Twelve Habits That May Be Ruining Your Sleep Quality
Per Reader's Digest
Finish your work early in the evening so that your mind can "turn off" before bedtime.
Don't try to catch up on sleep over the weekend! You can make up for some loss of sleep but you could mess up your sleep cycle.
Consider not checking your social media accounts before bed. The light that your device emits could disrupt the signal to your brain that it is time to sleep.
Reading a book or watching TV could also keep your body from realizing that it is time to sleep.
Brushing your teeth could give you a second wind from the activity alone and the minty toothpaste could also energize you.
Don't turn the heat up before bed. Experts recommend that you have your bedroom around 65 degrees to signal your body that it is time to sleep.
Resist the temptation to wear cozy warm pajamas to bed. It is better to stay warm with bedding so you can take it off if you get too warm in the middle of the night.
Address any pain without the use of medication, it can affect the quality of your sleep.
Time your workout right. It is best to workout in the mornings or afternoons because the endorphins may keep you awake if you workout to late in the day.
Drinking caffienated drinks late in the day could keep you awake. Cut the caffien at lunchtime to be safe.
Pass on the glass of wine just before bed, it can affect the quality of your sleep.
Late-night eating could lead to weight gain. If you are hungry, try eating cereal or a handful of nuts to stave off the hunger pangs.