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Are you trapped in the vicious cycle of tossing and turning every night in bed? If yes, then your poor daily habits are to be blamed for the restless nights, which in turn make you wake up tired.
So, to help you sleep peacefully, we present 7 daily bedtime habits that can transform the way you get some shut eye:
While exposure to light during the daytime is beneficial, the blue light from our various computer and cellular devices can disrupt the circadian rhythm, by tricking the brain to think it’s still daytime. This reduces hormones like melatonin, which helps you to relax and get deep sleep. You could solve this by using ‘f.lux’, a software to adjust blue light on all your devices after sunset.
An age-old remedy, turmeric milk or haldi milk is great for a good night’s rest. Start with some milk, which contains sleep-inducing amino acids and melatonin, a hormone that regulates the sleep cycle. You can add some almond paste, honey and cardamom before topping it off with turmeric to get a warm and nutritious load of ingredients into your body, which also happens to help aid better sleep.
Reading a book before bed is a fantastic habit, as it relaxes your mind, reduces stress and helps you fall asleep faster. Besides, reading is known to boost your brainpower, empathy and make you more creative.
A warm pre-bedtime bath helps to fall asleep quicker and better. The warmth of the water causes your body to unwind and relax and lower your core temperature, which is a circadian sleep signal
Prepare your clothes for the next day before bed as it can help to reduce stress, save time in the morning and allow you to choose thoughtfully.
Maintaining a daily journal reduces bedtime worry, stress, increases sleep time and improves sleep quality. You don’t need to write pages upon pages; even one sentence is enough to help you reflect on your experiences.
Dark, quiet, and cool rooms offer the best conditions to promote sleep. To achieve such an environment, lower the volume of outside noises by using heavy curtains, wear an eye mask to block the lights and keep the temperature of the room cool.
So ladies, indulge in these daily bedtime habits for a healthy and peaceful sleep.