Sleep is an important factor that determines the way our bodies feel the next day and essentially how our brain functions during the day. Depriving yourself of good sleep will not benefit you in any way.
It might be considered general knowledge to know that good sleep affects your daily routine and how ready your body feels for the next day. There are, however, factors that may prohibit you from getting into a deep sleep.
Implementing a consistent daily routine
Well, for starters, not having a sleep schedule at all can be quite the problem and the obvious reason for the constant fatigue that you might be feeling. At this point, it is surely time to start re-evaluating your day-to-day habits so that your body is able to become used to these routines.
Eventually, your body will become accustomed to the routine you’ve started implementing every day.
Reducing your screen time before sleep
Some other pointers to your disrupted sleep schedule could be that your screen time does not have a limit right before bed. By limiting your screen time an hour before bedtime, the quality of your sleep will be increased as your brain interprets the blue light as the sun which in effect makes it seem as though it is daytime.
By allowing your brain to distinguish the difference between daytime and nighttime, you will be able to have the best sleep rather than feeling like you’ve had a minimum amount of sleep.
Avoid eating right before bed
So, while immense screen time is a no-no, what you consume and when you consume foods is an important part of what determines the type of sleep you will be getting. Avoiding products such as caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol is a good start to obtaining your full night’s rest.
Consuming food a few hours before is probably not the best idea as well. This will determine how your sleep throughout the night as your foods might not altogether be digested yet.
All of these factors contribute to your overall health so remember to be kind to yourself and achieve that deep sleep you so desperately need!