Before going to bed every day there are quite a lot of mistakes we as humans do subconsciously which affect our sleep very badly. Hence below are some of the mistakes an individual should avoid.
1. Having Tea, Coffee, or Soft Drinks
Tea, Coffee, or any other beverages like cold drinks have stimulants that make an individual alert during the time of consumption.
Even if you feel like consuming these drinks it’s advised to have them 6-8 hrs prior to bedtime. As these drinks may result in sleepless nights.
2. Having Large Meals For Dinner
Having large food meals for dinner before bedtime may ruin your night totally. It fuels the flame of acidity and heartburn which.
Keep a gap of 3hrs between dinner and sleep and make sure the food you consume is light and satisfying.
3. Directly Going To Bed After Dinner
It’s a very bad habit to directly jump on the bed after having your meal at night. Doing so troubles your digestive system due to which you may feel acidic burning in your stomach. Hence it’s advised not to directly jump on the bed at least 1-2hrs after your meal.
4. Watching The Screens Of Your Devices While Sleeping
If you watch and read sensational stuff you are inviting to disturb sleep and in fact, falling asleep on tv or texting is a mistake you should avoid as the blue light from these gadgets suppresses the production of melatonin which is a key hormone for inducing sleep. So say goodbye to your Tv, Mobile, or any gadgets at least 1hr before going to bed.
5. Stress & negative thinking
Stress is a large reason why many people find it difficult to sleep. One of the worse things you can do is be stressed before bed.
Stress produces chemicals that physically stop us from sleeping. Try and clear your mind before bed time and make an effort to think positive thoughts that aid sleep.
6. Worrying About Sleep
If you’ve had some bad nights sleep previously, then the worst thing you can do is worry too much about it. When we place too much focus on sleeping this can cause anxiety and only make the problem worse. Try to go with the flow and let your body naturally get into a healthy sleep pattern.
7. Disorganized sleeping habits
It’s much easier to get to sleep each night (and wake up feeling refreshed) if we have a regular routine. This means going to bed at roughly the same time each night and getting up at roughly the same time each morning.
If you’re disorganized with your sleeping routine, you end up interrupting your natural sleeping rhythms, which can cause insomnia and fatigue.
8. Taking Long naps
Long naps can disrupt your sleeping rhythms so if you’re desperate for a nap then keep it under the 30 minute mark (and before 4pm).
Short naps after lunch can help to restore energy levels (just make sure you don’t sleep in).
Hence these we some of the major mistakes men and women do before going to bed which causes trouble in sleeping in the nighttime.
Hence we need to ensure we avoid all the major mistakes mentioned in ths article to ensure an healthy sleep and an healthy lifestyle.