Sleeping is of extreme importance our overall health. It is the time when our body regenerates, and our brain rests.
Lack of sleep causes many diseases such as high blood pressure, heart conditions, etc. So, in order to get our body ready to fight against any problem, we need to have healthy habits of sleeping.
What to Do or Not Do Before Bed Time?
Sleep at the Same Time Every Night
Going to bed at different times of the day will confuse your brain. Even on the weekend you should practice going to sleep at the same time.
While we are sleeping, our body releases hormones which are important for purifying the liver, building the muscles, regeneration of the tissues, normalizing the blood sugar, breaking down the fat stores.
Avoid Drinking Water
Try not to drink a lot of water before bed because when you are about to fall asleep, you will need to go to the toilet. As a result, you may get headaches because of interrupted sleeping.
Do Not Eat Two Hours Before Bed
You should eat at least two hours before bed because the food digestion may cause you trouble in sleeping. Also, you may get a bloated stomach or stomach pains.
Refrain from Using Gadgets
You should not use your phone, laptop or watch TV at least an hour before bed. If you do so, the lights, the sounds, the notifications will keep your brain awake.
Do Not Read Books
Of course, you should read books, but not before bed. If the content is exciting, you would want to read more and more even get to the end. So, the result is a sleepless night.
Drink Coffee at Least 4 Hours Before Sleep
Coffee contains caffeine which boosts your metabolism and keeps you awake. So, you should not drink it before bed.
According to Dr. Cole, magnesium gets you a better sleep, relaxes the muscles and calms you down. You should get it before bed if you have trouble in falling asleep.
If you have a job that needs a lot of sitting, you need to practice some yoga because it will help you relax. If you feel tension or pain in your body, yoga will help you ease the aches and get a better sleep.
Do Your Own Rituals
If you want to get a better sleep, take a shower, clean your face, brush your teeth and make sure to lie in a clean bed. Also, it is good to keep a blanket close to your bed, so if you feel cold, you just grab it.
You know about “beauty sleep,” use it well by making useful sleeping habits that will contribute to your good look.
We offer you a list of things you are advised to do before bed:
- Remove makeup no matter how tired you are
- Use a toner
- Use a hair mask
- Wash your hands and apply nutritious creams
- Put on eye cream
- Humidify the air
- Brush and floss your teeth and use a mouthwash
- Wash and dry your feet and apply some cream
- Use a silk pillowcase to prevent wrinkles
Finally, you need to get 7-9 hours of sleep every night to avoid tiredness, wrinkles, dark circles, and many other issues. Nonetheless, if your sleeping problems are severe make sure to consult your doctor.
Sources: Natural On, Yoga Medicine, Read and Digest