It is not about the amount of hours you spend in bed with your eyes closed. There are many factors influencing your condition when you wake up. Even the daily activities can make a difference to your night sleep. Try these tips to make your sleep really healthy:
7 a.m. Go outside. Being in the sunlight resets the clock in your brain which tells you when to be awake or asleep. Try to open the curtains as soon as you wake up, walk your dog or have a coffee outside.
10 a.m. Take a break. If you work in the office – stand up from the chair and go for a cup of tea or coffee. If you have a chance go outside for a five minute walk.
2 p.m. As soon as you finish lunch, you can start checking your favorite devices. This is the time for answering mails, check the photos and send messages on Facebook. Why it is better to check devices during the day? Cause the blue light increases daytime alertness.
5 p.m. It is a high time for the glass of wine. It is advised to stop drinking 4-5 hours before going to bed, so the libation can be out of your system completely. Of course if you had your booze right before bed it will definitely knock you out fast, but you will be awake in the middle of the night instead.
7 p.m. Dinner time. The best decision would be opt for chicken and eggs as carbohydrates help to produce serotonin, which is like a sleeping pill for your brain.
8 p.m. Make a plank. Even while watching TV just hold plank position for at least 15 seconds. This workout requires focus which will block stressful thoughts that usually cause insomnia.
9.30 pm. Breathe away the stress. Try breathing exercises or do meditation instead.
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