Exercise is good for your health, but you should not do it late in the day. Try to exercise at least thirty minutes on most days but not later than two to three hours before your bedtime.
Thiry minute of exercise is great for your health, however, don’t do it later than two to three hours before your bedtime.
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Having a comfortable mattress and pillow can help promote a good night’s sleep.
Turn the clock’s face out of view so you don’t worry about the time while trying to fall asleep.
Why We Sleep is the best book I have read on sleep. The author has beautifully summarized how important sleep is for our health. He writes the most difficult medical terms and phenomena related to sleep in such a simple and interesting way that a common reader can easily comprehend.
In the final lines of the book, the writer gives the 12 tips for healthy sleep. These tips, you can say are the essence of the whole book.
Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. Sleeping later on weekends won’t fully make up for a lack of sleep during the week and will make it harder to wake up early on Monday morning.
Set an alarm for bedtime just like you set up one for the morning.
Often we set an alarm for when it’s time to wake up but fail to do so for when it’s time to go to sleep.
Coffee, colas, certain teas, and chocolate contain caffeine, and its effects can take as long as eight hours to wear off fully.
Therefore, a cup of coffee in the late afternoon can make it hard for you to fall asleep at night.
Nicotine caused smokers to sleep only very lightly. In addition, smokers often wake up too early in the morning because of nicotine withdrawal.
Drinking too many fluids at night can cause frequent awakenings to urinate.
If you have trouble sleeping, talk to your health care provider or pharmacist to see whether any drugs you’re taking might be contributing to your insomnia and ask whether they can be taken at other times during the day or early in the evening.
If you have problems falling asleep, you should get an hour of exposure to morning sunlight and turn down the lights before bedtime.
The anxiety of not being able to sleep can make it harder to fall asleep.
Sleep needs vary from person to person. Age, genetics, lifestyle, and environment all play a role.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults need 7-9 hours of sleep a night. People who sleep seven hours a night are healthier and live longer. While the guideline is helpful, you are the best person to judge how much sleep you need.
When we constantly get less sleep (even 1 hour less) than we need each night, it is called sleep debt. We may pay for it in daytime drowsiness, trouble concentrating, moodiness, lower productivity and increased risk of falls and accidents.
Although a daytime nap cannot replace a good night’s sleep, it can help make up for some of the harm done as a result of sleep debt.
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