Are you feeling tired even after getting 8 full hours of sleep? Here are 10 reasons that might be impacting the quality of your sleep
1- YOU’RE TOO RELAXED – Research has shown that being too laid-back can actually negatively impact your sleep. Stress is a natural part of life and it stimulates your brain which helps boost the immune system. Tip: Try a new activity that might take you out of your comfort zone.
2- YOU’RE “BUZZED” – Research has led scientists to believe that using your mobile device before bed, can interrupt the way your body falls asleep. Despite being tired, electromagnetic currents from your cellphone stimulate brain activity which promotes your brain to send signals to your body that it isn’t time to rest yet. Tip: Let your brain and body fall asleep without distractions.
3- DRINK MORE WATER – Up to 60% of the human body is made up of water. A lack of water supply decreases blood volume and forces your heart to work harder which keeps you feeling tired. Tip: Live by the “8 by 8” rule and drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water throughout the day.
4- YOU’RE NOT EXERCISING – Without exercise your body isn’t developing stamina, which might be what gets you feeling fatigued throughout the day. Working on strength and endurance can keep you energized throughout the day and allow your body to rest more effectively throughout the night. Tip: Aim to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.
5- CUT OUT NAPS – If you are taking short naps throughout the day, you might find you get a sudden burst of energy and that may be what you’re looking for. But as the day goes on, that burst of energy will make it more difficult to fall asleep at night. Tip: Cut out naps throughout the day.
6- YOU HAVE NO SLEEP SCHEDULE – Your body is on an internal clock. Waking up and going to bed at the same time every day will keep this clock ticking in a timely manner. When your body’s clock is moving with the day, your body will know when it’s time to power down. This will get you the most out of your 8 hours. Tip: Use an alarm to wake up and go to bed at the same time every day, even on weekends.
7- HIDDEN CAFFEINE – A coffee in the morning is fine for most people and some can ingest well above the daily recommendation without ever having any issues. But for others, the day time pick me ups can disrupt the body’s resting routine. Tip: Once the clock strikes noon, limit your caffeine intake to let your body rest undisturbed throughout the night.
8- NIGHT TIME SNACKS – The emphasis is on snacks. Eating heavy, rich meals before bed forces your body to continue working to digest them. While your body attempts to digest those one, two, or three scoops of ice cream you just ate with your favourite show, your sleep is being interrupted. Tip: Try to avoid snacking before bed. But if you must, try to opt for a healthy, light snack that won’t sit in your stomach.
9- SETTING THE MOOD – Your brain is programmed to react to specific stimuli through our 5 senses. Your body will use certain signs to determine what This will send signals to your brain to start producing melatonin, the hormone that helps you fall asleep. Tip: Dim your lights
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