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Did you know that 1 in 3 adults worldwide have having a hard time falling asleep at night?
Perhaps it's our busy lifestyle or heavy smartphone use and exposure to artificial light from screens but many people struggle to fall asleep and don't know what to do about it.
Lack of sleep can lead to:
- weak immune system
- irritability, anxiety, and depression
- increase the risk of developing obesity
- trouble concentrating and remembering things
Sleepless nights also lead to appearance changes, such as dark circles under the eyes, increased wrinkles, and pale skin.
Now, if it's a chronic problem, it's recommended to consult a doctor
But if it's something that comes and goes - there are 7 simple habits that can help you reach the land of dreams faster than you think
Let's break them down:
7 Daytime Habits For Dreamy Nights:
- Avoid caffeine 8 hours before bedtime
Caffeine is a stimulant that can interfere with the process of falling asleep and prevent deep sleep. Giving your body time to metabolize the caffeine can enhance your sleep quality.
- Avoid taking a nap within 6 hours of your bedtime
Napping too close to bedtime can interfere with your body's natural sleep drive and make it harder to fall asleep at night.
- Try to get your workouts in at least 2-3 hours before bed
Regular exercise can promote better sleep, but exercising too close to bedtime can interfere with your ability to fall asleep.
- 3 hours before sleep stop eating
Digestive processes can interfere with your sleep, especially if you eat a large or heavy meal.
- 2 hours before sleep stop drinking water
By reducing your fluid intake before bed, you can decrease the likelihood of frequent bathroom visits during the night.
- 1 hour before sleep stop looking at your screen
The blue light emitted by screens can suppress the production of melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep. This can make it more difficult to fall asleep.
Adopting these simple habits can lead to improved sleep quality and, as a result, improved overall health and wellbeing.
Take it one habit at a time, and you will see the difference.
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