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5 Habits To Avoid For Better Sleep

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If you’re sleep-deprived get rid of these patterns of behaviour, today…

Nighttime snacking
It might be tempting to reach out for that slice of uneaten pizza or a box of doughnuts, but this is actually one of the most common habits that can keep folks from getting shuteye. Late night eating is said to cause a gastro esophageal reflux disorder, in which where the stomach acid goes back into the esophagus causing acid reflux, say experts. This gives acidity and makes a person feel uncomfortable.

Exercising very late
Exercise is certainly a good habit but doing so in the late hours of the day is unwise. Experts outline the connection between a lower body temperature and achieving quality sleep. When you exercise it raises the body temperature and increases the metabolism. So, while this works well during the day, it’s not ideal of you want get into sleep mode.

Watching too much TV
Unfortunately the TV set is believed to be a part of the bedroom, but actually watching your fav crime or drama shows from your bed can set the pulse racing and make the rain too active. Also an exposure to violent programming is said to cause nightmares. Doctors advise mediation or prayer that helps to relax the system. One may also curl up and read a book.

Working after hours
Most people tend to either spend late hours at the office or bring work home for late night. But this habit can cause stress and tension that leads to insomnia and loss of appetite. Pouring over a work presentation, number crunching or talking to colleagues can make the mind very alert, and push up adrenalin and stress levels — quite the opposite scenario for a restful night.

Talking too much

Sometimes due to hard schedules, finding time to talk with your spouse at bedtime might seem like the only option. However, if the conversation escalates into an argument, it can shoot up energy levels and cause feelings of anger and fear that takes away sleep. Fights also make it impossible to fall asleep afterwards. The ideal thing to do is make time for settling issues and important topics at some time during the day.

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