Sleeping is one of the most important aspects of our health – if you don’t sleep properly overnight, there’s a great chance you will experience some health problems. Sadly, we all have bad sleeping habits that are harming our health. Here’s what you shouldn’t do before going to bed:
Make sure your feet are warm
Never go to bed with cold feet and keep them nicely tucked under a blanket if you want to sleep well overnight.
You don’t have a bedtime routine
A bedtime routine will help you sleep properly overnight. Set one up before going to bed – we suggest putting on your pajamas and brushing your teeth before going to bed.
Avoid coffee 4 hours before bedtime
Drinking coffee before going to bed will keep you alert and awake, so make sure to avoid it.
Sleep on the left side
According to studies, sleeping on the left side of your body will keep your digestion and overall health in check and allow you to sleep properly overnight.
Keep electronic devices away from your bedroom
Smartphone, tablets, TV and other screens should be kept away from your bedroom as they will surely interrupt with your sleeping pattern.
Avoid reading in bed
Yes, something as simple as reading a book before going to bed may interrupt your sleep and keep you alert for longer.
Avoid bright alarm clocks
Flashing alarms can draw away your attention and make you unable to fall asleep.
Don’t drink anything at least an hour before bedtime
Avoid drinking anything an hour before going to bed so you don’t get to wake up with an urge to pee in the middle of the night.
Avoid taking naps
Naps can boost your brain functions, but making them into a habit will leave you sleepless overnight.
Make sure you get a quality mattress
Sleeping on a low-grade mattress will make you toss and turn overnight, and is one of the main reasons for insomnia.
Don’t eat anything for a couple of hours before going to bed
Going to bed with a full stomach will make things uncomfortable and leave you sleepless overnight.
Avoid exercising 2-3 hours before bedtime
Exercising fills your body with adrenaline which will keep you awake, so make sure to avoid exercises for a few hours before going to bed.