Word of Today: How Can You Sleep Better At Night
Having a bad sleep at night?
Are you having sleepless nights? Do you know it can have negative effects on your hormones, brain functioning and exercise performance? A good sleep is important in the same way as healthy diet and exercise. It will also let you eat less and exercise better to get fit and healthy.
So, for your health we are giving 6 proven tips to sleep better at night.
Bright light exposure during the day
Our body has a natural time-keeping clock called circadian rhythm which affects your brain, body and hormones. Usually, it tells your body when to sleep and help to stay awake. Circadian rhythm can remain healthy if exposed to sunlight. Besides improving daytime energy it also enhances nighttime sleep quality and duration.
Avoid consumption of caffeine late in the day
Undoubtedly, caffeine enhances focus, energy and performance especially in sports. Consuming caffeine late in the day can stimulate your nervous system and prevent you from relaxing at night. Avoid consuming caffeine 6 hours before bed to have a good sleep at night.
Clarifying the point here, short power naps are helpful but long daytime naps can spoil your sleep at night as it confuses your circadian rhythm (your own clock). Taking a short power nap of 30 minutes can improve your brain functionality and energy.
Regular sleep/ wake time
A regular sleep and wake cycle is very important for a good sleep as it allows your internal clock to function on a set loop.
Avoid eating late
Consuming a heavy meal before sleep can ruin your night. However, there are certain meals which can help you in improved sleep especially low-carb meals.
Apart from all these proven tips, there are some foods which can also help you in getting better sleep. It includes almonds, chamomile tea, cherry juice and protein intake. Remember, give some time to digest too!