3 ways to improve your sleep quality today
Leave at least a 3-hour window between your last meal and bedtime to give your stomach enough time to digest the food properly.1 Indigestion can make falling asleep and staying asleep more difficult.
No screens before bed
Blue lights from electronic back-lit devices like cell phones, tablets, and computers decrease sleepiness so, it is best to avoid them before bed.2 Consider keeping your electronic device away from your sleeping area to reduce the urge to use them in bed and invest in analogue alarms instead of relying on your smartphone.
Build a bedtime ritual
End your busy day with some wind-down time to help calm your body and mind and prepare for a well-rested night. Trying to relax with a warm bath, read books, listen to peaceful music, or meditation. Avoid activities that raise the heart rate, like exercising.
Source: Resources | (worldsleepday.org)
- Timing of Last Meal May Contribute to Nighttime Heartburn or Insomnia [Internet]. Verywell Health. 2022 [cited 2022 Apr 6]. Available from: https://www.verywellhealth.com/eating-before-bed-3014981
- Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep | National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke [Internet]. Ninds.nih.gov. 2022 [cited 2022 Apr 6]. Available from: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/understanding-Sleep