(Mirror Daily, United States) – Smartphones need to be plugged in and charged, humans need to sleep. But it’s hard to get a good night’s rest in this day and age. Office hours are long, our smartphones are constantly beeping with social media notifications, and even our books emit blue light that prevents our brains from releasing melatonin.
A study published at the beginning of the year was saying that most American adults are sleep deprived. Another one mentioned that the less you sleep, the more you’ll eat. The lack of Zs can cause a lot of long-time damage on a person’s body, but some find it hard to get a good night’s rest.
There are a few tricks that might help you get a good night’s rest without resorting to medication or other artificial or chemical substances that could ultimately do as much damage to the body as sleep deprivation.
Since sleep is just another bodily function, most of the advice doctors give to their snooze-deprived patients are the same as those given to the people who wish to live a healthier life.
Daily exercising will not only help you catch those elusive Zs, but it will also keep your bowel movement regular, keep your heart young and healthy and help you look like a million dollars.
And ladies, exercising and sleeping are the best ways to ensure a healthy, glowing skin.
Careful with the Coffee
If you want to get a good night’s rest, you will have to be careful with the coffee. It’s okay to drink your morning cup of Joe, maybe even an afternoon one with your lunch, but don’t bring him to dinner or else you’ll be counting sheep all night long.
Also, stay away from sugar or sugary products right before bed because they tend to give a sudden boost of energy to the body.
Lay Down on the Technology
There’s a reason humans sleep during the night. When the light begins to fade, our brains are wired to release melatonin, a substance that makes us feel sleepy and helps us get a good night’s rest. When morning comes, and light appears, the brain knows it’s got enough rest, and it will stop secreting it.
But electronic devices emit blue light which tricks our brains into thinking that it is still daylight outside, and it needs to be alert. Doctors recommend people to stop using phones, tablets and other such technology three hours before snoozing. But if you’re a tech junkie, one hour is enough.
Routine Is Healthy
There are a lot of studies out there who claim that a regular sleep schedule is beneficial to the mind and body.
Bedtime is not just for growing kids; it’s a rule that all functional adults should follow and respect.
You can also try to read something before going to bed, or write an entry in your journal. When it comes to a good night’s rest, anything that is healthy for the body will also help you with your missing Zs.
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