Are you also having trouble sleeping lately? There’s undoubtedly a logical reason why. From sleeping near a glowing alarm clock to sleep in the wrong position, all are dangerous sleeping habits which should be avoided.
So, here are 13 risky things you should avoid at night, particularly if you’re suffering from lack of sleep.
1Don’t drink water just after going to bed
You shouldn’t drink water before you go to bed, because if you drink too much water before going to sleep, you have to wake up 2-3 times in the night to go to the bathroom.
2Don’t take afternoon naps
It is advisable to not to take naps in the middle of the day that is in the afternoon. Always make sure that you’ll have a good sleeping routine and should sleep at the same time every day so your brain will be ready to “shut down” and you can fall asleep much faster.
3Put off all electronic devices
You should keep your electronic devices like laptops, smartphones away while sleeping at least one hour away before you go to sleep because the brightness of the laptop and smartphone won’t allow you to sleep immediately.
4Avoid drinking Coffee
As caffeine boosts the metabolism and helps in feeling fresh, so you should avoid coffee while going to sleep.
5Do not read in bed
Reading books is a good habit but reading book in bed should be avoided as it is not good for your neck and eyes.
6Don’t buy alarm clocks with bright digits
You should avoid buying alarm clocks with bright digits because the light from the screen will disturb your sleep. So, it’s preferable to use alarm clocks with dimmer numbers.
7Buy Quality Mattress
Instead of buying a cheap and low-quality mattress, you should buy a high-quality mattress because a high-quality mattress will make you sleep like a baby and will help you to feel fresh.
8Daily exercise works wonders
Exercise will make you feel fresh and full of energy, so it is advised to exercise daily. But you shouldn’t exercise at least 3 hours before going to sleep.
9Have your dinner early
It is advisable to eat your dinner at least 2 hours before going to bed because sleeping on a full stomach will make your body awake for the digestion process.
10Keep your feet warm
Sleeping with cold feet won’t let you sleep immediately so it is advisable to keep your feet warm by covering with socks or any heating pad.
11Establish a bedtime routine
Bedtime routine is very important as it prepare your brain for sleeping. You can start by going to the bathroom, brushing teeth till then your body will be ready for sleep.
12Your sleeping posture matters
Sleeping posture matters a lot. So, you should choose the best sleeping position which will help you in sleeping healthy without a sour back, neck, and shoulder when you wake up. It is advisable to sleep on your side rather than on your stomach or back.
It’s pretty much useless to stay in bed when u can’t sleep. If you have tried for more than 30 minutes then don’t go with the idea of counting sheep. Instead of this, the National Sleep Foundation recommends that hopping out of bed or doing something boring will let you sleep must faster.
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