Tuesday, April 16, 2013

5 habits to avoid for better sleep

If you're sleep-deprived get rid of these patterns of behaviour, today...

Nighttime snacking

 It might be tempting to reach out for that slice of uneaten pizza or a box of doughnuts, but this is actually one of the most common habits that can keep folks from getting shuteye. Late night
eating is said to cause a gastro esophageal reflux disorder, in which where the stomach acid goes back into the esophagus causing acid reflux, say experts. This gives acidity and makes a person feel uncomfortable.

Exercising very late

Exercise is certainly a good habit but doing so in the late hours of the day is unwise. Experts outline the connection between a lower body temperature and achieving quality sleep. When you exercise it raises the body temperature and increases the metabolism. So, while this works well during the day, it's not ideal of you want get into
sleep mode.

Watching too much TV

 Unfortunately the TV set is believed to be a part of the bedroom, but actually watching your fav crime or drama shows from your bed can set the pulse racing and make the rain too active. Also an exposure to violent programming is said to cause nightmares. Doctors advise mediation or prayer that helps to relax the system. One may also curl up and read a book.

Working after hours

 Most people tend to either spend late hours at
the office or bring work home for late night. But this habit can cause stress and tension that leads to insomnia and loss of appetite. Pouring over a work presentation, number crunching or talking to colleagues can make the mind very alert, and push up adrenalin and stress levels — quite the opposite scenario for a restful night.

Talking too much

Sometimes due to hard schedules, finding time to talk with your spouse at bedtime might seem like the only option. However, if the conversation escalates into an argument, it can shoot up energy levels and cause feelings of anger and fear that takes away sleep. Fights also make it impossible to fall asleep afterwards. The ideal thing to do is make time for settling issues and important topics at some time during the day.


1 comment:

  1. What you eat can greatly affect Better Sleep, even during the early half of the day. Eat breakfast first thing in the morning to Better Sleep at night, and make sure it's a big one. After eating well throughout the day, avoid eating spicy or junk foods at night for Better Sleep, and instead choose something that will help you drift off. And remember: no booze! Not only will it not help you get to Better Sleep, it'll cause you to snore all night, too.