Do You Practice Sleep Hygiene?
Did you know that poor sleeping habits can sabotage your weight loss goals and affect your productivity during the day?
Sleep is very, very important because it enables the body to repair and be fit and ready for another day. Unfortunately, the importance of sleep when it comes to health and even weight loss is usually highly underrated.
Quality sleep is part and parcel of pursuing a healthy lifestyle. A good night’s rest leads to:
Stronger focus on your daily tasks;
Higher energy levels;
Body repair and renewal of cells.
Sacrificing sleep takes a lot away from your waking life experience.
All these tie in together to help you lead a QUALITY LIFE –
You Look good, feel great and your productivity is tops.
Sleep Hygiene: 4 Quick Tips for Better Zzzzs
Practicing what’s known as good “sleep hygiene” can significantly increase your chances of having a good night’s sleep. Here are 4 quick tips to help boost your sleep hygiene:
Avoiding spicy or rich foods before bed. No more late night curry or ice-cream buckets. These foods are major culprits in triggering indigestion and heartburn, which are really uncomfortable and can keep you up at night.
Avoiding stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine in the afternoon and evening.
Avoiding alcohol. Even though a glass of wine can help you fall asleep fast, it can disrupt your sleep in the second part of the night as the body begins to process the alcohol.
Exercise. Did you know that just 10 minutes of exercise a day can drastically improve your quality of sleep? That’s just one more reason to take that walk or go for a run.
Aim to hit the gym earlier in the day though, as exercise can increase energy post-workout, and keep you up at night.
How many hours do you sleep everyday?
Purpose to catch up on your sleep tonight, won’t you?