Are you a millenial who lies there drifting in and out of sleep all night? Are you one of many people who suffer from sleep deprivation? This one is for you ! Did you know that 62% of adults worldwide feel that they don’t sleep well when they go to bed ?
With that being said, lack of sleep has been shown to have a negative impact on:
1. Your Mood: Sleep deprivation causes your body to produce higher levels of anxiety, depression, and tiredness.
2. Apathy: Sleep deprivation triggers the production of a hormone that gives you apathy.
3. Your Brain: Sleep deprivation leads to the shrinking of your hippocampus and affects your executive function and working memory.
4. Your Heart: Lack of sleep raises your blood pressure and heart rate.
5. Your Sex Life: Lack of sleep creates a lower desire for sex and your body's testosterone levels will drop.
We all know how it feels to wake up after a long night of tossing and turning; we wake up feeling groggy, irritable, and just overall terrible. So what can we do to make sure that we wake up feeling refreshed in the morning? Here are 10 tips to wake up feeling refreshed again:
1. Make sure you're sleeping in a comfortable bed in a quiet and dark room. This will help ensure that you're getting deep, restful sleep. 2. Avoid caffeine late in the day so that it doesn't interfere with your sleep. 3. Eat a light evening dinner so that your body isn't working hard to digest food while you're trying to sleep. 4. Get some exercise during the day to help tire your body out so you can sleep better at night. 5. Establish a regular sleep schedule by going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, even on weekends.
6. Avoid using electronics in bed as the light from screens can interfere with your natural sleep cycle. Instead, read a book or listen to calm music before bedtime.
7. Take some time to relax before going to bed by reading or taking a bath so that your mind is clear when you lie down to sleep."
8. Make sure your bedroom is at a comfortable temperature – not too hot or too cold – as this can affect your sleep.
9. In the hour before bed, avoid working or doing anything strenuous so that your mind is calm when you lie down to sleep.
10. If you find yourself lying in bed awake, don't stress about it – instead, focus on relaxing your body and breathing slowly and evenly until you drift off to sleep."
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