Ordinary Habits Disrupting Your Sleep

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We all know that it’s important to get a good night’s sleep. But did you know that some of the ordinary habits in your daily routine could be disrupting your sleep? Here are some of the most common ways in which we hurt our own efforts at getting that good night’s rest and how to combat them: <strong>Consuming Certain Substances Near Bedtime</strong> There are certain foods and other substances that shouldn’t be consumed before you go to bed. They can make it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep. One notorious offender is the stimulant caffeine. It’s best to avoid it four to six hours before you go to sleep. Remember that this includes chocolate, tea and caffeinated soda! Alcohol is another substance to avoid near bedtime. Although it may help you feel sleepy at first, it wears off as the alcohol levels in your blood drop, causing a stimulant effect hours later. Don’t forget that you should also avoid heavy foods, spicy foods and sugary foods before bedtime, because they can make it more difficult for you to stay sleep. <strong>Having an Inconsistent Sleep Schedule</strong> Not only is it important to get about eight hours of sleep every night, it’s crucial to keep a consistent sleep schedule. Having a consistent sleep schedule helps signal to your body that there are certain times of day when it should be awake and certain times of the day when it should be asleep. By going to bed at the same hour each night and waking up at the same hour each morning, your body will be

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