Our bedtime routines are often formed by the lifestyle we lead. Our activities while being awake can really affect our sleep cycle in a negative way. Slumberzone’s very own Dr Slumber researched common mistakes people do before sleeping those results in sleep problems.
Recall your pre- sleep routine. Are you guilty of these bad habits?
- Caffeinated midnight snacking
Caffeine is a stimulant can block sleep neurotransmitters which can cause insomnia. Refined sugars can stress the organs in charge of hormone regulation – resulting in making you wake up in the night as your levels fluctuate.
- Sleeping with pets
According to research, 62% of pet owners who shared their bed or bedroom with their pet experienced poor sleep quality. Veterinary scientists say sleeping with your pets increases the chances of contracting everything from harmful parasites to plagues.
- Having a nightcap
Though alcohol does allow healthy people to fall asleep quicker, it reduces REM sleep – the phase of sleep associated with deep dreaming. Disruptions in REM sleep may cause daytime drowsiness. It can also ruin your sleep and give you severe headache.
- Using technology before bed
75% of people use a Smartphone, laptop, tablet and gaming devices before going to bed. However, these gadgets emit blue light, which is said to delay the production of melatonin, the sleep inducing hormone.
- Leaving the TV ON
39% of people watch TV to wind down for sleep. However, watching TV before bedtime will just make you to stay up later, harming the sleep cycle and leading to poor quality sleep. You can listen to the radio to help yourself fall asleep and get the TV out of the bedroom.
We hope that with a few simple changes to your pre bedtime routine you will lead a healthy lifestyle.
Slumberzone beds and mattresses are always there to make you doze off in no time.
At Slumberzone, we believe in encouraging people to live live a healthy sleep-work routine.
Sweet dreams from #Slumberzone!
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