One of the things that makes the pandemic easier to deal with is when you’re able to put all the stress behind when it’s time to call it a day and you’re just ready to lie down and go to sleep. So it’s really a hassle when you end up tossing and turning, instead of getting a restful sleep.
So here are the top five things to avoid so you can get a good night sleep:
1. Drinking and eating
Drinking, most especially, water, disrupts your sleep because makes it makes you need to go to the comfort room. Aside from drinking, don’t eat too much, too, because food makes your brain more active. But if you really feel the need to eat anything, just eat fruit.
2. Rigorous exercise
Avoid using the treadmill or skipping rope before you sleep. These activities will energize you–instead of calming you down for a good night’s sleep.
3. Use of screen time
Surfing the web, watching YouTube videos or checking your friends’ FB accounts before sleeping stimulates your brain and makes it restless. The blue light these gadgets emit suppresses the sleep hormone called melatonine.
If your nap lasts more than half an hour, then chances are you will have hard time sleeping- and even develop sleep apnea or insomnia. If you really need to recharge within the day, your nap should not be longer than 10 minutes.
5. Uncomfortable mattress
If you have the cash to spare, make sure you invest in a good mattress. But don’t confuse a good mattress with a pricey one. That’s simply just marketing stuff. Just look for a mattress that supports your need. Remember: ”A mattress can impact a person’s sleep,” says Michael Decker, PhD, RN, and spokesman for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.