4 Common sleep mistakes you might be making

4 Common sleep mistakes you might be making

Do you know what the most common sleep mistakes are? Because you might unknowingly be making them in your daily routines.

Sleep mistakes can impact how we perform at work or school and, having a good sleep routine helps you concentrate and be more productive during the day.

Dr Nerina shares what she believes is the most common sleep mistakes we are all making:

  1. Skipping breakfast

Not having breakfast is a surprising cause of poor sleep. Lots of people struggle with eating early in the morning but skipping it will put everything, including your sleep, out of sync. By having breakfast you stabilise your blood sugar while activating your body’s circadian timer, which allows it to make more of the sleep hormone melatonin later in the day.

Eating something as small as eight almonds and two dates is enough to kick-start your body and lead to deep, restorative sleep later that night.

  1. Neglecting your sleep environment

A good environment is an essential part of getting deep, restorative sleep and this means everything from the right light and temperature in your bedroom to the right comfort of the mattress. Turn your bedroom into a calming space that you really want to spend time in.

  1. Replying to emails in bed

So many people who can’t sleep spend their evenings catching up on emails they haven’t managed to respond to during the day. This is a big mistake, and more often than not the reason for their lack of sleep and exhaustion.

When we look at our phone or a computer screen our brain mentally responds to the blue light, waking us up and making it impossible for us to unwind and prepare for sleep. So if you’re serious about getting a good night’s sleep log off your emails and put down your phone 60-90 minutes before bed.

  1. Viewing sleep as a luxury

The University of Oxford describes this as ‘sleep arrogance’, which is when someone constantly tries to keep with the demands of life by working against their body clock.

Silentnight sleep expert, Dr Nerina, suggests that if you fall into this category of ‘sleep arrogance’ you need to try and relax your attitude towards sleep. Relinquish control to enable yourself to fall asleep at a reasonable time and gain more energy for the next day.

If you find yourself under any of these categories and want more information about a good night’s sleep, check out our blog ‘How To Improve Your Sleep Routine’.

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