Getting a good night’s sleep is very important for your energy levels, your mood and your health. Also, it is dependent on what you do through the day— what you eat and drink, how much activity you get during the day and how emotionally stimulated you are—particularly in the hours before you go to bed.
When people suffer from sleep issues or insomnia that is often because of something that they are doing by mistake, when they should be preparing for rest. In order to help you not to have insomnia or any other sleeping issues, we will show you four things that you might want to avoid at night!
1. Do not use a smartphone or e-reader
By using electronic devices such as smartphones and e-readers, or watching television before going to sleep – all of that can disrupt sleep. You need to avoid any light-emitting technology at least one hour before you go to sleep.
The thing is that blue light given off by smartphones, computers, tablets, and TV prevents the production of melatonin which helps your body to become sleepy. So, no electronic devices one hour before sleeping time.
2. Do not take certain medications
If you take any medicines or any supplements on a daily basis you can also experience some sleeping problems. You need to ask your doctor whether the time of day you take your dosage may be keeping you awake. The thing is that the effects may be delicate, but some medicines can make you alert for a few hours after taking them. Antidepressants can have strong effects on sleep and some pain medications can upset your stomach and in that way make your sleeping time more difficult. And sleeping pill is not always the answer. it can be good for short-term use, but if you are taking it regularly you need to talk with your doctor. Some other prescription drug will be a lot safer and more effective if you need to use it a few weeks or in longer-term.
3. Do not drink coffee
A cup of coffee contains anywhere from eighty to hundred and twenty milligrams of caffeine per cup. So, you should probably know that you need to avoid it right before bed. Although some people still like the idea of a hot drink after dinner, and may not realize that even though they are still a few hours away from turning in, their habit can disturb sleep. Well, the truth is that caffeine can stay in the body for up to twelve hours. So, no more coffees in the evening!
4. Do not eat chocolate
If you didn’t know another sneaky source of caffeine is chocolate! Especially dark chocolate with high cocoa contents. The thing is that people do not think about ice cream that contains coffee or chocolate as something that can keep them awake, but if they are sensitive to caffeine that can definitely do the trick. Chocolate also contains the stimulant theobromine, which is shown to increase heart rate and sleeplessness. So, no more late snacks!