Today we wanted to give you some ideas on how to improve your sleep.
Sleep plays an important role in your physical health; it’s involved in the healing and repairing of your heart and blood vessels. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. Not to mention irritability, lack of focus, and overall low mood.
Sleep is extremely important for athletes, students, and people with stressful jobs, so here are some tips on how to improve your sleep:
- stop drinking big amounts of water at least 2 hours before bedtime;
- darken your room as much as possible, especially if you live in front of street lights;
- place some heavy furniture in front of the windows if you live in a loud road;
- wear a good quality eye mask, it will help you relax and signal to your brain that it is bed time;
- stop consuming caffeinated drinks or foods (coffee, decaf coffee, cola, cacao, chocolate, kombucha, teas, and matcha) around 2pm, even earlier if you still feel the caffeine is messing with your sleeping cycle;
- sip on chamomile tea, hot or cold with your dinner;
- and the hardest of all, don’t bring bright electrical gadgets in your bedroom (mobile phones, tablets, etc).