Do You Suffer with Common Sleep Disruptors?

Everyone needs a good night’s sleep to be productive and to be optimally healthy; yet some simple things you may be doing could be hindering your chances of achieving this. Here are some common sleep disruptors and how to correct these.

Not Exercising

Did you know that people who actively partake in daily exercise are 65 percent less likely to feel groggy during the day?Basically, this is based on the fact that exercisers sleep longer, fall asleep faster, and have better quality sleep than those who do not partake in exercise.

How to fix the problem: Make it a point to exercise at the right time which means no intense workouts in the night.

Gadgets in the Bedroom

Did you know that your cell phone is on your bedside table and your laptop on your bed can actually keep you awake? Not only do incoming alerts stimulate the brain, but the bright lights from screens can slow down the body’s production of melatonin which regulates sleep.

How to fix the problem: Make it a point to place all electronic items in a separate room and avoid using these at least two hours before bed time.

Erratic Sleep Timings

Everyone loves to indulge in that one day on the weekend where it’s possible to sleep in; but by sleeping in late, even on weekends, you risk the body’s internal clock going haywire. This can make it more difficult to sleep the next night. Also try as much as possible to maintain a disciplined sleep schedule, even during holidays to ensure your body clock is used to a certain cycle and ultimately, you will feel refreshed and rested the next day.

How to fix the problem: Maintaining a regular sleep schedule-both during the week and on weekends-could boost not only the quality of your sleep, but also quantity.