Sleep is the one thing we all want more of but the one area we tend to do the most sacrificing in.
After all, when we are behind on certain tasks at work, we tend to stay up later than usual (or wake up earlier) to get them done. We are all trying to gain more hours in the day, but the last place we should be sacrificing in is the sleep department.
Well, believe it or not, there are plenty of things you are constantly doing that could be affecting your sleep. This, of course, could lead to you not being as focused, alert or on top of your game as you should be each and every day.
The first step is learning about these things, and then eliminating them.
Things You Are Constantly Doing That Could Be Affecting Your Sleep
- Using technology at night. We understand you want to watch TV at night, or you have some extra work to get done on your computer, but these bright screens are not a stimulus for sleep.
- Drinking any form of caffeine later in the day. Spoiler: Caffeine could keep you wired and up at night. Welcome to Tossing And Turning City. Population ... you.
- Associating your bed with non-sleep things, like working on your laptop.
- Not sticking to a schedule. We understand you don't want to be a creature of habit, but routine is a good thing, especially when it comes to a sleep routine.
- You are staying up too late to finish a show, or whatever it might be, which leads to you being tired the next day, and this alone could lead to your sleep schedule getting out of whack. Thanks a lot, Netflix.
- Worrying about anything and everything. As you have likely come face-to-face with over the years, worrying/stressing can lead to you tossing and turning the entire night. Solve your problems, if possible, before your head makes an appointment with your pillow.
- Sleeping next to your phone. If your smartphone isn't on silent, then a single notification can throw your sleep off for the simple fact that you wake up from said notification.
Sleep is invaluable. Unfortunately, people are constantly doing things that are affecting their sleep schedules. The sooner we break these habits, the better.
If you are having trouble sleeping, then Sleepsana could be the answer.