Having trouble sleeping at night? Unhealthy life can give you insomnia and a poor sleep will cause hangover after waking up. It is a problematic cycle which usually happens to busy people such as students and businesspersons. Unhealthy sleep can slow down metabolism, cause chronic disease and make you overweight. Worry not because here are tricks to help you getting healthier sleep.
- Do not use electronic devices before sleeping.
Lights produced by electronic devices affect our sleeping patterns. Lights can halt the production of Melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone in our body that makes us sleep easier. It is produced by a pineal gland and only excreted into our blood flow when there are fewer light sources in the surrounding area.
- Drink milk before getting into bed
Milk calms nerves and relaxes your brain. It will make you sleep faster and better. Milk also gives you the needed energy for the following morning. You will wake up with better mood and physical capabilities. Therefore, a glass of milk before bed should become your evening routine. Just do not forget to brush your teeth afterward.
- Try 4-7-8 technique
Andrew Weil, a holistic health doctor who trained at Harvard, pioneered a technique to make you fall asleep. To follow the technique, you have to touch the ridge of tissue behind your upper front teeth with the tip of your tongue, exhale completely and then repeat this breathing pattern three times:
- Breath through your nose quietly for count of four
- Hold your breath for count of seven
- Exhale completely through your nose, make a whoosh sound to count of eight
- Now inhale once again
Those are the steps you can do to get healthier sleep. If you do not want chronic health problems, do not underestimate sleeping problems. Furthermore, Healthy sleep also keeps you from overweight. Happy sleeping.