Sleep is what everyone needs daily. But, some people underestimate the importance of it, which can be a major factor for reduced productivity. You’re probably laughing at the thought that there’s some philosophy or science behind proper sleep, but once you try these tips, you’ll understand.
According to both science and medicine, our bodies are meant to rest in certain circumstances, ones that we don’t provide ourselves with, in these modern times. If you’re curious to learn more, we gladly welcome you to stay with us until the end. Let’s take a look.
1. Avoid blue light before bed
It’s 2020, and most of us can’t sleep without browsing social media platforms at least an hour before finally going to bed. Although this is sometimes fun to do and helps us relax, blue light is a huge issue. According to some of the latest studies, staring at a computer screen or a smartphone drastically reduces sleep quality.
That is why a lot of sleep experts recommend that you read a book or listen to music instead. Or, if you have to use your laptop or tablet, try to set up a blue light filter, it will help a lot.
2. You sleep better when you’re tired
Even if you don’t have the perfect circumstances for proper sleep in your room, when you’re tired, none of that matters. Exercising is the healthiest thing that a person can do, which is more than enough of a reason why you should do it. But, if you’re struggling to fall asleep at night, this will probably help you the most. Light cardio or some pushups before bed is more than enough. You don’t have to push yourself to the limit for something that’s supposed to make you tired only slightly.
3. Don’t eat heavy meals before sleep
Eating heavy meals before bed is a bad idea. Especially if the meal is mostly carbohydrates. Not only most of those calories will turn into fat because you won’t waste them, but your stomach will be upset as well. All of this combined will cause a worsened sleep quality. Try to avoid eating heavy meals before bed. If you can, make sure that your last meal is at least two to three hours before bedtime.
4. Sleep in a cold and darkroom
Falling asleep with the TV on in a warm room is comfortable, but not the best for quality sleeping. It is advised that you go to bed in a room that’s cold and doesn’t have any light sources, such as TV’s or lamps. That is the reason most people use blindfolds when going to bed. Sometimes a small glimpse of light is enough to ruin your rest.
5. Don’t sleep throughout the day
A lot of us want to power-nap now and then, but that’s not the healthiest thing to do. It’s sometimes crucial for work, but it can mess up your sleeping schedule. Also, after you perform a power nap, your body goes under a lot of stress. Sleeping shouldn’t last for just fifteen minutes. You’re shocking your body and central nervous system with it. Resting for one hour after lunch is recommended, but only if it doesn’t interfere with your night rest.