must disconnect at least an hour before bed time.
– Having an afternoon cup of coffee or tea is not a good idea if you want to sleep at the right level of efficiency. Stop drinking caffeine at least 8 hours before bed time.
– And also… you won’t have a good night sleep if you drink too much booze. It is proved that alcohol prevents you from getting into good, restful deep stages of sleep.
– Showering too close to bed time can disrupt your sleep. Shower 90 minutes before bedtime and you will have a good night sleep.
– Your pillows are wack. It’s recommended that you pick a pillow that works for your personal sleeping style. Therefore, if you are a back or stomach sleeper you need a thin pillow, if you are a side sleeper a thicker pillow is the perfect choice for you.
– Sleeping in on the weekend. Waking up at different times every day can mess up your sleep cycle.
– It’ s not helping if you’re looking at the clock when you wake up at night. Knowing how soon you have to wake up stimulates your brain and makes it hard to go back to sleep.
– Not exercising regularly. It’ s very good if you get 20 to 30 minutes of aerobic exercise every day.
There you go! Now you know what to do and what to don’t do when it comes to a fantastic night sleep. All u need now is to apply what you’ve learned and have a Good Night!