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Shuteye and sleep hygiene: the truth about why you keep waking up at 3am

theguardian.com

Nobody sleeps the whole night through

This is a common misconception.

Also, waking up a few times per night is not necessarily a cause for concern. The most important thing is how you feel when you get up: refreshed, ready to take the day or confused and unable to function?

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We wake up at night for many various reasons. Some of them are:

  1. Having a nightmare
  2. Distracting loud noises
  3. Sleep apnoea
  4. Nocturia (excessive nighttime urination).

However, it is important to let your practitioner know your sleeping habit...

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Food and drinks that affect your sleep

  • Food and drinks that are bad for your sleep: Alcohol, caffeine, sugary-food (chocolate, gummy bears, etc.), spicy and acidic food (jalapeno poppers, spicy Cheetos etc.)
  • Pro-sleep food and drinks: Wholegrain cereal and milk, toast with peanut butter, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats....

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Sleep deprivation is when one's body does not get the proper amount of sleep it should. Some effects of being sleep deprived: memory issues, the inability to think clearly, weakened immune system.

Ways to fix your sleeping patterns:

  • Have a con...

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