You’ve heard about how important sleep is and yet there’s a good chance you are constantly short-changing yourself. It seems like everything is more important than a good night of sleep. Having a good night of sleep starts long before you even turn out the light. Here are three of the most common blunders that you might be making, along with tips on how to change your habits. It just might change your life!
There’s a few things wrong with this picture. First off, if you have a partner, your electronic device is putting an invisible wall between the two of you, shutting you off to easy communication and decreasing the opportunity for intimacy. Second, the blue light exposure can disrupt sleep cycles (even if you don’t notice it), which decreases the depth of sleep and ability to get optimal sleep.
There’s nothing like trying to fall asleep in a room that’s dusty, dirty and full of clutter. I’ve worked with clients who have a hard time sleeping or end up sleeping on the floor because there are too many books on their bed, or because their dog takes up too much room. Seriously! You are the most important person in your world, treat yourself that way!
How many times have you heard people say that they can drink coffee before they go to bed and it doesn’t impact their sleep? Yes, there are some people who tolerate caffeine much better than others. However, caffeine is a stimulant and will impact sleep to some extent, even if you don’t notice it. Other common blunders that people make are to use nicotine or other drugs, drinking alcohol or exercising prior to bed.
If you want to see better health outcomes, heal faster, lose weight and have more energy, start improving you sleep habits and make these simple changes. Sleep tight. Zzzzzzzz.
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