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Sleep hygiene by Rubina Ratnakar

Life Skills Tue, 09 Mar 2021 10:17:00 +0000

People struggle a lot with sleep. Due to the stress and tension, our mind is always in a rush, and anxiety is a common consequence. Good sleep comes with a peaceful mind and we have to do a lot of things in order to achieve that. Rubina Ratnakar tells you all about sleep hygiene and gives you tips that can help you in improving the quality of your sleep in this blog.

Start with getting rid of all the bad habits of your life. Stop consuming alcohol, caffeine, and any other substances that can hamper your sleep. These are some of the most prevalent causes of your deprived sleep and are responsible for spoiling your sleep cycle.

The next step should be making your room a place where you enter and feel like sleeping instantly. You need to modify your interiors and make them suitable for sleeping. Start with the lighting, use heavy curtains or blinds that will create a dark arena in your room. A shady and darkroom makes you sleep more easily since it sends the signals to your brain that is the time to sleep. Along with light you need to pay attention to the sound as well. Use earplugs or try to make the environment sound-free so that there are no disturbances when you sleep. Remove all the distractions from your bedroom and make it a place that is for sleeping only.

Pay attention to what you do right before you go to bed. You need to stop doing exhausting activities or activities that may raise emotional tension in you. You should follow relaxing pre-sleep hygiene so that you go to bed all calm and relaxed. Read a book, listen to your favorite music, or spend some time with your loved ones in order to sleep peacefully.

Another reason behind the disturbed sleep cycle can be afternoon naps. Make a proper routine if you want to nap in the afternoon. You should sleep at a proper time or should not nap at all.

Go to bed and wake up at the same time. This will help your body to get into the habit of waking up on its own.

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