Getting a good night’s rest is about more than just going to bed at an appropriate time. It is also about arranging your evening so that it is not stressful or stimulating in a way that can make it hard to fall and stay asleep. If you are having trouble falling asleep and do not know why it may be because you are doing some things that you never should before going to bed.
These surprising before-bed habits may be keeping you from getting the good night’s sleep you have been craving. Do not let these bad habits prevent you from getting the rest you deserve. These are 3 important things that you should not do right before bed.
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1) Watch A Scary Movie
If the content of horror movies doesn’t bother you but you’re still experiencing insomnia, it might not be the best idea to watch something scary right before bed. That’s because all that suspense can increase physiological arousal in your body and that is the exact opposite of what helps you feel sleepy.
2) Do Not Sleep Immediately After A Big Meal
Eating before bed can cause the body’s metabolism to slow. The body slows down its functions at night to prepare for sleep, but consuming foods, especially those high in carbs, can make it harder to digest and result in weight gain.
3) Do Not Bring Work Into Bedroom
Working from bed decreases sleep quality, which decreases work productivity, energy levels, and quality of life. Using the bed as a workspace means you’re bringing your work with you to bed, both literally and figuratively. On the other hand, it’s easy to never feel fully productive.
Sources: TikTok Dr. Karan Raj.