If you want to sleep well every night, say goodbye to these 8 habits


1. Late night screen time

Late-night screen use, emitting blue light that inhibits melatonin production, can disrupt sleep; replacing screen time with activities like reading can improve sleep and overall health.

2. Consuming caffeine late in the day

I used to have a daily evening coffee, thinking it helped me relax, but it actually kept me awake due to caffeine's stimulant effects; switching to herbal tea improved my sleep, and it might benefit you too.

3. Lack of a sleep schedule

Maintaining a consistent sleep schedule syncs with your circadian rhythm, promoting better sleep quality by avoiding disruptions caused by erratic sleep patterns.

4. Living in a cluttered space

A cluttered and disorganized room can contribute to stress and restlessness, negatively affecting your sleep quality, so consider decluttering to create a serene sleep sanctuary.

5. Eating heavy meals late at night

Late-night heavy meals, like my former habit of indulging in ice cream or pizza, can disrupt sleep by causing discomfort and indigestion, and breaking this habit significantly improved my sleep quality, suggesting a potential benefit in reconsidering late-night snacking.

6. Engaging in intense evening workouts

Regular physical activity has numerous benefits, including improved sleep, but working out in the evening can lead to post-exercise adrenaline that disrupts sleep; shifting your workout routine to mornings or afternoons may help alleviate this issue for evening exercisers experiencing sleep problems.

7. Ignoring your sleep environment

Your bedroom should be a peaceful sanctuary conducive to rest, and making adjustments like using blackout curtains, earplugs, or maintaining a cool temperature can significantly enhance your sleep quality.

8. Carrying stress to bed

Bringing worries and stress to bed can disrupt sleep, but practicing mindfulness, deep breathing, and journaling before sleep can help clear your mind and promote restful sleep by leaving stress outside the bedroom.

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